Indian auto giant Maruti Suzuki said that it will undertake a one day production cut at its Gurgaon plant on Saturday. The decision has been taken due to the declining sales of the company.
The Gurgaon plant of the company has manufactured various car models, including the M800, Wagon R, Alto Series, Estillo, Dzire and the Ertiga. The plant has the capacity to roll out between 3,500 and 4,000 units per day. An official from the company said that the reason for the one-day production shut down at Gurgaon is due to the market slowdown.
The official added that the Manesar plant will function normally. Maruti Suzuki India has reported a downfall of 7.89 percent in its total sales and registered 1,09,567 units in the month of February 2013. The company had sold 1,18,949 units in the corresponding month last year. In the month of February 2012, the company had recorded domestic sales of 97,955 units, as compared to 1,07,653 units in the year before that, which led to a fall of 9.01 percent.
On the whole, the company’s total passenger car sales in the domestic market went down by 10.89 percent to 83,865 units, from 94,118 units in the same month in the year 2012.