Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) has started export of the all-new Swift produced at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG), SMC’s 100 percent subsidiary to produce automobiles in India.
Production of the all-new Swift started at SMG in January 2018. It was shipped from Mumbai Port to South Africa, with Maruti Suzuki as its merchant exporter.
Export of vehicles from India is expanding to over 100 countries and regions including Europe, Japan, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In FY2017, total number of exports of Maruti Suzuki reached to 126,000 units (102% year-on-year).
This is the first time an SMG model is being exported. The number of destinations will be expanded. Through this SMC will support “Make in India” initiatives by the Government of India.
SMG was established with SMC’s 100% investment to meet the rapidly growing demand in India as well as for expansion of exports from India. Plant No.1 of SMG started operations in February 2017 with annual production capacity of 250,000 units. Plant No.2 is being constructed and will start operations in the beginning of 2019, while Plant No.3 is also being planned. The total annual production capacity of these three plants would be 750,000 units.