On 1st April 2016, School of Engineering, G.D. Goenka University organised an industrial trip to Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Gurgaon. A group of 29 students of 2nd year Mechanical Engineering and faculty members, Ms Shakun Preet Kaur and Mr. Hardeep Singh from School of Engineering visited the plant.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan, is India’s largest passenger car company, with 44.9% domestic car market share. Maruti Suzuki offers full range of cars from Maruti 800 & Alto to stylish hatchback Ritz, A star, Swift, Wagon R, Estillo and sedans DZire, SX4 and Sports Utility vehicle Grand Vitara. It has nearly all its models in the A2 passenger car segment. Its technical superiority lies into its compact & lightweight engines which are clean and fuel efficient. It exports its cars to over 100 countries. Today, Maruti Suzuki alone makes 1.5 million family cars every year.
That’s one car every 12 seconds. Maruti Suzuki has two manufacturing facilities in India. Both manufacturing facilities have a combined production capacity of 14,50,000 vehicles annually. The Gurgaon manufacturing facility has three fully integrated manufacturing plants and is spread over 300 acres. The Gurgaon facilities also manufacture 240,000 K-Series engines annually. The Gurgaon Facilities manufactures the 800, Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Omni, Vitara, Gypsy, Ertiga, Ritz and Eeco.
On reaching the plant, Senior Manager Public Relations, Mr. Suresh Yadava long with his team mate Mr Aman Sharma gave a warm welcome to the team from GDGU. They gave an introduction on the history of the plant and the various manufacturing processes used in the plant for manufacturing of cars. Mr. Yadav introduced the team to Mr. Rameshwar Dass, Production Manager who gave the guided tour of the plant. He also instructed about the precautions to be taken by the students during the plant tour.
During the visit, the students witnessed the whole process of making a car from blanking, stamping, welding, painting, assembly and inspection to the final dispatch. They also got an idea about various industrial engineering concepts including quality control, KAIZEN, Quality circles etc. It was a remarkable experience where the students got a chance to see high-tech robotic technology and automation in different stages of manufacturing.
The objective of this visit was to broaden the understanding of students in the structure of vehicle chassis, engines,steering, suspension, braking, transmission systems and auxiliary systems.The visit was an informative experience satisfying the curiosity of engineering students, where they could relate the theoretical knowledge of the subjects to the practical application in industry.