Mag­neti Marelli in­au­gu­rates ex­haust sys­tems plant in In­dia

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Euro 5.9 bn au­to­mo­tive com­po­nents maker, Mag­neti Marelli has re­cently in­au­gu­rated a new plant in In­dia ded­i­cated to the pro­duc­tion of au­to­mo­bile ex­haust sys­tems. Ac­cord­ing to a com­pany press re­lease, the new pro­duc­tion site is built by SKH Mag­neti Marelli Ex­haust Sys­tems Pvt Ltd, a joint ven­ture be­tween Mag­neti Marelli and SKH Met­als Lim­ited (part of the Kr­ishna Group) started in 2008. The new fa­cil­ity is lo­cated at the Maruti Suzuki Sup­plier Park in Mane­sar and cov­ers a to­tal sur­face of 8,000 square me­ters, out of which 4,500 sq mt is ded­i­cated to the pro­duc­tion ar­eas for the man­u­fac­tur­ing of hot end com­po­nents (cat­alytic con­vert­ers) and cold end com­po­nents (muf­flers). At max­i­mum util­i­sa­tion, the plant will be able to an­nu­ally pro­duce 4,00,000 cold end com­po­nents and 1,50,000 hot end sys­tems, and will em­ploy about 100 work­ers. The pro­duc­tion is in­tended for mo­tor ve­hi­cles pro­duced by Suzuki Maruti In­dia Lim­ited or by other com­pa­nies be­long­ing to the Suzuki Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion.

The new plant re­places an ex­ist­ing nearby struc­ture dat­ing back to 2009, and meets ex­pan­sion and mod­erni­sa­tion re­quire­ments, al­low­ing the prod­uct port­fo­lio to be ex­panded to in­clude cold end sys­tems and en­sur­ing more room for pro­duc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties. For Mag­neti Marelli, the new plant in Mane­sar and the other pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in Pune - which sup­plies In­dian cus­tomers lo­cated in In­dia’s north­ern and western re­gion - rep­re­sent an im­por­tant and strate­gic pres­ence on the In­dian mar­ket in the spe­cific sec­tor of ex­haust sys­tems, es­pe­cially in view of the is­sues per­tain­ing to the re­duc­tion of emis­sions and of fu­ture reg­u­la­tory sce­nar­ios.

Since en­ter­ing the coun­try in 2007, Mag­neti Marelli now has a to­tal of eight pro­duc­tion plants in the coun­try namely for pow­er­train, lighting, ex­haust sys­tems, sus­pen­sions, shock ab­sorbers, elec­tronic sys­tems, infotainment and nav­i­ga­tion.

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