The Haridwar factory of Hero MotorCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has crossed the 2.5 million production milestone, in a little more than 11 years in operation, according to a statement issued by the company. The factory started production in April 2008 and is also the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturing unit. It has a capacity of producing 9,500 two-wheelers daily.
Hero MotorCorp chief technology officer and executive director (operations), Vikram Kasbekar, told the media that it’s a major milestone for the entire organisation. The company’s Haridwar factory has always set new standards for the two-wheeler industry. Achieving the 2.5 million production milestone within a short span of commencing operations bears testimony to the company’s competency and dedication. He thanked the Uttarakhand government, partners, investors, customers, and other stakeholders for their continued support.
The Haridwar factory produces a number of popular Hero motorcycles that includes the HF Deluxe, Splendor+, Splendor iSmart 110, Passion Pro and the Passion 110. The factory also boasts of a 4,500 square-metre green roof which produces 1.95mw solar power. The workshop is a zero liquid discharge unit and has a lake to harvest rainwater.
Hero MotorCorp has seven manufacturing factories across the world. Five of them are in India, and one each in Colombia and Bangladesh. The Indian factories are located at Dharuhera and Gurugram in Haryana, Halol in Gujarat, Neemrana in Rajasthan, and Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Hero’s eighth manufacturing unit is coming up at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. The company currently has a combined annual production capacity to produce 90 lakh two-wheelers.
Hero MotoCorp sold 78,20,754 two-wheelers in the 2018-19 fiscal. The company's consolidated operational revenue in the current fiscal’s first half stood at INR15,846.57 crore.
The Hero Splendor+ is counted among the most popular motorcycles in the country. It commands an ex-showroom price between INR51,790 and INR56,200.