India’s major auto manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, has decided to reduce production days at its Gujarat plant in August. Maruti Suzuki, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan produced 170,719 units in July, reporting a 59pc increase in production compared to a year ago.
Segment-wise, passenger car production rose by 52pc to 117,814 units. Overall production recovered on the back of higher production of utility vehicles, which almost doubled from the prior year to 40,094 units.
Production at Suzuki Motor’s Gujarat plant will be partially impacted in August owing to the short supply of semiconductors. Production at the plant will be halted on three days—Aug 7, 14 and 21. Additionally, production lines may also witness a reduction from two shifts to single shift working.
Maruti says that the situation is dynamic, and the operational decisions would revolve around it which includes, decisions on models, change in shifts or lines to optimize resources.
Maruti Suzuki sold 162,462 units in July, 50pc higher than a year ago.