Maruti Suzuki crosses 2 million vehicle exports from India
- Two million exports were reched by shipping a batch comprising S-Presso, Swift and Vitara Brezza to South Africa
- Maruti Suzuki CEO said an early global exposure helped the company enhance its quality
- Maruti Suzuki was able to reach one million exports in the financial year 2012-13
Maruti Suzuki announced on Saturday that it has crossed 2 million vehicles export from India, according to a media report. The company achieved the number by shipping a batch comprising S-Presso, Swift and Vitara Brezza to South Africa from the Mundra Port in Gujarat.
Maruti Suzuki India started exporting its vehicles in the financial year 1986-87, with the first large consignment of 500 units being shipped in September 1987 to Hungary, reported NDTV.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, "Maruti Suzuki has been exporting vehicles for the past 34 years much before India became a prominent player in the global automobile business. This early global exposure helped the company enhance its quality and attain global benchmarks."
He added, "Currently, we export 14 models, nearly 150 variants, to over 100 countries. Vehicles manufactured at our facilities in India have found high acceptance owing to global standards of quality, safety, design and technology."
Maruti Suzuki was able to reach one million exports in the financial year 2012-13 and over 50% of those exports were undertaken to developed markets in Europe.
Ayukawa said, "Going forward, the company has aligned itself with the evolving needs of customers in African and Latin American nations. With a flurry of new models in the pipeline, Maruti Suzuki will attract customers in new segments to enable the company to accomplish bigger milestones at a much faster pace."