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Maruti Suzuki Records Domestic Sale of 13,865 Units in May 2020, Exports Stand at 5,651 Cars

The new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes with a BS-VI compliant petrol engine.

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The new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes with a BS-VI compliant petrol engine. (Image: Manav Sinha/News18.com)

The Company resumed its manufacturing operations post lockdown from May 12th at its Manesar facility and from May 18th at its Gurugram facility.

Maruti Suzuki posted total sales of 18,539 units in May 2020 that included 13,865 units in Domestic market and sales of 23 units to other OEM. The Company resumed its manufacturing operations post lockdown strictly in accordance with the Government regulations and guidelines, from May 12th at its Manesar facility and from May 18th at its Gurugram facility.

The production also resumed at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt Limited (SMG) from May 25th 2020. SMG manufactures cars

on a contract basis for Maruti Suzuki. The Company exported 4,651 units following the resumption of port operations at Mundra and Mumbai port.

Likewise, the Company’s showrooms opened in accordance with Centre and State guidelines in a graded manner across different cities. The remaining showrooms would open in due course if they are not in containment zone or if not specifically restricted by any local guidelines.

After resuming operations last, month, an employee in the Manesar plant was tested positive for COVID-19. Resuming after 50 days of closure due to coronavirus-led lockdown MSI confirmed that "One employee of the company's Manesar plant tested positive on May 22, 2020 for COVID-19," the spokesperson told PTI when contacted over the matter.

The said employee had last attended the plant on May 15 with normal health after which his residence area came into a containment zone and he did not join work thereafter, he said. The district administration was informed about the employee who has since been admitted in the hospital and his condition is stable, he added.

MSI confirmed that it was providing all medical help and assistance to the infected employee as per government guidelines, the spokesperson said.

The automaker, in the confirmed case, had undertaken a contact tracing exercise and out of abundant caution, all employees who could have come in contact were advised to stay in home isolation, he said. The company has in place a robust and carefully designed standard operating procedure (SOP) for maximum safety against infection spread at the workplace and transit, which goes well beyond compliance requirement, the spokesperson said.

In addition, there is also a COVID-19 Task Force that closely monitors adherence to the SOP in the company, the spokesperson added. MSI had resumed production at its Gurugram plant from May 18.

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