Nagarjuna Launches CarZ Xpress in Hyderabad
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21 September 2016

CarZ Officially launches franchise Program – ‘CarZ Xpress’

Growing number of cars, 26million in India. 3 million new cars sold each year. All these cars need repair and maintenance. CarZ is born in Hyderabad in 2008, a multi brand car service chain where all repairs for all makes and models are provided under one roof. USP is Great Service. BUDGET PRICE. Convenient Location Launched by ANR garu and with his blessing, Expanded across South India and now ready to expand country wide via a unique franchise model, a great opportunity for new entrepreneurs to build a successful business on the strength of expertise developed by CarZ over the past many years. Started by Venu Donepudi and Vijay Gummadi in 2008. First Franchise is given to Sreenath Vennam of Antz Automotive Services in Manikonda, Hyderabad Plan to expand PAN India with 250 franchisees by the year 2020. 20th sep being ANR garu birthday, had the official launch of CarZ Xpress franchise by the hands of Akkineni Nagarjuna garu. Nagarjuna garu wished the team, the Very Best and he is Very Happy for the growth of the company which was started by his father.

IndoUS Venture Partners' backed CarZ, one of India’s most reputed multi-brand car repair and maintenance services company, today officially launched franchisee program under the brand name ‘CarZ Xpress’. The company plans to open about 250 franchises in the next 50 months across selective cities in India

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 24x7 road-side assistance. These services are offered at convenient neighbourhood locations.

The first outlet of ‘CarZ Xpress’ was launched 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 26 million. And every year over 2.5 million cars are sold in India, making it the 7thlargest auto market in the world. By 2018, 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.

About CarZ
CarZ was founded by auto enthusiasts and experts - Venu Donepudi & Vijay Gummadi, with a vision to establish India’s leading, independent, multi-brand car service network where cars produced by most major manufacturers can be serviced under one roof. Established in 2008, CarZ is the fastest growing chain of multi brand car care stations in South India. CarZ offers 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. These services are offered at convenient neighbourhood locations. Considering the monopoly of dealerships and limitations with unorganized garages, CarZ was ideated to offer car owners the best of both worlds: car repair with the expertise of a dealer and the comfort of a local mechanic.


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