Maruti Suzuki
An employee walks inside the Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar, in the northern Indian state of Haryana Aug. 21, 2012Reuters

Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car-maker, has resumed production at its Manesar and Gurgaon manufacturing units after a week long maintenance break.

"Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) resumed production on Monday morning after the maintenance closure," said the company in a statement.

Maruti had suspended operations at its Manesar and Gurgaon manufacturing units for regular maintenance from June 6. Though the maintenance interval was earlier scheduled from June 27 to July 2, it was later advanced by a week for arranging supply of components from M/s Subros Limited and other sources.

Both Manesar and Gurgaon manufacturing plants in Haryana were forced to shut after the Subros Limited plant, the supplier of automotive air-conditioners of Maruti Suzuki, was gutted down in fire on the afternoon of Sunday, May 29. Subros Limited is one of the biggest suppliers for Maruti and fulfils about 60 percent requirement of the car-maker. Maruti Suzuki resumed operations at the Gurgaon factory on June 1, while operations at the Manesar plant were resumed partially.

It was being reported that the production halt at both the plants in Haryana is likely to affect the delivery of the company's current best-selling models like the Vitara Brezza and the Baleno. Both the models of Maruti Suzuki already have a waiting period of over six months and from what we understand, it is likely to be extended. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the compact SUV has garnered over 75,000 bookings in the country, while the Baleno breached one lakh booking threshold in March.

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