Maruti resumes production after maintenance closure

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd resumed production on Monday morning after the maintenance closure. The maintenance closure had been advanced by three weeks to June 6-11, following a fire at the Manesar facilities of its supplier, Subros Ltd, on May 29.

"Due to the strenuous efforts made by all concerned, operations at MSIL's facilities in Gurgaon and Manesar have begun smoothly," said a company press release.
On May 30, Maruti had to suspend operations at its plants in Gurgaon and Manesar, both in Haryana, following a fire at the Subros plant in Manesar. Subros supplies air-conditioning units to Maruti.

For the month of May, Maruti - India's largest carmaker - reported a 10.6 per cent growth in domestic sales, but a 20.8 per cent fall in exports. The company reported a 11 per cent growth in compacts (including Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno and Dzire), but a 5.6 per cent decline in sales of minis (including Alto and WagonR).

Maruti also posted a hefty 144.2 per cent growth in sales of utility vehicles including the S-Corss, Ertiga and Vitara Brezza.