Chief Minister of Gujarat
Anandiben Patel laid the foundation stone for Suzuki group’s Gujarat vehicle
manufacturing plant in Hansalpur on January 28, 2015.
The Suzuki Group will set up
three plants at Hansalpur with a total annual capacity of 750,000 vehicles. The
first plant is scheduled to start production in mid-2017. It is being set up at
an investment of about Rs 3,000 crore, and will have an annual capacity of
The ceremony was held in the
presence of Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to India, Rajnikant S Patel, Home
Minister of Gujarat, Osamu Suzuki, Chairman & CEO Suzuki Motor Corporation,
Japan, R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti
Suzuki India and Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director, Maruti Suzuki India at the
The vehicles manufactured at
these facilities will be supplied exclusively to Maruti Suzuki India Limited
(MSIL) and support MSIL’s objective of reaching annual sales of two million
units in the medium term.
Osamu Suzuki said, “For the
Suzuki group, setting up of this new manufacturing facility in Gujarat is the
start of a new era....We want to
manufacture vehicles together with you, which we can provide for the domestic
and global markets. Your support and cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
to this project, many more Japanese people will travel to Gujarat. Let us
deepen friendship and mutual understanding between India and Japan”.
The campus, spread over 640
acres, will also have an integrated suppliers’ park.
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