Maruti Suzuki partners with DBS Bank India for Dealer Financing Solutions

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India, May 31, 2024 – Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DBS Bank India Limited for dealer inventory funding. This new alliance further enhances comprehensive inventory funding options for over 3863 Maruti Suzuki sales outlets across the country.

Maruti Suzuki DBS Bank India Limited

The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Partho Banerjee, Senior Executive Officer – Marketing & Sales, Mr. Nobutaka Suzuki, Senior Executive Officer – Marketing & Sales, Mr. Kamal Mahtta, Vice President – Allied Business, and Mr. Vishal Sharma, General Manager – Maruti Suzuki Finance & Driving School from MSIL; along with Mr. Surojit Shome, Managing Director & CEO, DBS Bank India and Mr. Divyesh Dalal, Managing Director & Head – Global Transaction Services, SME and Institutional Liabilities, DBS Bank India, joined by senior members from both organisations.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Partho Banerjee, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “This partnership is a step towards providing innovative financial products to Maruti Suzuki’s extensive dealer network across the country in line with their growing business needs. We are elated about this milestone as DBS Bank India joins hands with Maruti Suzuki for assisting our dealer partners with inventory financing solutions. This strategic alliance strengthens our relationship with the bank, harnessing the combined capabilities of MSIL and DBS Bank India to deliver comprehensive working capital solutions for our dealer partners.”

Commenting on the partnership Mr. Divyesh Dalal, Managing Director and Head, Global Transaction Services, SME and Institutional Liability Business, DBS Bank India, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Maruti Suzuki India Limited, a leader in the country’s automotive sector, as one of the trusted financing partners to their widespread dealer network. DBS Bank India will leverage its leading digital supply chain solutions for SMEs and domestic presence to ensure that MSIL dealers are supported throughout the entire business cycle. Our nuanced understanding of local business realities and evolving dealer needs, coupled with our tailored product offering will enable us to meet Maruti’s dealer requirements through timely inventory financing. Our collaboration is a step towards building a long-term partnership with MSIL.”

DBS has been named ‘Safest Bank in Asia‘ by Global Finance for 15 consecutive years since 2009. The bank prides itself on going beyond traditional banking to enable responsible solutions for enterprises, empowering them to streamline operations for enhanced efficiency. DBS Bank India combines a strong global lineage with deep understanding of the Indian market to offer a full range of institutional banking, SME and retail banking services.