Kolkata :Mahindra First Choice Services (MFCS), India’s leading chain of multi-brand car service workshops, and a fully owned subsidiary of the USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group, continued with its expansion strategy in Eastern India,with the inauguration ofits first Franchisee Owned Franchisee Operated (FOFO) workshop in Kolkata inWest Bengal.
Mahindra First Choice Serviceswill inaugurate three more workshops in West Bengal over the next month, in Jalpaiguri, Kankinaraand Berhampore. The company plans to set up 20such workshops in West Bengal by March 2017. The company’s pan-India network currently stands at more than 130 workshops.
“We see great potential for the multi-brand car servicing business in this market. Ourlean and cost-efficient business model has received an encouraging response from franchisees across the country and in theEasternregion. This is what prompted us to expand our presence further. We intend to close this fiscal with 400+ FOFO workshops nationally. This will help us enhance the scale and depth of our operations and enable us to reach a larger number of customers across the country. We are pleased to partner with Abhi Fuel Center for our first foray in West Bengal. I am confident that with their strong customer – focus and deep knowledge of the local market, theywill help us further build on our presence in the region,” said YVS Vijaykumar CEO, Mahindra First Choice Services.
Abhijit Paul, Proprietor,Abhi Fuel Center said, “We are delighted to be associated with Mahindra First Choice Services, and look forward to a strong and enduring partnership with the company. Mahindra First Choice Services is India’s leading multi-brand car servicing company and stands for trust and credibility. I am confident that the innovative car service products from Mahindra FirstChoice Services will enable our trained technicians toprovide great value and meet all the car-care needs of car owners in Kolkata. “
Mahindra First Choice Services, established in 2008, pioneered the concept of multi-brand car service workshops and has been setting benchmarks in pro-customer vehicle servicing practices. The company has serviced more than4,40,000 cars, till date and has over 130 workshops, including 7company-owned facilities. The company aims to expand its network to over 500 workshops by 2018 and is investing more than INR 250 crores, over five years, to create the infrastructure, to achieve this goal. The company is also planning to increase its all-India cluster warehouse network from the present 22 to 43, in order to ensure a steady supply of spare parts to its workshops.