Gandhinagar, 2nd June, 2012: Today, the Automobile national leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) signed a State Support Agreement (SSA) with the Govt of Gujarat for setting up their first Auto Vehicle manufacturing facility in Gujarat adding a new feather in the automobile industrial growth in Gujarat, in the presence Hon. Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
MSIL will set up two units in two phases in the backward Taluka of Mandal-Becharaji Amadavad dristric in Gujarat. The 1st unit (1st phase) will be near the historical town of Becharaji and 2nd unit (2nd phase) will come up at a location of around 25 Kms from Becharaji.
Gujarat Chief Minister, while Welcoming Maruti Suzuki to Gujarat Said that Gujarat has emerged as a prominent Global hub in Automobile Sector. The Journey started with TATA Neno, Ford, Peugeout, and now Maruti has entered in Gujarat which will strenghten the brand Gujarat as a Globly preferred business location. Maruti’s Auto plant will serve for other Golbal market also.
Manufacturing and engineering sector in Gujarat contributes over 27% to state GSDP and contributes overall 9 % to the national engineering out put, Shri Narendra Modi Said and added that there were more than 30 engineering clusters and there are more clusters are emerging like. Sanand- Viramgam, Mandal-Becharaji, Halol-savli, Anjar, santhalpur will make Gujarat a Global Hab in engineering sector as a whole.
Gujarat has focused on skill development of youth man power the capacity has gone up with 54 engineering, 106 Diploma Colleges over 82000 seats & 253 ITI Gujarat has formed prestigious PPP model of skill formation training with industries. Shri Narendra Modi Said that with in a year Gujarat is succeeded to emerge as an attractive Auto hub for world known auto Manufacchuring companies.
Shri SHINZO NAKANISHI, M.D. (MSIL) thanked the whole hearted support of Government Of Gujarat and said that Gujarat and India are rapidly emerged as best markets for Automobile. He said that the two combined plants of Gujarat & Hariyana will manufacture two million vehicles in a year. He also praisd the very high Qaulity of skill manpower & port facilities in Gujarat.
The 1st phase of the plant is expected to be commissioned with a total anticipated investment of about Rs. 4000 crore. The 1st phase in its full capacity will roll out 7,50,000 vehicles per year.
There will be more than 2000 direct employment in each phase and more than 10000 indirect employment in each phase. With MSIL’s entry, the surrounding area will develop as a Manufacturing Zone. The export capability of Gujarat will also be enhanced.
MSIL and Govt of Gujarat will work together to set up a State of the Art Automobile Research Institute to take the automobile industry in Gujarat to a much higher level.
With the industry of Maruti in Mandal region, there will be holistic development of the industry manifold with automotive and engineering industry in the backward area.