2-wheeler sales post-lockdown give us a ray of hope that we may be inching closer to normalcy. People are mustering courage to continue their purchases…
The COVID-19 pandemic and the necessitated lockdown enforced by the Indian Government has caught everybody off-guard! The deadly virus has caused extreme distress and there appears no end to it at this point. Amidst this uncertainty, pocket news such as these bring a sense of hope among people.
Along with others, Hero MotoCorp has also restarted operations at three of its manufacturing plants in Dharuhera, Gurgaon and Haridwar. These plants and most other Hero offices were closed since March 22, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 based on the Government’s advisories.
After clearances from the authorities, Hero opened its factories and dealerships on May 4. A total of around 1500 outlets have gone functional which comprise of about 30 percent sales for the company. More interestingly, Hero reveals that it has sold over 10,000 two-wheelers already to its customers.
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These are positive signs and will definitely relieve a lot of stakeholders and bikers across the nation. Though there can not be complete normalcy till a vaccine arrives, we are at least opening up from complete standstill.
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Hero MotoCorp also reveals that it has commenced dispatches from its plants from May 7. This is the first time the company has shipped new products in the new financial year as it reported zero dispatches in the month of April.
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Additionally, Hero is also taking all possible precautions and have instructed its dealerships to strictly abide by the rules of social distancing, sanitisation of work places, fumigation, hygiene maintenance, use of masks, gloves, etc.