New Delhi, April 1, 2017 : Maruti Suzuki India Limited, leader in passenger vehicles, sold 139,763 units in March 2017. This includes 127,999 units in the domestic market and 11,764 units in exports. The Company had sold a total of 129,345 units in March 2016.
With this, the Company ended 2016-17 with its highest ever total sales of 1,568,603 units, a growth of 9.8%. This comprises highest ever domestic sales of 1,444,541 units. The export sales were 124,062 units.
Export sales for the 2016-2017 fiscal remained flat with 0.1% growth. Domestic sales for the fiscal grew by 10.7% from 13,05,351 units to 14,44,541 units.
Exports contribution to the total sales declined from 8.7% in the last fiscal to 7.9% in the current fiscal.
New Delhi: Creating a history in country’s manufacturing sector, a consignment of six metro coaches made in Baroda, India, was shipped to Australia from Mumbai Port.
“The maiden consignment of six metro coaches built in Baroda for export to the Australian government were shipped from Mumbai Port,” a statement from Ministry of Shipping said.
With an aim to turn the country into a global manufacturing destination, a total of 450 metro coaches are to be made in India to be exported to Australia over a period of two-and-a-half year.
Measuring 75 feet long and weighing 46 tonnes each, the metro coaches are the first of its kind, India has ever exported.
“The entire stevedoring operation (loading into ship) of these prestigious over-sized metro coaches has been done in-house by Mumbai Port Trust unlike any other port in India where private operators carry out such operations,” the statement said.
Ever since the launch of ‘Make in India’ campaign, the metro coaches have also become the first of its kind export that India is doing.
India will also be exporting 521 bogie frames to Brazil for Sao Paulo monorail.
Three new Metro coach manufacturing units were established in India in 2015. Also, as per the reports, there will be a demand of 2000 metro trains in India in the coming 5 years, which will prove to be a boon for India’s manufacturing sector.