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Jagdish Khattar\'s carnation auto...

Jagdish Khattar's carnation auto to set up 200 centres in 4 years


Bureaucrat turned corporate chieftain turned entrepreneur Jagdish Khattar aims to set up 200 Carnation Auto centres across the country, from the present 25, within the next four years. Having delivered 2.50 lakh vehicles since starting off three years back, Khattar says that the company would grow at a much faster pace in the coming years and they have ambitious plans to be present in 100 cities in the next four years. He says that the servicing and repair of all kinds of vehicles by different manufacturers under one roof offered by Carnation Auto has been drawing increasing number of customers, due to cost efficiency and better services.
The former MD of Maruti Udyog Ltd, Jagdish Khattar said that increasing number of people are now choosing to get their after sales service and repairs done at certified auto solution hubs established by Carnation Auto instead of the neighborhood garage or the original vehicle manufacturers service centre.
He said that right now about 70 % of the car buyers move away from the original manufacturers service centres in about 2 years time, but with certified servicing and repair centres missing at most places they have to depend on the neighborhood shops which do not have adequately trained people or the latest machinery.
This is where Carnation Auto steps in to offer cost effective and top notch repair or servicing, which has been received enthusiastically by customers.
He said that while biggies of the auto sector where investing money for car, SUV manufacturing not enough investments were coming towards the after sales servicing and repair segment which is being catered by Carnation Auto.
The company provides end to end solutions from servicing, mechanical and body repair, car accessories, insurance renewal, 24x7 road side assistance for breakdowns, Workshop on Wheels for periodic maintenance at the customers doorstep etc.
It also offers pre owned cars for sale after carrying out quality checks and certifying the vehicle.
Khattar says that the second hand car market in India would grow at a pace of 20% annually and at Carnation Auto they have a waiting list for buyers interested in certified second hand vehicles.
A bureaucrat for 28 years, Khattar was a 1965 batch UP cadre officer and served as the MD of state governments, UPSIDC and UP State Cement Corporation among other posts. He embarked on a corporate career with Maruti Udyog Ltd after resigning from the civil services in 1993 and served as the CEO and Managing Director at Maruti Udyog between 1999 to 2007.

In 2008 he turned an entrepreneur to start his own venture Carnation Auto which has been received funding from Premji Invest and IFCI Ventures.

 
     
 
   
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