Hyderabad, 30 July 2015: IndoUS Venture Partners’ backed CarZ, one of India’s most reputed multi-brand car repair and maintenance services company, today announced a franchisee program under the brand name ‘CarZ Xpress’. The company plans to open about 100 franchises in the next 36 months.

CarZ currently operates 12 company-owned “Grande” facilities in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. These facilities offer a full range of repair services for all makes and models of cars: routine and preventive maintenance, electrical & mechanical repair, accident repair – denting and painting, tyres and services, battery, variety of styling and performance accessories, interior and exterior detailing, extended warranty and nationwide 24×7 road-side assistance. These services are offered at convenient neighbourhood locations. The company will continue to expand the “Grande” formats as well.

The first outlet of ‘CarZ Xpress’ was launched recently in Hyderabad, Telangana. This model improves accessibility and service to the car owner as well as provides tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking entry into the fast growing car service sector. The CarZ Xpress franchise network will offer a menu of quick repair & maintenance services cost effectively with quick turn-around times and at convenient neighborhood locations. Each facility shall have advanced diagnostic and repair equipment along with highly trained manpower to provide best-in class service and experience to the customers.

Venu Donepudi, MD, CarZ said, “Presently, only about 30 per cent of the cars are repaired and serviced at authorized dealers/service centres. There is a huge opportunity for organised, independent and multi-brand car repair and service providers, considering that India has a current car parcel of over 20 million. And every year over 2.5 million cars are sold in India, making it the 7th largest auto market in the world. By 2017, it is estimated that this number will grow to 7 million cars sold each year.”

“To tap this huge market, we have developed a cost effective, no frills Great Service, Budget Price model called CarZ Xpress. CarZ offers the expertise of an authorised dealer and the comfort of your local personalized mechanic. With more and more discerning car owners looking for quality and affordability, CarZ is the perfect fit, providing exemplary car service. We are committed to working with motivated entrepreneurs and making them successful while expanding our footprint across the country”, added Venu.

Vijay Gummadi, CEO, CarZ said, “The CarZ Xpress franchise is programmed in such a way that the entrepreneur gets quick return on investment while the end-customer is assured of top-end service. A CarZ Xpress franchisee gets world-class unparalleled start-up guidance, operational and marketing support. Our unique combination of talent, perseverance, process, innovation and obsession with ‘doing right’ for the car owner is well on its way to make CarZ the first major automotive service brand in India. We believe that entrepreneurs who have fire in their bellies will join us and revolutionize car service, much needed in India.”

Comprehensive support for franchisees

The CarZ franchise program will provide franchisees with comprehensive support at all stages from planning to operation. CarZ has a team of highly trained, knowledgeable industry experts to support new franchisees. Every franchisee can expect consistent support from CarZ and they include: site selection & facility set up; training and continuing education; operational support; spares sourcing support; marketing material and aids; proprietary shop management software; marketing and branding support;  and customer relationship management.