Maruti Gurgaon Case Study

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A Case Study on Maruti Suzuki
Strike 2006

Industrial Engineering

By
Vanit Kashyap
10010952

CONTENTS

i) MARUTI SUZUKI-INTRODUCTION

ii) HISTORY

iii) DETAILS OF THE COMPANY

iv) MANUFACTURING FACILITY

v) STRIKE

vi) THE FIRST OCCUPATION

vii) THE UNDERGROUND

viii) LOCKOUT PROTEST CAMP

ix) THE SECOND OCCUPATION

x) AFTERMATH

xi) CONCLUSION

xii) QUESTIONNAIRE

xiii) BIBLIOGRAPHY

Introduction
Maruti Udyog Ltd., a subsidiary of Suzuki MotorCorporation of Japan, has been the leading Indian passenger car maker for many years. The company has a diverse portfolio that includes cars like Alto and WagonR; An Off-roader, Gypsy; Mid-sized Esteem; ALuxury car-Baleno; A MUV- Versa; Apremium subcompact car- Swift; and Aluxury SUV, GrandVitara XL7. The Maruti 800 (now Discontinued); The Omni; A Premium small car- Zen;

History
Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL)(laterrenamed as Maruti Suzuki India Limited) was established in Feb 1981 through an Act of Parliament, to meet the growing demand of a personal mode of transport caused by the lack of an efficient public transport system& with the objectives of - modernizing the Indian automobile industry by producing indigenous utility cars for the growing needs of the Indian population. A license and a Joint Venture agreement were signed with the Suzuki Motor Company of Japan in Oct 1983 with Suzuki acquiring 26% of the equity and agreeing to provide the latest technology as well as Japanese management practices. In 1992, Suzuki further increased its equity to 50% turning Marutiinto a non-government organization managed on the lines of Japanese management practices. It was the first company in India to mass-produce and sell more than a million cars and is largely credited for having brought in an automobile revolution to India. It is the market leader in India

Details of The company
Type Public
Industry Automotive
Predecessor(s) MarutiUdyog Limited
Founded 1981
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Products Automobiles
Revenue INR37,522crore (US$7.49 billion) (2010-11)
Net income INR2,288crore (US$456.46 million) (2010-11)
Employees 6,903 (2011)
Parent Suzuki Motor Corporation

Manufacturing facilities
Maruti Suzuki has two manufacturing facilities in India in Manesar and Gurgaonwith a combined production capacity of 1,250,000 vehicles annually.

Gurgaon Manufacturing Facility
The Gurgaon Manufacturing Facility has three fully integrated manufacturing plants and is spread over 300 acres (1.2 km2). All three plants have an installed capacity of 350,000 vehicles annually but productivity improvements have enabled it to manufacture 700,000 vehicles annually. The Gurgaon facilities also manufacture 240,000 K-Series engines annually. The entire facility is equipped with more than 150 robots, out of which 71 have been developed in-house. The Gurgaon Facilities manufactures the 800, Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Omni, Gypsy and Eeco.

Manesar Manufacturing Facility
The Manesar Manufacturing Plant was inaugurated in February 2007 and is spread over 600 acres (2.4 km2). Initially it had a production capacity of 100,000 vehicles annually but this was increased to 300,000 vehicles annually in October 2008. The production capacity was further increased by 250,000 vehicles taking total production capacity to 550,000 vehicles annually. The Manesar Plant produces the A-star, Swift, Swift DZire and SX4.

The Strike
Since June 2011 around 3,500 workers at Maruti Suzuki car plant openly confronted the factory regime and its institutional allies in Manesar, in the south of Delhi. Their struggle leaped over to other automobile factories in the industrial corridor, which brought the world’s third largest automobile assembly plant in nearby Gurgaon to a halt. In June 2011 , around 2000 workers of Maruti Suzuki India Limited of the Manesar Plant went on a 13-day strike from 4th June to 17th June demanding better...
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