Maruti Suzuki slumps in the second Covid-19 wave

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Lost about 7% in manufacturing of car units in the month of April

The country’s largest manufacturer the Maruti Suzuki Republic of India (MSI) on Wednesday said its total production in April 2021 stood at 1,59,955 units, down 7% from March this year. 

The company had made a whole of 1,72,433 units among the year-ago amount, Maruti Suzuki Republic of India (MSI) same throughout a regulative filing. 

Production of mini cars comprising Alto and S-Presso models stood at 29,056 units last month as against 28,519 units in March. However, the production of compact cars, comprising WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, and Dzire, declined to 83,432 units last month as against 95,186 units in March 2021, MSI said. 

Similarly, production of utility vehicles, like, Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, and XL6 declined to 31,059 units in April as compared with 32,421 units in March. 

MSI production of its light-weight business vehicles stood at 2,390 units in last month as against 2,397 units in March 2021. 

“There was no production in April 2020 because of COVID -19 connected internment. A comparison between April 2021 production volume and that of April 2020 does not have any which means,” MSI noted.

Chairman R.C. Bhargava aforementioned it had been troublesome to supply a sales outlook thanks to uncertainties associated with COVID-19 still under production constraints. The matter wasn’t of demand, however of shortage of vehicles, he said, adding that the firm presently had unfinished client bookings of quite 2 large integer vehicles. The country’s largest car manufacturer was additionally ‘keeping a detailed watch on the impact of rising steel costs and government orders limiting the utilization of gas by industries, still because the continued shortage of semiconductors, Mr. Bhargava aforementioned throughout a group discussion. “We are unit manufacturing at full capability. Demand for private quality can strengthen additional thanks to the second COVID wave; demand isn’t about to weaken,” he said. Mr. Bhargava aforementioned of the 30,000 workers of the firm, 1,280 were presently infected with COVID-19. However, this has not affected the supply of individuals performing on the lines, he said.



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