Today has been a very special day for India’s most loved automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki as it has reached the ten millionth or 1 crore milestone. With its first offering way back in 1983 as Maruti 800, the company has never looked behind and kept on setting benchmarks after benchmarks. In 1994, the company reached the 1 million milestone which later turned to 2 million in 1997.
In 2005 which is almost 22 years later of its entry, the company succeeded in bringing its cumulative sales figures to five million and today it surpassed the 1 crore mark making its entry into the list of the few manufactures who have achieved the same at the global center stage.
The company has shown immense growth over the past 3 decades with its total revenue summing to Rs.301,197 million in 2009-10 from Rs. 178,603 million in 2007-08.
The way of celebration of the brand has been as special as the ten millionth car is. A Maruti Wagon-R painted in a unique metallic breeze blue colour is what the brand rolled out of its Gurgaon plant today and the car reflects the content and satisfaction it achieved today.
On this auspicious day Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited expressed, “As we reach this historic landmark, we thank our founding partners who laid a solid foundation of values and practices. We thank our customers who have brought us this far. The commitment of employees and continued strong support of business associates has played a critical role all through the journey. Their enthusiasm and commitment is especially reflected in manufacturing around 5 million units just in the last 6 years. Today is a day of pride for the full Maruti Suzuki family.”
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