Maruti vendors face heat, auto parts supplies stopped



Several Punjab-based vendors have started feeling the heat after the shutting down of Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant due to violence, as fresh orders have been put on hold by the company.

Terming the shutting down of the Manesar plant after the violence as "shocking", industry representatives asked the Haryana authorities to resolve the issue at the earliest to put the business on track.

"Our supplies to Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant have been stopped completely after the violence incident hit the plant," Punjab-based GNA Group Director Ranbir Singh told PTI today.

The company supplies propelling shaft assemblies and intermediate shaft assemblies for Maruti's 'Swfit' and 'Dzire' models.

The company monthly supplies auto components worth of Rs 4 crore to Maruti Suzuki. "Almost 70 per cent of our supplies to Maruti Suzuki have been affected," he said.

Asked whether the company received any indication from Maruti about when to supply fresh orders, he replied in negative.

Echoing similar sentiments, another auto component maker Moonlight said its order book has also been impacted because of closure of Maruti's plant.

"We supply sheet components among other auto parts to Maruti Suzuki worth Rs 30 lakh a month," said company’s Director Prithivi Raj.

A Ludhiana-based auto component maker GS Auto Group while condemning the Maruti Suzuki's incident, said: "We are curtailing our supplies to Maruti Suzuki as the situation seems to have reached deadlock." GS Auto supplies fasteners to Maruti Suzuki.

"Already auto companies are facing slowdown and now this crisis will again hit industrial growth," he noted.