Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited has a lot of followers in India. The arm of the Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan has made its mark in the highly competitive two wheeler Indian markets. Suzuki has concentrated mostly on the 125cc category in which they are highly successful.
However, the company’s GS150R, which is the 150cc bike, has also been getting good and positive reviews. However, there is a serious glitch when the question is of the quality of the service that is offered at the company’s authorized service centers. However, the Access 125 is one vehicle that has made everyone to almost ignore the trivial issues.
The Access 125 has been a runaway success and was an instant hit for both the boys as well as the girls. Now the next important thing for the SMIPL is expanding the company. The Haryana Government has made available a plant worth Rs. 2,000 crores for the company. The new plant is likely to come up in Rohtak. This is some serious development for the company.
According to the company statement, they will be investing around one-fourth amount in the first leg. However, this process is likely to be completed at least two years from now – in 2014. There will be per annum capacity of five lakh units. The entire work has been divided in three phases in all.
If the entire plans are executed as planned, the company could be able to manufacture as many as two million units per year. It is a long-term project for the company. However, for this picture to come true, the company will have to wait for seven more years.
It seems like the state of Gujarat even Haryana is becoming a favorite purpose for two wheeler manufactures. The other two notable auto companies that have their plants in Haryana are Harley Davidson and Hero MoroCorp.
As stated earlier, the first leg of the operations can begin from 2014. The plant is spread in an area of 50 acres. The new plant will be bread and butter to as many as 4000 workers. That is not all. Indirect employment will also be solved as there are a lot of factors that are involved apart from direct employment.
The decision of allowing Suzuki to have a plant was taken in a meeting where Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Industries Minister Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala were present.