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Hero Motocorp’s Manufacturing Facility In Colombia Commences Operation

Hero is the world’s 2nd largest two wheeler manufacturer. Recently the company reached a historic milestone with its first global manufacturing facility, at Villa Rica, in Colombia going operational, from this Tuesday i.e. 8th September 2015.

The plant was inaugurated at a glittering ceremony by Mr. Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia and Mr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Completed in a little over nine months since construction began, the Colombian plant is Hero’s 5th manufacturing facility, in addition to four assembly plants in India. This Plant will act as a hub for selling to the Andean countries.

The plant is Spread over 17 acres of land at the Parque Sur free trade zone at Villa Rica in the state of Cauca, Colombia. The plant has an initial capacity of producing 80,000 units per annum which would increase gradually to about 150,000 units per annum. The new plant will manufacture HMCL’s best-selling and globally successful range of motorcycles and scooters. The plant will manufacture ten products from the HMCL portfolio, including the all new scooter unveiled by Hero known as the Dash. With the commencement of operations at the manufacturing plant in Colombia, the New Delhi-headquartered Hero MotoCorp has become the first Indian two-wheeler manufacturer to set-up a manufacturing plant in Latin America. 

The company sells its products on across 24 countries across the world and with its partnership with local distributors, HMCL has also established assembly units in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa. With another overseas manufacturing plant coming up in Bangladesh, the company is fast building up a global manufacturing base to cater to growing demand for its products in international markets. 

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