World's largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp on Sunday said it has recorded highest monthly sales of 5,57,797 units in January 2013. The company sold 5,20,272 units in the same month of 2012, which means Hero records a growth of 7.21 percent. The previous highest sales was in May 2012, when the company had sold 5,56,644 units.Hero MotoCorp Senior Vice-President (Marketing & Sales) Anil Dua said, "Our new motorcycle launches like Ignitor and Hero Passion X-Pro are receiving excellent customer response, while growth in our scooters, Pleasure & Maestro, is outpacing the industry growth.
"The overall two-wheeler industry is again showing good volumes, and we are hopeful of keeping up the momentum," he added. During the month, the company also commenced construction of its fourth manufacturing plant and the Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana in Rajasthan. Hero Motocorp will invest a total of Rs 550 crore in setting up these facilities, the statement added.