Hero MotoCorp, which had temporarily suspended operations at its plants, has resumed operations at three of its plants in a staggered manner, with effect from May 17. Indian multinational motorcycle and scooter manufacturing company has restarted work at Gurugram and Dharuhera in Haryana and at Haridwar in Uttarakhand, in a staggered manner.
Given the rising number of COVID infections, Hero Motocorp had earlier suspended operations at its plants between April 22 and May 2, and later extended it to May 16. All office staff of the Company have been working from home since last year, with only a few people required to visit the office on a rotational basis. The period of suspension of operations was used by the Company to perform the required maintenance work at the manufacturing plants.
After re-opening, initially, the plants will be operating only a single shift. The Company assures that it is following all strict norms and hygiene protocols at its offices and plants, in keeping with the guidelines issued by the Government.
Operations at other locations will also resume gradually, depending on the situation and local conditions.
About 90 per cent of the Company’s workforce is aged above 45, and has been vaccinated, thanks to the Company’s in-house vaccination drive and initiatives. Hero MotoCorp plans to work with its dealers and supply chain partners to facilitate similar vaccination initiatives for their staff as well.