Hero Cycles

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Hero Cycles Limited
Type Public company
Industry Bicycles
Founded 1956
Headquarters Ludhiana
Key people Om Prakash Munjal
Revenue INR1650 crore (US$270 million) 2010-2011[1]
Subsidiaries Hero Motocorp (formerly Hero Honda)[2]
Erik Buell Racing (49.2%, a subsidiary of Hero Motocorp)
Website www.herocycles.com
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Hero Cycles Limited, based in Ludhiana Punjab, India, is a manufacturer of bicycles and bicycle related products.[3]

History[edit]

Hero group was established by the four Munjal brothers, namely, Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Satyanand Munjal, Om Prakash Munjal and Late Dayanand Munjal. The brothers hailed from a small town called Kamalia, now in Pakistan. The brothers established a business of bicycle spare parts in the year 1944 in Amritsar. After partition and independence of India, the brothers moved to Ludhiana and started a bicycle unit called Hero Cycles in 1956. By 1975, Hero cycles became the largest bicycle manufacturer in India. In 1984, Hero group joined Honda Motors of Japan to create Hero Honda Motors Limited which soon became one of the market leader in motor-cycle sales in India. In 1986 Hero Cycles Limited entered the Guinness Books of World Records as the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world. By the year 2004, Hero Honda became the world' largest manufacturer of two-wheelers with over 48% market share in India. In year 2006, Hero Honda entered the scooter production with launch of its new model -Pleasure. in 2013 hero launched its new bicycle HERO SPRINT

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hero Cycles to get into premium segment; to export to US, UK - Economic Times". Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  2. ^ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_Motocorp
  3. ^ "Hero Cycles Ltd". Herocycles.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

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