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Maruti open to partnerships to safe automotive provide chain

Maruti open to partnerships to safe automotive provide chain

Maruti at present holds 43% market share and partnering with suppliers in its early years has contributed so much to its success.

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28 Aug 2022, 09:59 AM

Maruti open to partnerships to safe automotive provide chain
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Maruti Suzuki is seeking to kind partnerships with auto half makers so to safe its future provide chain in addition to preserve its management place within the auto market, the corporate’s chairman R C Bhargava mentioned in an interview. The corporate at present holds 43% market share and partnering with suppliers in its early years has contributed so much to its success within the nation. This has additionally helped set up a provide chain for combustion engine vehicles.

Over time, automotive provide chains are altering with rising demand for extra expertise in vehicles and a shift to ‘greener’ powertrains like electrical and hybrid. Thus, automotive provide chains globally want giant investments to maintain up tempo. “If required someplace, we are going to get right into a three way partnership,” mentioned Bhargava, when requested what function Maruti would play in establishing and securing its future provide chain.

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Nevertheless, the corporate is but to establish particular areas for an alliance. “Now we have performed it previously. Maruti constructed a really robust provide chain as a result of we partnered distributors and have been working with them,” he mentioned. At current, Maruti has about 20 joint ventures with its suppliers.

Presently, Maruti dominates India’s automotive market with its small, low-cost autos. However it faces rising competitors as a result of consumers shift to larger vehicles like sports-utility autos (SUVs) and regulators demand extra security options, making the prices go up.

The corporate can also be seeking to develop its portfolio and including extra SUVs however it’s behind rivals which has resulted in its market share falling to 43% from greater than 50% two years in the past. “There are two markets in India now,” Bhargava mentioned referring to the small automotive market and one with “fancy devices” and SUVs.

(with inputs from Reuters)

First Printed Date: 28 Aug 2022, 09:57 AM IST