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Old 22nd March 2011, 17:36   #61
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Default Re: Tata Motors loses 2 top dealers to rival cos

Originally Posted by bj96 View Post
True, shifts are quite common. For example, the current Mercedes dealership of B U Bhandari in Pune was a Honda outlet (Grand Honda, a BuB affiliate) earlier.
Originally Posted by pgsagar View Post
When dealership shifts are common then why a thread only on Tata. Isn't it Tata-bashing?
Quite true but, B.U. Bhandari was no ordinary dealer for Tata in Pune. They have been authorized dealers since 1999. Ratan Tata had personally inaugrated their showroom on Pashan road - Pune. They used to contribute a significant share for Tata sales and service. Being a dealer for 10 years and then moving on to a new company is eye raising.

Other dealership moves that I know of:

Jay-Vijay Motors - Fiat to Maruti Suzuki to VW
B.U. Bhandari - Honda to Mercedes
Prathamesh motors - Tata to none
Millenium - Mercedes to Tata
Millenium - Maruti to none
Ashwamegh - Fiat to Tata-Fiat to none

I am not sure why would anyone give up on an authorized Tata service center. They had tremendous activity in their workshop in Wakad. Wonder if VW will be able to keep their volumes at similar levels even after 5 years from now.
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