The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at
Neemrana in Rajasthan has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling
the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020.
The plant will be officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara
The Neemrana plant is Hero’s
one-of-a-kind-garden factory. From efficient building envelope, to the Big Foot
air handlers, to water and energy optimisation - the Garden Factory
demonstrates HMCL’s environmental aspirations.
With this new plant, Hero
MotoCorp now has four globally-benchmarked manufacturing units in India –
Haridwar in the hill state of Uttarakhand, Gurgaon and Dharuhera in the
northern state of Haryana, and Neemrana. The combined installed production
capacity of the company has now risen-up to 7.65 million per annum. It is well
in course to achieve the stated objective of 12 million annual capacity by year
Hero MotoCorp is also set to
commence construction of its fifth & sixth manufacturing plants in Gujarat
and Andhra Pradesh respectively. When operational, all these plants – including
the ones in Colombia and Bangladesh – will take the total installed capacity of
Hero MotoCorp to 12 million units of two-wheelers.
“We believe in giving back to
the environment as much as we take from it. And that is why Hero has kept the
’green concept’ in focus while building this ‘Garden Factory’. As leaders in
the automotive industry, we fully realise our responsibility as an opinion
leader in the fast changing industrial environment. With the knowledge that a
cleaner, pollution-free environment is the only way forward, we are ushering in
an era of change. Today, we are living up to that commitment by unveiling the
first of our ‘Green Concept’ manufacturing unit which will serve as a template
for our upcoming production facilities to replicate,” said Pawan Munjal, Vice Chairman,
CEO and Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp.
Around Rs 1050 Crore (US$ 175
million) has been put in as initial investment to build this plant.
Adjacent to the plant is Hero
MotoCorp’s state-of-the-art Global Parts Centre (GPC) which has automated
storage and retrieval system, automated packaging and sorting system, on-line
tracking of parts through Warehouse Management System (WMS), lean manufacturing
systems and most importantly, a similar Green Building Concept.
Aiming to double its annual
turnover to over Rs 3000 Crore in the next two to three years, the GPC is
designed to have minimal manual intervention while significantly enhancing
The new plant will manufacture
HMCL’s range of motorcycles and scooters.
Going forward, the company has plans to develop high-end two-wheelers
from this facility. The current production capacity of the plant is 750,000 units
per annum which is likely to go up with rising demand.
HMCL’s new plant was unveiled at
Neemrana - just over a year after construction began.
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