Major two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero MotoCorp, has halted operations in India amid an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases. The company has shut down operations at all manufacturing units and Global Parts Centre (GPC), according to a release on April 20.
During the temporary halt, necessary maintenance work will be carried out in the manufacturing plants. These shut-downs will result in production loss but the company will recover the production levels post shutdowns, it said. The company’s ability to meet demand will, therefore, not be affected.
Plants will be shut in a staggered manner between April 22 and May 1, depending on the local situation.
As daily cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly, lockdowns have been announced in some states. As a result, manufacturing units are considering shutting down units temporarily.
The company has five plants in India — in Haridwar, Neemrana, Vadodara, Dehradun and Gurgaon. The company’s cumulative production capacity is 9.8mn units annually.