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Chip scarcity: Maruti Suzuki anticipates drop in manufacturing in December | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Dec 02, 2021 08:00:00 AM

The carmaker’s output in September was down by almost 60 p.c as a result of world semiconductor scarcity.

Maruti Suzuki continues to really feel the strain of the scarcity of semiconductors, which go into a number of electronics elements in its vary of passenger automobiles. Just like the scenario in November, the carmaker expects output to be within the area of 80-85 p.c of normal manufacturing. 

  • The impression to manufacturing shall be lesser than August-September interval
  • Maruti’s vegetation in Haryana and Gujarat shall be affected

The carmaker has formally confirmed that its manufacturing in December 2021 shall be impacted, albeit to a lesser extent than it was within the August-September interval (see manufacturing knowledge desk under).

“Owing to a provide constraint of digital elements as a result of semiconductor scarcity scenario, the corporate is anticipating an adversarial impression on automobile manufacturing within the month of December ’21 in each Haryana and its contract manufacturing firm, Suzuki Motor Gujarat Non-public Restricted (SMG) in Gujarat,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement. “Although the scenario is kind of dynamic, it’s presently estimated that the whole automobile manufacturing quantity throughout each areas could possibly be round 80 to 85 p.c of regular manufacturing.”

Maruti Suzuki India plant capacities

Maruti’s two vegetation at Gurugram and Manesar in Haryana have a mixed manufacturing capability of 15,80,000, whereas the Suzuki Motor Gujarat plant has a 5,00,000-units capability. This provides as much as somewhat over 2 million items each year (20,80,000).  All put collectively, the three vegetation’ month-to-month manufacturing is estimated at somewhat over 1,73,000 items.

Impression on Maruti’s output in Q2 FY2022

Within the second quarter of FY2022 (July-September 2021), the carmaker couldn’t produce an estimated 1,16,000 automobiles as a result of identical electronics elements scarcity. Because of this, the carmaker’s output in September was down by almost 60 p.c, and it got here at a time when the festive season known as for fast provides to showrooms throughout the nation.

Like Maruti Suzuki, a variety of different carmakers have been affected by the worldwide scarcity of semiconductors, whose depth has decreased however is prone to run nicely into 2022.

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