World’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp, has announced that the company has suspended manufacturing at all its plants to tackle the second wave of COVID-19. With rapidly rising COVD-19 cases in India, Hero MotoCorp has taken this step.
Hero MotoCorp has shut down its five plants in India: Vadodara (Gujarat), Neemrana (Rajasthan), Gurgaon (Haryana), Dharuhera (Haryana) and Haridwar (Uttarakhand). The company has also shut down the Global Parts Centre (GPC). The plants will be shut down for a few days between April 22 and May 1, 2021.
Hero Moto Corp is planning to carry out maintenance work at the plants during these days. In a statement, the company has stated that the shutdown will not impact the company’s ability to meet the demand. The loss of production and sales will be compensated during the remainder of the quarter.
The company also said that normal operations will resume post the temporary shutdown period. The corporate offices of the company are already in WFH (Work from Home) mode. There are only limited personnel in offices working on a rotational basis for the continuity of essential services.