ASTI Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., the Indian subsidiary of ASTI Corporation Japan, is located in the automobile manufacturing hub of Manesar, near Gurgaon in Haryana. It produces wiring harnesses for vehicles like Maruti Suzuki cars and Suzuki motorcycles and other electronics equipment. Its operations extend to China, Vietnam and other countries. As has been the case with the entire Manesar-Gurgaon industrial belt, over 300 young workers were employed by ASTI as contract labour and illegally made to do work of permanent nature in the assembly line for 2 to 4 years. The company benefited immensely because while it had to pay Rs. 12-13000 per month to permanent employees, contract workers were paid only between Rs. 5-7000 per month.