Monday, June 13, 2011

Maruti sales may dip due to strike at Manesar facility

Maruti India is going through hard time as it faces a downfall in the revenue due to the strike held at one of its manufacturing unit located at Manesar. The strike began on Saturday and and still its going on. In the mean time Management of Maruti Plant at Manesar plant has sensed that due to this strike revenue of Maruti India is strike badly as Maruti faces a delay in the delivery of the Maruti deisel cars in India. Because of this four day strike Maruti has registered a revenue loss of Rs 150 crore and a production loss of around 1900 units.

Maruti Swift
The Chairperson of Maruti Manesar plant, Harayana, RC Bhargava reported that if the strike continues it is possible that Maruti India's production would hit and which will cause in the a decrease in the sales and also the delivery of Maruti diesel cars in India get affected. In addition to this chairperson Bhargava said that dealers of Maruti in India have enough stock of petrol cars, but if the strike continues for a longer period then surely there would a shortage of diesel cars. It is worth to mention that Maruti's Manesar plant posses a capacity of producing 1200 units per day but because of this strike there is a loss of around 650 units per day mainly of diesel cars. The production loss has reached a mamoth figure of 1900 units during the period of four days of strike.

Maruti Wagon R
Maruti India is producing small hatchback cars like Maruti Swift, Maruti A-star. Apart from this Maruti also produce sedan cars like Maruti Swift Dzire and Maruti SX4 at its Manesar plant. Where as the cars like Maruti Alto, Maruti Wagon R and Maruti Zen Estilo are under the care of Gurgaon plant. Around 2000 workers of Maruti Manesar plant were on strike from Saturday. In the absence of reconciliation Maruti gave a pink slip to the 11 workers on Tuesday in hope to end the strike but it doesn't work and workers continued their strike. Meanwhile Maruti disagreed to to accept the demand of a new workers union at Manesar plant. Furthermore, the Haryana Labour department also states that Maruti have to retain the 11 workers which are terminated on Tuesday.

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