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Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Formerly Hero  Honda Motors Ltd.) is the world's largest manufacturer of two - wheelers, based in India.  In 2001, the company achieved the coveted position of being the largest two-wheeler manufacturing company in India and also, the 'World No.1' two-wheeler company in terms of unit volume sales in a calendar year. Hero MotoCorp Ltd. continues to maintain this position till date.

The story of Hero MotoCorp Ltd. began with a simple vision - the vision of a mobile and an empowered India, powered by its bikes. Hero MotoCorp Ltd. company's new identity, reflects its commitment towards providing world class mobility solutions with renewed focus on expanding company's footprint in the global arena.

Hero MotoCorp's mission is to become a global enterprise fulfilling its customers' needs and aspirations for mobility, setting benchmarks in technology, styling and quality so that it converts its customers into its brand advocates. The company will provide an engaging environment for its people to perform to their true potential. It will continue its focus on value creation and enduring relationships with its partners.

Hero MotoCorp's key strategies are to build a robust product portfolio across categories, explore growth opportunities globally, continuously improve its operational efficiency, aggressively expand its reach to customers, continue to invest in brand building activities and ensure customer and shareholder delight. Hero MotoCorp two wheelers are manufactured across three globally benchmarked manufacturing facilities. Two of these are based at Gurgaon and Dharuhera which are located in the state of Haryana in northern India. The third and the latest manufacturing plant is based at Haridwar, in the hill state of Uttrakhand.

In the 1980's the Company pioneered the introduction of fuel-efficient, environment friendly four-stroke motorcycles in the country. It became the first company to launch the Fuel Injection (Fi) technology in Indian motorcycles, with the launch of the Glamour-Fi in June 2006.

Its plants use world class equipment and processes and have become a benchmark in leanness and productivity.

Hero MotoCorp, in its endeavor to remain a pioneer in technology, will continue to innovate and develop cutting edge products and processes.

Hero MotoCorp offers wide range of two wheeler products that include motorcycles and scooters, and has set the industry standards across all the market segments. Hero MotoCorp's product range includes successful models that have redefined the Indian two-wheeler market: Karizma, Hunk, CBZ Xtreme, Achiever, Super Splendor, Glamour Fi, Splendor+, Splendor NXG, Passion Plus, CD Deluxe and CD Dawn, and the scooter Pleasure.

The Company's growth in the two wheeler market in India is the result of an intrinsic ability to increase reach in new geographies and growth markets. Hero MotoCorp's extensive sales and service network now spans over to 5000 customer touch points. These comprise a mix of authorized dealerships, service and spare parts outlets and dealer-appointed outlets across the country.

The new Hero is rising and is poised to shine on the global arena. Company's new identity "Hero MotoCorp Ltd." is truly reflective of its vision to strengthen focus on mobility and technology and creating global footprint. Building and promoting new brand identity will be central to all its initiatives, utilizing every opportunity and leveraging its strong presence across sports, entertainment and ground- level activation.

Hero MotoCorp and its brands have consistently received awards and recognitions at various forums. The company pioneering efforts in the two-wheeler industry have also been acknowledged by various entities. Mr. Pawan Munjal, MD & CEO of the company was recently awarded the "CNBC TV18 Overdrive Man of the Year Award". The company also recently won three coveted awards - "The Most preferred Brand of two-wheelers" award at the CNBC Awaaz Consumer Awards 2008, and the "NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award" for two-wheelers.
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