Suzuki Motorcycle India (SMIPL) plans to double production capacity of its two-wheelers to three lakh units by the end of the current fiscal year. Suzuki Motorcycles currently manufacturers three kinds of bikes and a scooter at its 6.5-acre plot in Gurgaon, Haryana.
Acc to the company’s vice-president (marketing & sales) Atul Gupta
“We are looking at a higher market share in the domestic market. With robust demand in the past few months, we will increase our monthly production capacity to 25,000 two-wheelers by March next year from the current 12,000 units. The fresh production would help cut down the waiting period on our flagship scooter model Access.”
The company’s sales grew 11 per cent in the April-October period. Its growth was driven from the rising demand for its 150 cc bike GS150R and 125cc scooter Access, yet it remains a small player in the seven million units-a-year Indian two-wheeler market.
-> In November last year, Suzuki had launched the Rs 12.5-lakh Hayabusa and Intruder in the domestic market and has sold over 110 units to date, with a the former taking a major share.
The company is also planning to expand the super bike portfolio with the import of few more bikes in the 800 cc category.