The new eco-friendly garden factory in Neemrana, Rajasthan will be producing premium bikes for Hero MotorCorp taking the annual production capacity to 7.65 million units.
Taking a step towards ecological balance and sustainable growth, Hero MotoCorp inaugrated the new ‘Garden factory’ in Neemrana, Rajasthan that will be producing a new range of premium motorcycles for the two-wheeler giant. Hero’s fourth facility in the country, the new eco-friendly facility will contribute to the company’s plans to surpass 100 million units of cumulative production by 2020. The one-of-its-kind garden factory has adopted an ecological route to minimize damage to the environment with water and energy optimization.
The new garden facility has been built using an investment of Rs. 1050 crores and will take the total annual production for the company to 7.65 million units. In addition to the new garden factory, Hero also started operations at the state-of-the-art Global Parts Centre (GPC) that comes with automated storage and retrieval system, automated packaging and sorting system, on-line tracking of parts through Warehouse Management System (WMS) and lean manufacturing systems.
The Global Parts Centre has also been built on the Green building concept seen at the production facility. The company expects an annual turnover of around Rs. 3000 crores in the next two to three years from the GPC that has been designed for minimal manual input and maximum productivity. The Neemrana facility was built within a year after construction began and joins Hero MotoCorp’s existing list of facilities located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand as well as the ones in Gurgaon and Daruhera, Haryana.
Furthermore, Hero stated that it will be investing a total of Rs. 5000 crores across five additional global manufacturing facilities along with an R&D centre in the future. Out of the 5 proposed, 3 will be located within the country, while 2 facilities will come up in Columbia and Bangladesh. Work on the 5th plant at Halol, Gujarat will commence by next month, while the 6th plant in Andhra Pradesh is set to commence construction by next year. The total installed capacity is expected to increase to 12 million units by the end of 2020, once all the new facilities commence operations.