New Delhi, May 2021.
Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, sold 372,285 units in the month of April 2021.
The sales in April’21 were subdued due to the temporary closure of plant operations and the retail outlets across several key territories in Indiaon account of the impact of the second wave of COVID-19.
The sales numbers of April 2021is not comparable with the corresponding month of the previous year (April’20), since no vehicles were manufactured and dispatched to dealers,due to the nationwide lockdown after the outbreak of Covid-19.
In keeping with its commitment to the safety and welfare of its people and to break the chain of the spread of Coronavirus, Hero MotoCorp has decided to extend the shutdown at its manufacturing facilities across India, its Global Parts Center (GPC)in Neemranaand the R&D facility – the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur by another six days till May 9, 2021. The plant operations will resume on May 10.
Hero MotoCorp had proactively halted the plant operations temporarily in a staggered manner for four days from April 22-May 1, in view of the rapid escalation in the spread of Covid-19 across the country.
All corporate offices of the company are in Work from Home (WFH) mode and a very small number of colleagues are allowed in offices on rotation basis for the continuity of essential services.
The company is continuously monitoring the situation and aims to compensate for the production loss during the remainder of the quarter.
|Highlights – April 2021|
|People First||Initiated Covid-19 vaccination drive across the organization, including itspermanent and contractual employeesThe Company also facilitates similar vaccination initiative across its group companies such as Hero FinCorp, Hero Future Energies, Rockman Industries, Hero Electronix and AG IndustriesIn order to ensure the safety of people across its ecosystem, Hero MotoCorp is also working closely with its dealers and supply chain partners to facilitate similar vaccination for their employees|
|Community Outreach (CSR)||Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) in Haryana for the ecological restoration and conservation of the Aravali Biodiversity ParkPartnered with the Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kankhal (RMSK) at Haridwar in Uttarakhand for strengthening their healthcare system and response to Covid-19 with 122-bed Covid-hospitalHero MotoCorp is providing its motorcycles and scooters for safe, personal commuting by health workers and medical staff in several states, including Delhi & NCR, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and GujaratContributed oxygen cylinders for emergency medical use by some of the hospitals in Delhi and Haryana along with donating PPE kits to several states|
|Operations||Hero MotoCorp proactively paused its operations temporarily at all of its manufacturing facilities across the country, including its Global Parts Center (GPC), in view of the ongoing escalation in thespread of Covid-19 across the country|
|Digital Initiatives||Hero MotoCorp launched a comprehensive range of sales and aftersales services on the messaging app – WhatsApp.Customers can avail a host of services from an easy-to interact menu-based chat-bot that can be accessed 24*7 on the messaging platformThe company launched Virtual Showroom feature to provide an Immersive Digital Buying Experience to customers. The feature will enable customers to discover, engage and purchase Hero’s motorcycles and scooters through a seamless digital experience|
|Partnerships||Hero MotoCorp announced a strategic partnership with Gogoro® Inc.to accelerate the shift to sustainable electric mobility in IndiaThe joint venture to bring Gogoro’s industry leading battery swappingplatform to India and collaborate on electric vehicle development to bring Herobranded, powered by Gogoro Network vehicles to market|
|Harley-Davidson||Hero MotoCorp along with Harley-Davidsonannounced the H-D 2021 Model Year PricingIntroduced the Pan America Adventure Tourer along with bookings open for the 2021 range|