After resuming its sales operations in 1,500 outlets across the country, Hero MotoCorp has already sold 10,000 motorcycles and scooters.
After reopening three of its plants in Gurugram, Dharuhera (Haryana), and Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on May 4, Hero MotoCorp’s dealer partners have now commenced operations in select areas across the country. According to the company, over 1500 customer touch-points, which include both dealer and service centres, have resumed operations. Further, the company says that 10,000 motorcycles and scooters have already been sold since the reopening of these dealer networks.
Hero MotoCorp stopped its manufacturing plants on March 22, 2020, owing to the countrywide lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Last week, on May 4, the company reopened three of its plants, following the latest guidelines from the government of India, which allowed partial relaxations for manufacturing industries during the ongoing lockdown. Although the plants were opened on May 4, the production of motorcycles and scooter only commenced from May 6. According to Hero MotoCorp, the company has also started dispatching two-wheelers from its plants, starting May 7.
In addition to this, Hero says that a ‘Restart Manual’ has been issued to all its dealers, service centres, and parts distributors, so as to take all the necessary safety and preventive measures in view of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Expect other Hero dealerships to resume operations in a phased manner in the coming few weeks. The current 1,500 dealerships that are in operation bring in 30% of the company’s total domestic sales, says Hero.