Hero MotoCorp has announced the shutdown of its manufacturing plants. The decision has been taken by the management due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. The shutdown has been announced between April 22 and May 1. Last year also, the Company had brought operations to a halt from March 22 till the first week of May, during the national lockdown.
The Company has decided to utilise this time for annual maintenance, which happens twice a year at Hero MotoCorp.
According the statement released by the firm, all its plants and Global Part Centres will remain closed for four days in a staggered manner between April 22 and May 1.
Due to curfews and lockdown restrictions in many parts of the country, the vehicle-production sector has been heavily impacted, and as per Hero MotoCorp, these restrictions will affect the production at Hero MotoCorp too. The Company will surely find it difficult to meet the demand. This shortage will be compensated during the remaining portion of the quarter.
At Hero MotoCorp, the corporate offices are already following a work-from-home model with limited number of staff coming to the office on a rotation basis, for continuity of essential services.
The Company has five manufacturing units in India located in Haridwar (Uttarkhand), Dharuhera (Haryana), Neemrana (Rajasthan), Vadodara (Gujarat) and Gurgaon (Haryana). Operations are expected to resume after this short lockdown/ break.