“Bosch Car Service has set new benchmarks in the car service domain and we are planning aggressively to expand our footprint. By 2010, we will have at least 500 service centres across India,” said K Ravi, vice-president (automotive aftermarket), Bosch Ltd.
The centres will be opened on a franchise model where the company will provide technical support and also help the franchise in seeking loan.
The company also plans to double its number of BCS in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh (including Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh) by 2009. At present it has 26 outlets.
Commenting on the automotive aftermarket sales, Ravi said, “Last year, we registered a turnover of Rs 1,000 crore from aftermarket sales and this year are expecting a growth of 15 per cent.” The northern region comprising Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kasmir accounts for 27 per cent of the total aftermarket sales.
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