Hero Motor Will Now Make Gearbox For Ducati Motorcycles which the Italian brand usually calls them as ‘Straight Cut Gears’
The world over, Ducati I revered for its style, performance and high quality products. Thus like any other big ticket premium manufacturer, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A maintains its high quality standards rigorously. Thus the news that Hero Motor has bagged the prestigious contract to build gears for Ducati should make us proud. It is to be noted that Hero prevailed over many European manufacturers to snatch this deal, not an easy feat. The deal would see Hero Motors component manufacturing department (transmission division) provide Ducati with high-quality transmission parts. This is sure to bring the renowned Hero quality another feather in its cap globally.
Speaking about this important deal, Pankaj Munjal, CMD, Hero Group was clearly excited and proud of his team. He said, “This definitely is a big leap for us and we are quite excited about this new development. With this win, we are not only forging a strong relationship with a global two-wheeler leader but also reaffirming Hero’s proficiency and expertise in specialized manufacturing. We look forward to a long-term association with our patrons.” It is to be noted that Hero MotoCorp’s transmission division already supplies parts to leading global motorcycle manufacturers such as BMW and Harley-Davidson. Now with Ducati also on-board, Hero MotoCorp continues to showcase its penchant to high quality and precision globally. Interestingly, almost 80% of the group’s business is with global market leaders in the motorcycle business.
To keep its global edge on the sharp end, the company has invested Rs. 150 Crores in world-class infrastructure. This is not all, the company is getting ready to invest similar amount for operations in international markets as well. With already established offices in Vienna and Austria, Hero Motor would only expand further in Europe. The Vienna and Austria offices have already been running for more than a year now. As per reports, the company is said to be looking for a European giant to have designing, development, prototyping and testing backup worked out. Beyond this, Hero MotoCorp would mass produce the products in India only.