Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, achieved another milestone with its manufacturing facility at Haridwar, Uttarakhand achieving the unique distinction of surpassing 25 million units in cumulative production.
The company says the manufacturing facility was commissioned in April 2008 and has achieved the milestone in just over 11 years of operation — an industry record. Hero MotoCorp says the Haridwar facility is also the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturing plant with an installed capacity to produce 9,500 two-wheelers per day.
Speaking on the occasion, Vikram Kasbekar, executive director — Operations and CTO, Hero MotoCorp said, “This is a significant milestone for not just our Haridwar manufacturing plant, but also the entire organisation. The manufacturing practices that we follow at Hero MotoCorp have always set new benchmarks in the industry. The production of 25 million two-wheelers at our Haridwar plant in such a short period of time since its commencement of operation bears testimony to the dedication and competency of the team. We are grateful to all our valued customers, partners, investors, the state government of Uttarakhand and all other stakeholders for their continued support and faith in us..”
Keeping Hero MotoCorp’s focus on sustainability, the Haridwar manufacturing facility has the world’s largest green-roof, spread over 4,500 square metre. The plant produces 1.95 MW of solar power, has zero liquid discharge and a lake for rain water harvesting.
The plant produces Hero MotoCorp’s popular motorcycles – HF Deluxe, Splendor+, Splendor iSmart 110, Passion Pro and Passion 110. The company says with a robust supply chain, it sources 75 percent (in value) of the parts from industries within Uttarakhand.
Hero MotoCorp currently has seven globally benchmarked manufacturing facilities, including five in India and one each in Bangladesh and Colombia. The plants located in India are at Gurgaon and Dharuhera in Haryana, Neemrana in Rajasthan, Halol in Gujarat and Haridwar.
Hero MotoCorp's eighth manufacturing facility is coming up at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. The combined installed annual production capacity of Hero MotoCorp is currently around 9 million units.