The vehicle dismantling and recycling unit will be headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh

The first of Maruti and Toyota’s scrap plants to start operations by late 2020.

Cars will be collected from Maruti, other dealers as well as Individuals.

They will be dismantled with some parts probably salvaged for future use.

Owners will get a destruction certificate that can be used for deregistration at their nearest RTO.

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota’s partnership in India will not just be limited to the development of new cars but the streamlined dismantling of end-of-life ones as well. While the government is yet to devise a proper scrappage policy for old cars, the two manufacturers will be coming up with their own scrappage plant in a 50:50 joint venture. The operations will begin in late 2020.

The joint venture is between Toyota group’s subsidiary, Toyotsu India Private Limited, and Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL). The resulting entity is called Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI) and will be responsible for procuring and dismantling cars which are unfit to be run on public roads.

A due procedure will be followed to dispose of solid (metal, batteries) as well as liquid waste (oils, coolants) in accordance with  Indian laws and global environmental standards. The scrap will be sold while the treated metal could be further applied in the production of new vehicles. The Noida facility will be the first of many as the JV plans on introducing more of these across India.

Customers who opt for this service will be issued a destruction certificate which can be used for deregistration at the regional transport office.

Earlier, Mahindra had also come up with an old car scrappage plant with the motive of getting a fair price for old car owners. The government is expected to pass laws on scrappage policy soon with schemes detailing the future of cars older than 15 years and revision in fitness certificate renewal and registration fee of imported vehicles, among others.

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