Semi-skilled each year to familiarize with the lean production

Semi-skilled manpower of Indian Workforce – Suzuki Japan assigned its own manpower into this joint venture, both manufacturing cars and components, in-order to inculcate the Japanese production methods and technology. Seven Japanese Suzuki staff, were deputed per year since 1987 to 1990 to work in the Indian factories as well as Indian employees were sent to Japan each year to familiarize with the lean production methods of the Suzuki Japan (Nayak, 2005).Opportunities from the adopted technology.Technology and Specialty in SuzukiCompany specialized in building motor-bike which has a smaller engine compared to cars. Later-on, Suzuki utilized its technology to construct smaller engine which has led to low fuel consumption, where Small engines doesn’t require twin catalysts which is an exhaust emission control device that converts toxic gases and pollutants and will lead to high fuel efficiency (Anon., 2018).Kie Car Concept in Japan – ‘Is a Japanese category of small vehicles, including passenger cars, micro-vans, and pickup trucks. They are designed to comply with Japanese government tax and insurance regulations, and in most rural areas are exempted from the requirement to certify that adequate parking is available for the vehicle. This especially advantaged class of cars was developed to popularize motorization in the postwar era. While successful in Japan, the genre is generally too specialized and too small to be profitable in export markets.'(Anon., 2017)Suzuki was the first to introduce Kei Car into the Japanese market in 1955. Below table indicates details of cars which Suzuki Japan manufactured before entering to the Indian car market (Anon., 2018).Indian car industry before making the FDI by SuzukiFiat and Hindustan were pioneers of Indian Automobile industry, prior to the FDI by Suzuki Japan, of which, cars were quite large and heavier led to the high price and low fuel efficiency. Low fuel efficiency and the high buying cost of the domestic cars gave the Suzuki Japan a good opportunity to expand its touch to Indian market. In 1983, Suzuki Japan and Maruti Udyog’s joint venture launched their first car,” Maruti 800″ with the price of Indian Rupees 53,000 (USD 5000) with improved fuel economy. 

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