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Hero Honda commences production at its new manufacturing plant in Haridwar Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Wednesday, 09 April 2008
Haridwar: Hero Honda Motors Ltd. (HHML), the World No. 1 two-wheeler company for seven consecutive years, today further enhanced its undisputed market leadership by substantially ramping up its overall capacity with the commencement of production at its new manufacturing plant here.  

Truly a “Shrine of Technology” in the Holy City of Haridwar, the latest state-of-the-art addition to the Hero Honda family of manufacturing facilities was today inaugurated by Dr. Brijmohan Lall, Chairman, Hero Honda Motors Ltd. at a glittering ceremony in the presence of dignitaries including senior bureaucrats, business leaders, members of the media and a wide cross section of the company’s stakeholders.

The new plant will employ flexible production techniques enabling production of different models in the Hero Honda portfolio. In addition to manufacturing for the domestic market, the plant will also cater to export requirements. 

Hero Honda’s Haridwar plant will contribute significantly to the economic development of Uttarakhand. Hero Honda and its ancillaries have already generated direct employment opportunities for over 2,000 people in the state. Along with employment, emphasis has also been laid on training and learning. The plant has set up a Gurukul within the complex, which serves not only as a learning centre for all employees who join the plant, but also for their continuous development and upgradation of skills.  

Dr. Brijmohan Lall, Chairman, Hero Honda Motors Ltd., said, “This is a very momentous occasion for the entire Hero Honda family. It has indeed been a very fulfilling journey, which started from Dharuhera in 1985 to Haridwar today. None of this would have been possible without the unstinted support and cooperation of all our stakeholders. I take this opportunity to especially thank our customers who have reposed their faith in us and in our products for all these years. I would also like to thank the Uttarakhand State Government for its support all through the setting up of this plant.”

Mr. Pawan Munjal, MD & CEO, Hero Honda Motors Ltd., said, “This plant in Haridwar is born out of our collective dream and vision for excellence. And what better time for this to happen than today, the onset of the silver jubilee year of our company. This is the first major event in this 25th year, and there will be many more initiatives for our customers and other stakeholders all though the year. I have desired that this plant be our masterpiece. We have imbibed our experiential learning and contemporary practices in this ‘Shrine of Technology’. This plant sets new benchmarks in terms of lay-outs, processes, supply chain management, human resource management and most importantly environmental consciousness. This should truly be a center of excellence for the manufacturing industry in the country.”

Reiterates commitment to support the economic development of Uttarakhand

As a part of ‘Hero Honda We Care’, the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, the company has lined up several initiatives that promise to bring about significant improvements in the lives of people residing in Haridwar and neighbouring areas. This is reflective of the sustainability mantra that Hero Honda has always believed in and followed wherever it does business.

A group company will be setting up a Technology Park, two Industrial Parks and a shopping mall within the plant complex over the next two years. Housing issues will be addressed with the construction of two residential complexes. Accessibility of quality healthcare and education are other priority areas, and accordingly the company plans to set up 200-bed hospital and a school within the plant complex. All this envisions creation of an industrial cluster in Uttarakhand which will multiply generation of wealth and prosperity in the region.

 
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