New Delhi: Battered by the three consecutive strikes in the past few months at its Manesar plant, it would take at least 4-5 months for the Maruti Suzuki management to normalize production of its much-in-demand cars.

Though production at the plant resumes on Saturday, normal production of Swift DZire and the new version of the Swift would take at least 4-5 months.

As per the sources in the company, the senior officials are presently reviewing the total losses due to the suspension of work here. Moreover, the company is planning new measures to boost the turnover and avoid such situations in the future.  

According to the sources, the company had to bare the losses of around Rs 700 to Rs 1000 crore due to suspension of work at the Manesar plant.

Moreover, in the past two strikes the company had suffered losses of around Rs 2,200 to Rs 2,500 crore in the current fiscal.

The deferment of production of cars including the newly launched Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire has added on to the woes of the company’s turnover. Subsequently, the sales of the cars have also dropped drastically in the past four months.

The customers have been forced to wait for their dream vehicles for almost five months now. The customers seeking the new model of Maruti Swift are worst affected by the strike. The recent strike at Manesar plant has only increased the waiting list.

Seeing the detrimental condition of the plants at Haryana, the company is gearing up to establish its plant in Gujarat soon.

The senior executives of the company will meet the Gujarat officials in this regard. In a bid to avert losses with the problems emerging at Haryana plant, Maruti is planning to successfully establish its Rs 18, 000 crore plant in Gujarat.

(JPN/ Bureau)