A day after meeting Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in New Delhi, Suzuki Motor Corporation chairman Osamu Suzuki on Monday visited the Maruti Suzuki India Limited's (MSIL) Manesar plant. The July 18 arson at the plant had left a senior manager dead and injured more than 100 management staff.
The visit was aimed at re-instating a sense of security and motivation among the staff and workers after the plant re-opened on August 21. The plant resumed partial production in the facility that rolls out the company's models such as Swift and Dzire along with SX4 and A-Star.
Suzuki, who inspected the plant, also visited the adjoining Suzuki Powertrain facility.
He also met the injured staff, said a source. MSIL managing director and chief executive officer Shinzo Nakanishi, chief operating officer (production) MM Singh and other senior officials were also present during the afternoon inspection.
The MSIL chairman was caught in a massive traffic jam on Delhi-Jaipur National Highway for more than four hours while on his way to Manesar.
The traffic jam was caused due to rain-inflicted damage to a portion of the highway.
The Maruti top boss is in India to attend the MSIL Annual General Meeting that will be held tomorrow, before wrapping up his Indian sojourn.
In his interactions with the press in New Delhi on Sunday, he had said that Haryana was Maruti's first home. Suzuki reiterated that whenever he visited India to attend the AGM of MSIL, he visited both the Gurgaon and Manesar plants.
The company had said the Manesar plant suffered damages worth less than Rs. 10 crore.