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How Suzuki's Hansalpur plant became Gujarat's top car manufacturing unit

Overtakes Sanand unit of Ford and Tata Motors in volume

Maruti Baleno
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Sohini Das
Suzuki’s Hansalpur plant in Gujarat has emerged as the state’s largest manufacturer of cars in less than two years of it commencing operations. It has consequently also overtaken the Sanand unit of Ford and Tata Motors in volume.

The Hansalpur unit became operational in early 2016 with the production of Baleno, a bestseller from Maruti. The plant is now getting ready to manufacture the new Swift hatchback. Suzuki, which owns Maruti, has an arrangement with the subsidiary to sell cars from the Gujarat unit at a cost price.

The Hansalpur unit is projected to produce 250,000 vehicles during 2018-19, averaging

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 8:23 PM IST

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