INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mr._Vinod_Dasari__MD__Ashok_Leyland_launching_Digital_InitiativesAshok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, today introduced the Digital Market Place, an industry-first combination of four innovative digital solutions. These solutions, developed on the brand philosophy of ‘AapkiJeet, HamariJeet’, have the potential to transform the commercial vehicle business in the country. Riding on the exponential smartphone growth, these digital solutions are simple to use, compatible with all smartphones, and work like any other, everyday app. The four digital solutions, will help customers manage their business with a simple tap, by making it simpler for them to log on to their business from anywhere and manage their operations with ease.

The Digital Market Place consists of four Apps :

  • i-Alert – Helps customers track their vehicle and helps them get vital info on the vehicle’s health
  • ServiceMandi – Connects customers with rated, trained mechanics with pre agreed rates
  • E-diagnostics – Ensures fast diagnostics, and visual instructions for repair
  • Leykart – Ensures round the clock availability of the genuine spares along with doorstep delivery

Based on the latest technology platform, Ashok Leyland’s Digital Market Place will empower customers to better manage their business and enhance their profitability, as well as provide an opportunity for Ashok Leyland to sell services in the aftermarket.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Vinod K. Dasari – Managing Director, Ashok Leyland, said, “Ashok Leyland has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology. Following our belief of ‘AapkiJeet, HamariJeet’, we have consistently strived to bring many industry-firsts which have disrupted the norm and helped us earn our customers’ trust and respect. To support this rapidly growing network of customers, we have consciously invested in creating a digital market place to support them. These digital solutions are an integral part of our growth plan and has the potential to overhaul our commercial vehicle ecosystem.

We have been using the digital medium for the past five years to bring process efficiencies and operations improvement. Today, we are extending the use of digital medium to enhance our customer efficiency, performance, and profitability through various means of “anytime, anywhere” support for their vehicles. These initiatives will be a growth driver for us and will take us closer to our goal of achievingone-third of our revenues from the aftermarket business. We estimate that these initiatives have the potential of generating INR 1000 Cr in the next 3 years.”