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Add ‘quality’ to ‘Make in India’ plan: Suzuki CEO

Suzuki asked component makers to reinvest profits from “plant one to set up plant two and so on."

Make in India, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki Make In India, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Anant Geete, ACMA, Business news, indian express Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete (second from right), MoS for Finance Jayant Sinha (right) and ACMA President Ramesh Suri (centre) greet Suzuki Motor Corporation Chairman & CEO Osamu Suzuki (left) after his address at ACMA’s 55th Annual Session & National Conference on Make in India in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI photo)

Suzuki Motor Corporation Chairman and CEO Osamu Suzuki on Thursday stressed the need for ‘quality in India’, especially in auto components sector to become a top supplier and realise the country’s ambition to become a global manufacturing hub.

Suzuki said, while addressing the annual session of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA),
“It is mentioned here ‘Make in India,’ I’d like to add quality in India…I believe if all suppliers follow quality in India, then they will be able to overcome the US and China and they can acquire the number one position.”

The global recall of more than one million units of vehicles has put the focus on quality, he said, adding “hence it doesn’t leave any doubt that quality is an important key to success and in this regard everyone must have noticed that in today’s situation vendor selection on basis of quality
is inevitable.”

“I request all of you to reinvest your profits from components business in the same business,” Suzuki said. He asked component makers to reinvest profits from “plant one to set up plant two and so on.”

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‘Pro-biz tag won’t deter govt from helping auto sector’

New Delhi: Union minister Anant Geete on Thursday said the accusations of being “pro-industry” will not deter the government from supporting the auto components industry as the sector provides employment to lakhs of people in India. “The components industry is a labour-oriented industry and therefore growth of this sector is in nation’s interest,” Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Geete said. PTI

First published on: 04-09-2015 at 01:28 IST
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