Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the largest car makers in the country is now all set
to become the largest car breakers of the country. The company has set up a
vehicle scrapping and recycling unit at Noida in the state of Uttar Pradesh on
the outskirts of Delhi.
Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI), a Government approved ELV
scrapping and recycling unit was inaugurated by Union Minister of Road
Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in the presence of Satoshi Suzuki,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan, India.
Dignitaries from the Ministry of Road Transport &Highways and Delhi and
Uttar Pradesh government graced the occasion.
Present at the function were Masaru Akaishi,
Managing Director, MSTI, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India
Limited, Hiroshi Yanagisawa, Managing Director, Toyota Tsusho India Private
Limited (TTIPL) and Rahul Bharti, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Maruti
Suzuki India Limited.
a step towards circular economy and with an aim to promote organized,
transparent and environment friendly dismantling of End-of-Life Vehicles
(ELVs), Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group have joined hands to set up MSTI.
10,993 sq m facility has a capacity to scrap and recycle over 24,000 ELVs
annually. Built with an investment of over Rs 44 crores, the facility uses
modern and technologically advanced machines to dismantle and scrap ELVs in a
scientific manner. Aligning with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, all the
equipment being used at the facility is manufactured in India.
follows globally approved quality and environment standards. These include
complete solid and liquid waste management ensuring zero discharge of liquid
and gases from the ELVs.
the facility, Gadkari noted, “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has
launched the visionary National Automobile Scrappage Policy aimed at creating
an ecosystem for phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles from the Indian
roads. To meet this objective, we need state-of-the-art scrapping and recycling
units. I would like to congratulate Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group for
setting up this modern facility as per global standards. I would request Maruti
and other stakeholders to build and create an ecosystem of similar scrapping
and recycling units across the country. This would make the roads safer, air
cleaner and the raw material cheaper for their cars.”