No plans to shift manufacturing units from Punjab: Hero Cycles - The New Indian Express

No plans to shift manufacturing units from Punjab: Hero Cycles

Published: 19th August 2013 09:33 AM

Last Updated: 19th August 2013 09:33 AM

Leading bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles Ltd on Sunday refuted reports that it was planning to shift its manufacturing facilities out of Punjab.

"To reaffirm our future plans and strategy, Hero Cycles Ltd would like to state that there are no plans whatsoever of any dilution in the shares of the company, or movement of the manufacturing facilities outside Punjab.

We have recently acquired land in Bihar for capacity expansion, which is not the shifting of production rather addition of capacity for the local market in Eastern India," a company statement said on Sunday.

The company is also planning to further increase its production in Punjab with a new plant dedicated to premium category bicycles near Ludhiana, it said.

The Ludhiana-based Hero Cycles is also focusing on several initiatives in Punjab like setting up of a vocational training centre in Hero Cycles facility, investment in newer machines and infrastructure, investment in software and IT infrastructure, it said.

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