Hero MotoCorp will reopen its three production units in Gurugram, Dharuhera, and Haridwar in a graded manner.
Hero MotoCorp, the country’s largest two-wheeler maker, will resume its manufacturing operations at its plants across India from May 6, 2020. In an official statement, the company announced that it will commence operations as per the latest guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs of India.
With the government granting relaxations on a number of activities post the countrywide lockdown, which ended on May 3, 2020, Hero MotoCorp will start operations at three of its plants in Gurugram, Dharuhera (Haryana), and Haridwar (Uttrakhand) in a graded manner. The company will also steadily begin operations at its the Global Parts Center (GPC) at Neemrana in Rajasthan. Hero’s R&D facility – the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) – has also been granted permission to reopen. The manufacturing units have been reopened today, i.e., May 4, but production will only commence from Wednesday.
As expected, only the essential staff will come to work at all Hero facilities, maintaining proper ‘social distancing’ as well as adhering to precautionary safety measures. The remaining employees will continue to work from home until further notice.
Hero MotoCorp halted production at its plants from March 22, 2020, due to the countrywide Covid-19 lockdown. The company didn’t manufacture a single motorcycle during the month of April 2020, and none were dispatched to dealers either. However, in its bid to help the authorities tackle the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Hero MotoCorp donated 2,000 motorcycles, while it has also contributed Rs 50 crore to the PM-Cares fund.