Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero Motocorp has announced resumption of its manufacturing units from Monday, May 24.
However, Suzuki Motorcycle India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation, has delayed its project to ramp up production to 1mn units annually by 18 months owing to shortage of oxygen for manufacturing sector.
Hero Motocorp will move to double shift production gradually after taking stock of the current COVID-19 situation.
The company stated they will ramp up production as all manufacturing units. Hero will focus on the global business markets in addition to domestic markets.
Hero had resumed single-shift production at three plants in Gurgaon, Dharuhera in Haryana and Haridwar in Uttarakhand on May 17. The other plants in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh will start with single-shift production from May 24.
Suzuki Motorcycle had halted production in April 28 on the back of oxygen supply issues but has resumed operations last week on May 17. The delay in ramping up its production capacity comes in the wake of weak demand and production cuts amid the COVID-19 resurgence in India.