Chennai is considered the “Detroit of India.” The annual growth rates of the region are enormous and now TecAlliance is also located in the southern Indian metropolis. Vats R. Srivatchan, Director of TA Autotec Information System India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of TecAlliance, opened the office on Mahalingapuram Main Road, Nungambakkam in Chennai.
Around 100 guests from industry, including representatives of the Indian Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and well-known social representatives from the region, attended the inauguration ceremony. “We are very pleased that we are now also an active part of the so-called Automotive Corridor. Customer proximity is an essential asset for TecAlliance. With our local presence now also in India, we can more effectively support manufacturers, dealers and workshops in the independent aftermarket to take full advantage of the current growth opportunities,” said David J. Winter, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing at TecAlliance.
Regionalised TecDoc Catalogue for the First Time with Data from Indian Parts Suppliers
With its subsidiary in Chennai, where the Auto Serve workshop trade fair takes place every two years, TecAlliance has closed one of the last gaps in the ranks of its Asian locations. The Automotive Corridor is a region where a number of major automotive companies are represented, including BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi, Caparo Group, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Ashok Leyland, TVS and others. More than 40 percent of Indian automobile production comes from there, and almost 60 percent of India’s automotive supply industry is located there.
The first point of contact at TecAlliance in Chennai, India, is Vats R. Srivatchan, an experienced and nationally recognised expert in the Independent Automotive Aftermarket (IAM), digital customer experience, change management and digital business development in the automotive industry. The former President of TVSASL (MYTVS) was the first automotive service provider to offer a suite of IAM services with its workshop and on-road breakdown services, in 2001.
One of TecAlliance’s first services for the Indian Independent Automotive Aftermarket will be the publication of the TecDoc Catalogue, which for the first time will also contain the data of Indian parts suppliers. This gives dealers and workshops in India a much better overview of the market as to which spare parts are suitable for what vehicles.
Improve the identification and traceability of suitable spare parts
With the regionalised version of the TecDoc Catalogue, the Indian IAM has a globally recognised industry standard for the first time. The aim is to improve the identification and traceability of suitable spare parts and to increase processes and efficiency in the workshop. “TecAlliance’s TecDoc Catalogue for the Indian market also makes an active contribution to the Independent Automotive Service Sector, where employment potential is high.“ says Vats R. Srivatchan. In addition, the market transparency will be improved and this allows unnecessarily high inventories to be reduced, resource management to be optimised and losses for manufacturers and retailers to be minimised.
TecAlliance works closely with ACMA to implement the best possible quality for the Indian spare parts catalog solution. More than 700 manufacturers are organised in the industry association, which covers more than 85 percent of the turnover of the Indian automotive supply industry. The Indian TecDoc Catalogue is provided completely in English, the common technical language of the repair industry.