The Haryana Government had granted the permission to the auto major to restart its Manesar based manufacturing facility on April 22, but the company told it will resume the operations only when it could maintain continuous production and sell vehicles which is not possible at this point of time.
On Wednesday the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) told it will resume operations at its Manesar plant from May 12. As MSI said all activities would be carried out strictly according to the government regulations and guidelines and observing the company’s own concern for the highest standards of safety. “All activities would be administered strictly in accordance with the govt regulations and guidelines and observing the Company’s own concern for the very best standards of safety,” as the company said in a BSE filing.
On Wednesday, the company re-opened about 600 dealerships which were closed due to nationwide lockdown and has even started deliveries of the vehicles. A PTI report says that Maruti; which has around 3,080 dealerships across 1,960 cities or towns in the country, has managed to open around 474 Arena outlets, 80 Nexa dealerships and 45 commercial vehicle sales outlets.
MSI Executive Director, Marketing and Sales “Shashank Srivastava” told PTI adding that the company had enough stock with the dealers to take care of the deliveries at the moment. “From the time a customer walks into the showroom till the ultimate delivery of the vehicle, all processes are scientifically studied. Haryana Besides, the corporate has put in situ a strong digital process to assist customers buy vehicles without having the necessity to go to the showrooms”.
The auto major told that it now offers the door-step delivery of cars. The dealerships will perform complete sterilisation of the test-drive vehicles. Other automakers like Mercedes-Benz India, TVS Motor Company and Royal Enfield announced on Wednesday the resumption of the operations after being shut for quite a month.