Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group’s vehicle scrapping and recycling unit has commenced operations in Noida. Being christened as Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI), the government approved End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) scrapping and recycling unit was inaugurated by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways. MSTI is a joint venture between Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho group while it is squarely aimed at providing end-to-end hassle free scrapping to people including vehicle pick up to complete documentation.
Present on the occasion were Mr. Masaru Akaishi, Managing Director, MSTI, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited and His Excellency Mr. Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan. The facility will follow a scientific, organized, transparent and environment friendly approach in the dismantling process. The 10,993 sq m facility has a capacity to scrap and recycle over 24,000 ELVs annually. Built with an investment of over Rs 44 Crores, all the equipment being used at the facility is manufactured in India. MSTI follows globally approved quality and environment standards. These include complete solid and liquid waste management ensuring zero discharge of liquid and gases from the ELVs. The customers will get transparent pricing and digital payment upon the scrapping of their vehicles. They will also be issued a ‘Certificate of Destruction’.
Inaugurating the facility, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, said, “Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched the visionary National Automobile Scrappage Policy aimed at creating an ecosystem for phasing out unfit and polluting vehicles from the Indian roads. To meet this objective, we need state-of-the-art scrapping and recycling units. I would like to congratulate Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group for setting up this modern facility as per global standards. I would request Maruti and other stakeholders to build and create an ecosystem of similar scrapping and recycling units across the country. This would make the roads safer, air cleaner and the raw material cheaper for their cars.”
At the inauguration, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Chairman, MSTI and Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari has been a champion for cleaner, greener and safer mobility ecosystem in the country. We are grateful to him for inaugurating our new facility today. At Maruti Suzuki, we strongly believe in creating value through efficient resource optimization and conservation. Our business processes and products are based on the principles of fewer, smaller, lighter, neater and shorter. Till now there was no scientific, clean and healthy way to dispose a car at its end-of-life. MSTI uses global process methodology to address this gap. This is just the beginning."