20/07/2022 Press release
TotalEnergies appointed as Automovill’s exclusive lubricants partner in India
Bengaluru, July 20, 2022 - Automovill, a full-stack mobility start-up, has announced an association with TotalEnergies Marketing India Pvt Ltd (TEMIPL) as its exclusive Lubricants Partner. Under the partnership, TEMIPL will supply the premium range of automotive lubricants to all Automovill outlets.
This association brings together the technical expertise and research capabilities of TotalEnergies and the new age auto service chain model by Automovill in key markets across India. Currently, Automovill operates 70 co-owned workshops and over 500 partner garages across India.
Automovill offers tech-enabled car detailing and car servicing, along with refurbishment service for B2B. The company has recently expanded its operations to Eastern and Central India, effectively providing car repair services across 20 cities in 14 states. As part of the partnership, Automovill outlets will co-brand with TotalEnergies across the network.
Speaking on the partnership, Syed Shakilur Rahman, CEO, Lubricants for South Asia, TEMIPL said, “We are pleased to announce this collaboration as another step towards expanding our footprint to meet the growing demand for quality products. With the car repair and full stack auto service models becoming a trend, a huge unorganised market is getting reshaped. The partnership adds to our continuous efforts to provide consumers with technologically advanced and superior lubricants for their vehicles to keep them performing at their best.”
“The new age auto service start-ups are expected to propel Indian repair market to USD 25 billion. As the market of auto repair is growing and getting re-engineered, we are trying to set standardisation in the process. For the longest time, the market has remained unorganised, resulting in users facing trust issues and affordability challenges. While we move forward to offer quality service with genuine parts and components, association with a global brand like TotalEnergies will be significant to the journey,” said Ramana Sambu, Co-Founder & CBO, Automovill.
(L-R) Ramana Sambu, Co-Founder & CBO, Automovill & Syed Shakilur Rahman, CEO, Lubricants for South Asia, TEMIPL at the partnership signing ceremony
About TotalEnergies Marketing India Pvt Ltd.
TotalEnergies Marketing India Private Limited (TEMIPL) started operations in India since 1993. In the country, the company has growing presence in businesses namely lubricants for automotive and industrial applications, LPG for domestic and commercial applications, and special fluids. TEMIPL has seven industrial plants in the country and a retail network of Auto LPG Dispensing Stations.
About the Marketing & Services division of TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service-stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
Started the operation in 2016 in Bangalore and Guwahati, Automovill’s tech-enabled 360-degree approach enables impeccable customer experience by bringing trust, transparency, and convenience. Since its inception, the platform, co-founded by Mridu Mahendra Das and Chinmay Baruah and joined by Ramana Sambu as Co-Founder and CBO, has handled 100,000+ cars for both retail customers and B2B clients.
Headquartered in Bangalore, Automovill now has a presence in 20 cities with direct retail customers in Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Patna, Jaipur and Guwahati.
Providing its service for nearly 4000 cars per month, Automovill has observed a massive 250% growth post-pandemic.
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