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Mahindra India dealer network expands from Kargil and Port Blair

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Financial Times Arcelor Mittal ‘Boldness in Business’ awardMahindra and Mahindra, leaders in the SUV segment in the country have recently concentrated on expansion of their dealer base and service networks across the country. These new dealerships for sales, service and spares are opened in districts of Barmer and Jaisalmer while even in remote areas of Kargil, Port Blair, and Reckong Peo in Himachal Pradesh. The M&M dealerships now cover 70% of districts in India.

Each of these dealerships are 3S dealerships and are well versed to take care of all sales, service and spares needs of customers possessing both personal and commercial vehicles in the M&M range. These dealers have a display area covering a total of 3000 sq ft while separate enclosures sport lounges for families and drivers. A team of enthusiastic service staff take care of customer’s service requirements and each of the service facilities sport 14 to 16 bays taking care of 28 to 32 vehicles at Jaisalmer and Barmer respectively. The Jaisalmer-Barmer dealership is situated on the Jodhpur – Barmer Bypass Road and caters to customers in all small towns and villages in a radius of 120 kms.

February also saw the opening of a 5 bay service station in Reckong Peo in Himachal Pradesh catering to the service conveniences of customers in this out of the way region. Dealers are equipped to take care of the needs of not only M&M customers of private vehicles but also to offer their services to fleet operators, tourist vehicles and commercial vehicles plying through the area.

Arun Malhotra, Chief Sales & Customer Care Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “Being a customer centric company it has always been our endeavour to provide utmost convenience to our customers and offer them best in class sales and service facilities. Hence we have further expanded our network to even the remotest locations of India. The addition of these well-equipped dealerships with world class infrastructure and service facilities will ensure that we are able to provide last mile sales and service connectivity to our customers.  Today we have increased our proximity to the consumers and have assured them of high quality service when they purchase a Mahindra vehicle.”

Last week, Mahindra Group recieved the Financial Times Arcelor Mittal ‘Boldness in Business’ Award for 2013, in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category. The company is keen on ‘Redefining Sustainable Urbanization’ and the‘Future of Mobility’ theme has gained impetus with the Mahindra Reva e2o launch a few days earlier. Ruzbeh Irani, Chief Executive – International Operations, Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors & Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “This is a proud moment for all of us at the Mahindra Group as this award recognizes our success in establishing a global footprint. Today, we are the world’s No. 1 tractor manufacturer in terms of volumes, and our SUVs & Pick-Ups have blazed a trail across the world. Over the next decade, we aim to emerge as one the Top 50 most admired global brands, and this award is testimony to our efforts.”

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said, “Against a backdrop of imbalances between the debt-ridden west and nations with surpluses in the east, this year’s winners have demonstrated courageous and decisive risk-taking in the spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.”