Hero Moto is set to restart 3 of its plants — and here's a checklist for employees

Hero Moto is set to restart 3 of its plants  — and here's a checklist for employees
Malo Le Masson - Head Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp hands over 30 Maestro Edge scooters to Rajiv Murishwar, Head of BIC, as part of an exclusive partnership between Hero MotoCorp and Buddh International Circuit (BIC), in Greater Noida.Photo) (
  • That includes Gurugram and Dharuhera plants in Haryana, Haridwar plant in Uttarakhand and the Global Parts Center (GPC) at Neemrana in Rajasthan.
  • It said the manufacturing plants have opened from today and production at these facilities will commence from Wednesday (May 6).
Hero MotoCorp, India’s largest two-wheeler maker will restart its factories after a 40-day shutdown. However, the stock plunged 7.46% in the first half of trade on Monday, in line with the broader gloom in the market.

The company said in a statement that its plants in Gurugram and Dharuhera (Haryana), Haridwar (Uttarakhand), and the Global Parts Center (GPC) at Neemrana in Rajasthan will begin operations in a graded manner from today (May 6).

In line with the government’s guidelines, the company has asked only essential staff to come to work, and a checklist of safety measures has been passed on to all employees coming to work.

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
  1. Employees above the age of 60
  2. Any employee with critical medical conditions
  3. Pregnant women.
During the long shutdown, the motorcycle giant said that no vehicles were manufactured and dispatched to dealers, reporting zero sales in April. The company had sold 334,647 units of motorcycles and scooters in March 2020.


Labour Shortage

The industry giants have another big problem to deal with as migrant workers in factories have gone back to their homes. Indian medium and small business which accounts for the bulk of manufacturing and employment is mainly dependent on the migrant workforce, flag experts.

“So far, there has only been a partial labour’s exodus, and I sense that as and when migrant labourers are facilitated to return to their hometowns, they would do so as a priority, least for a few days or weeks, before rejoining any work in cities,” said Rajeev Singh, Partner, Deloitte India told Economic Times.

Singh added that there will be a spike in labour movement across states, after May 4.

“The pattern we noticed in Wuhan province was that in the first few weeks absenteeism was as high as 60-70%. Gradually, that absenteeism went down. While building a roadmap beyond May 3, manufacturing plants in India, companies need to take this fact into account too,” says Singh.