Maruti Suzuki’s diesel engine plant in Manesar caters not only to the needs of the Indian market but even other markets around the world. Suzuki’s plant in Hungary is one of the key manufacturing units for the Japanese automaker, which receives close to 45000 units of the Multijet engines from Maruti Suzuki in India. Now the company plans to significantly increase production of the upcoming new Swift to 18000 units per month to cater to the high demand. In the light of the above, export of diesel engines to Hungary are being cut to almost negligible levels. The Manesar plant is able to manufacture 2.8 lakh Multijet engines a year, whereas the requirements are close to 4 lakhs units.
“We are reducing on export of diesel engines significantly to cater to the domestic demand. Currently we export about 35,000 to 45,000 units every year to Hungary. We will reduce it to almost negligible levels in the next six months. The additional engines that we get (after cutting exports) will go for the Swift in India,” Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive officer (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), said.