Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, is gearing up towards a gradual resumption of operations by starting single-shift production at three of its plants – Gurgaon and Dharuhera in Haryana and at Haridwar in the northern hill state of Uttarakhand – from Monday, May 17.
Hero MotoCorp had halted the plant operations temporarily in a staggered manner for four days from April 22-May 2, which was then extended till May 16. Hero MotoCorp has a total of six plants in the country – Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Dharuhera (Haryana), Gurgaon (Haryana), Neemrana (Rajasthan), Vadodara (Gujarat) and Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) – with a cumulative capacity of 11.6 million units per annum.
In addition to producing for the domestic market in India, these plants will also have enhanced focus on catering to the Global Business (GB) markets across the world.
The company says it continues to monitor the situation closely and the remaining manufacturing plants and other facilities will also open up gradually.
Meanwhile, with the ongoing concerted vaccination drive across the organization, more than 90% of Hero MotoCorp employees above the age of 45 have already been vaccinated.
Strict safety and hygiene protocols are in place at all plant locations and offices in preparation for the gradual resumption of operations. All corporate offices of the company have already been in Work from Home (WFH) mode.