Maruti Suzuki India
Ltd (MSIL), the largest car makers in the country is now into the crushing
business. Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited is a 50:50 joint venture
between Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Toyota Tsusho Group. Their vehicle
scrapping and recycling unit is based out of Noida in the state of Uttar
Pradesh on the outskirts of Delhi.
If your old personal petrol
vehicles have lived their complete lives of 15 years or your diesel vehicles
have done ten years in Delhi NCR, then you have no choice but to scrap it. But if you have managed to sell your vehicles
before their end of lives to places outside Delhi NCR where one can extend the
registration after an automated fitness test, then it’s a different story. But
in this video we are not getting into the nitty gritties of the scrapping
policy per se, rather we are going to tell you about the scrapping and
A few years back,
scrapping a vehicle was undertaken primarily in the unorganised sector all over
the country. For example, Delhi’s Mayapuri area was one such place where
vehicles of all kinds were stripped, cut and recycled. The business employed
hundreds and thousands of workers who were greatly talented no doubt but paid
little or no heed to disposing of vehicle parts in an eco friendly, safe and
hygienic manner. Oil, gas, metal, plastic etc that were part of any scrapped
vehicle were dangerously handled and disposed of, causing great harm to the
environment and to the people handling it. The entire scrappage business was
considered shady and unethical to a great extent.
But all that changed
when the government clamped down on the unorganised sector. But even today
people trust their local mechanics when it comes to scrapping their end of life
Let’s assume your
vehicle has reached its end of life. Rather than dumping it in front of your
house and thereby contributing to the environmental mess, or giving it off to a
local mechanic, it’s best you approach some of the established government of India
approved End of Life Vehicle (ELV) scrapping and recycling units.
Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu
India Private Limited (MSTI) was established on 22nd October 2019. MSTI is
setting up one more facility in Gujarat and will set up more such facilities
across the country later.
The 10,993 sq m
facility has a capacity to scrap and recycle over 24,000 End of Life vehicles
or ELVs annually. Built with an investment of over Rs 44 crore, the facility
uses modern and technologically advanced machines to dismantle and scrap ELVs
in a scientific manner.
Let’s begin by the
procedure one needs to recycle an ELV. Dealerships and individuals keen to
dispose of their ELVs can check into the company’s website www.msti.co.in or call a dedicated call centre number 1800
The vehicle is
transferred to the MSTI campus where the initial documentation and inspection
of vehicle is done. It’s checked for radioactive material, post which the
process of pre-treatment and de-pollution begins wherein any toxic gas is
removed, oil is drained out, the innards including the seats, tyres, batteries etc
are taken out. The dismantling of the vehicle is done as per international best
practices. The scrap gathered is segregated and stored outside.
The entire process
ends with the ELV shell being compressed into a bale for easy storage and
transportation. MSTI officials claimed the company recycles as much as 98pc of
the ELV. While the compressed steel shell is sent to steel mills and smelters
by the company directly, the rest of the parts are sold to those government
approved outlets dealing with the scrapped parts.
MSTI hopes that ELVs
are routed through the company where everything is handled professionally, from
purchase to dismantling and recycling of the vehicle. The company has disposed
of around 120 vehicles to date where vehicle owners have been paid anywhere
between Rs 25000 to Rs 80,000 for their scrapped vehicle. It’s time for every
responsible Indian to approach institutions like MSTI when it comes to scraping
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