Maruti had to temporarily suspend production at its Manesar and Gurgaon plants due to fire at one of its suppliers manufacturing plant affecting its spare parts supply. Subros supplies air-conditioning kit to Maruti from where the fire was reported.
The fire was caused by a short circuit and aggravated the fire further due to winds reported in the region at the location. Maruti Suzuki will resume production once Subros supply chain returns to normalcy.
Subros Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of thermal products and is in technical collaboration with Denso with an annual capacity of 1.5 million AC kits, of these 50 percent is supplied to Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti said, "Owing to an unfortunate incident of a fire at the Manesar facilities of our supplier, M/s Subros Limited, on Sunday (May 29), supplies of components from that plant have been disrupted. As a consequence, Maruti Suzuki India will have to temporarily suspend manufacture of cars at its facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon, starting second half Monday (May 30). Subros Ltd and Maruti Suzuki are jointly assessing the extent of damage to essential equipment. We are also examining the options available to start supply of components from other facilities. Production will resume as soon as components become available."
Apart from Maruti Suzuki, Subros supplies its product to Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault-Nissan, and Force Motors. Subros has plants in Noida, Manesar, Pune, Chennai, and Sanand.
Maruti Suzuki's new cars like the Baleno and Vitara Brezza are already commanding waiting period ranging from six to nine months, now with the suspension of production, the wait could get longer, however, there is no official confirmation from Maruti Suzuki on the waiting period of its cars.