India’s largest two wheel manufacturer Hero MotoCorp on Monday reported a 82.71% decline in total sales at 1,12,682 units in May. In comparison, Hero sold 6,52,028 units in May 2019, Hero MotoCorp said in a statement.
Total motorcycle sales stood at 1,06,038 units last month as against 6,06,216 units in May 2019, down 82.5%. Total scooter sales declined 85.49% to 6,644 units as compared with 45,812 units in the year-ago month, it added. Sales in the domestic market stood at 1,08,848 units last month as compared with 6,37,319 units in the same period a year ago, down 82.92%.
"Ensuring stringent safety protocols for employee and customer well being, Hero MotoCorp scaled-up production in a graded manner during the month, after reopening three of its manufacturing facilities on May 4" the company said.
Currently Hero has resumed manufacturing in all six facilities at Dharuhera and Gurugram in Haryana, Haridwar in Uttarakhand, Neemrana in Rajasthan, Halol in Gujarat and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. While manufacturing facilities at Colombia and Bangladesh – also restarted production during the month, Hero MotoCorp said. Nearly 5,000 customer touch-points of the company which account for 85% of sales have re-opened, the company said.
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