Hero plants shutdown days are being utilized for important maintenance jobs within these facilities. GPC will also remain inoperational!
In April, Hero MotoCorp announced a temporary closure of all its manufacturing plants in India due to the rising and uncontrollable COVID surge in the country. It said that this is being done for the safety and welfare of its employees. It was extended till 9th May 2021. In a latest update, Hero has further stretched the shutdown for another week.
All the company’s plants, the Global Parts Center (GPC), Center of Innovation & Technology (CIT) will continue to remain shut till 16 May, 2021. All plants and centers are expected to resume normal operations after the shutdown period ie from May 17, 2021. The corporate offices are already running in Work from Home (WFH) mode and only a handful of employees are being called for essential services.
Hero says the demand has already been impacted due to local shut-downs in many states, and production loss will be compensated in the remaining part of the quarter. Hero adds that it will utilize these days to carry out pending and/or important maintenance works in these manufacturing facilities.
Hero become the first two-wheeler company in India to suspend production due to COVID. It is keeping its people first and intends to break this chain. It has also initiated vaccination drives across its own employees, employees from group companies, etc. It is also pushing people at the dealer front and supply chain to facilitate vaccination activities.