India's Maruti sees sales jump 10% year-on-year
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's top carmaker Maruti saw sales jump nearly 10 per cent percent in September, it said on Monday, as more vehicles rolled off assembly lines after labour problems at a key factory ended.
The company, whose earnings are an important contributor to profits of its Japanese parent Suzuki Motor, reported total sales rose 9.84 per cent to 93,988 units in September from the same month a year ago.
The rise came after August sales slumped 41 per cent from a year earlier following a lockout at Maruti's Manesar plant imposed after workers killed a manager and injured nearly 100 others in a riot in July.
The lockout ended in late August and Maruti last month reached a new contract deal with its labour force, awarding them a hefty pay rise and seeking to improve working conditions.