Hero MotoCorp Gears Up To Restart Operations

News Desk, News Nation 360: Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, is rapidly gearing up to commence operations, as per the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India. The decision by the Company comes in the wake of the relaxations put in place by the government on the countrywide lockdown and the necessary permissions granted by the local authorities. To begin with, Hero MotoCorp is commencing operations in a graded manner at three of its manufacturing plants – Gurugram and Dharuhera (both in Haryana), Haridwar (Uttarakhand) and additionally the Global Parts Center (GPC) at Neemrana in Rajasthan. These manufacturing plants reopen from today and production at these facilities will commence from Wednesday. Only the essential staff will come to work at all the other facilities and corporate offices, observing social distancing and all prescribed safety measures. The remaining employees across all locations in India will continue to Work from Home (WFH) until further notice. The Company’s other manufacturing plants have also obtained the necessary permissions to reopen and these will commence operations after most of the supply chain partners of the Company get the permissions to operate. The Company’s R&D facility – the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) – has also received the necessary permission to reopen and will resume functioning soon. Keeping employee wellbeing and safety at the core of restarting operations, a formal restart manual has been prepared and shared with all employees via email & webinars and its adherence have been made mandatory until full normalcy is restored. Few key guidelines of the restart manual for employees include – Mandatory self-declaration of good health before joining and daily updates through Aarogya Setu and Hero App wherever applicable Wearing of face-masks, face shield, digital attendance through Hero App, regular sanitization of personal items, work-stations and maintaining social distancing No domestic or international travel, no celebratory or business gatherings No visitors allowed to visit Company premises, neither are employees allowed to visit vendor or dealer premises Thorough sanitization of all workplaces regularly, sanitization of buses, shuttles and other official vehicles after each trip Mandatory WFH for Employees above the age of 60 Any employee with critical medical conditions Pregnant women Hero MotoCorp proactively halted operations across its manufacturing facilities and made WFH mandatory for all its offices from March 22, 2020. Dr Pawan Munjal Chairman, Hero MotoCorp told the health, safety and overall wellbeing of everyone in their large ecosystem has been the top priority for them at Hero MotoCorp. From the early onset of COVID-19, they have been proactive in their Business Continuity plan and this has helped them during the much- needed nationwide lockdown. It was their preemptive preparation that has kept them in good stead during these past 40 days. They are now ready to hit the ground sprinting as they commence the reopening of their facilities. The wellbeing of the citizens continues to be their focus and the running of their economic engines is crucial to ensure their health and prosperity. With meticulous planning and enthusiasm, they are set to recommence operations. He is optimistic that business and the economy will begin the trajectory of its gradual recovery from here.

Report: Anustup Kundu

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