After Maruti, Hero MotoCorp too extends production shutdown amid Covid surge

  • Hero MotorCorp had earlier announced that it will keep its facilities shut till May 9.
Hero MotoCorp has decided to extend suspension of production to May 16, due to the surge in covid-19 cases. (MINT_PRINT)
Hero MotoCorp has decided to extend suspension of production to May 16, due to the surge in covid-19 cases.

World's largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has decided to extend shutdown across its facilities which had begun in April. The decision comes as the country is still trying to cope with the surge in Covid-19 cases in the past few weeks.

Hero MotoCorp issued a statement on Sunday saying the shutdown also includes its Global Parts Center (GPC) in Neemrana and the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur.

The two-wheeler manufacturer had decided to shut down its facilities in a phased manner starting April 22 to May 1, which was further extended to May 9 later. The shut down halted operations at Hero MotoCorp's six manufacturing units located at Dharuhera and Gurugram in Haryana, Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, Haridwar in Uttarakhand, Neemrana in Rajasthan and Halol in Gujarat.

Also check these Vehicles

Find more Cars
Maruti Suzuki Xl5 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Engine Icon998 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 5 Lakhs
View Details
Maruti Suzuki Baleno (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1197.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 6.61 - 9.88 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Maruti Suzuki Dzire (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1197.0 cc FuelType IconMultiple
₹ 6.51 - 9.39 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Maruti Suzuki Xl6 (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1462.0 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 9.85 - 11.87 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers
Maruti Suzuki Evx (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
BatteryCapacity Icon60 kWh Range Icon550 Km
₹ 20 - 25 Lakhs
View Details
Maruti Suzuki Ignis (HT Auto photo)
Engine Icon1197.0 cc FuelType IconPetrol
₹ 4.89 - 7.58 Lakhs
Compare
View Offers

Hero MotoCorp issued a statement that read, "The company is continuously monitoring the situation and is ready with its business continuity plans to be able to quickly resume and scale up operations as and when the situation improves."

The decision to shut down facilities across the country may likely impact Hero MotoCorp's output for the month. It is feared that low demands this month has forced a lot of manufacturers to scale down production. The Hero MotoCorp facilities that have been impacted by this shutdown has a total yearly production capacity of 90 lakh units.

Hero MotoCorp is the second vehicle manufacturer in the last few days to announce an extension of their ongoing shutdown. Earlier last weekend, India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki too had announced that it will extend its 'planned maintenance' across facilities in Haryana to May 16.

Maruti also fears that demand for its cars may go down due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions across the country. It may consider scaling down production too given the current Covid-19 situation across the country. According to the top management in Maruti, the problem currently is about sales volumes. It said that several dealers have been forced to shut shops sales because of a partial lockdown and curfew in several states.

First Published Date: 10 May 2021, 08:41 AM IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city

Want to get the best price for your existing car?

Powered by: Spinny Logo
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy
Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.