In a bid to provide its mechanics with formal training on car serviceability, Fixcraft intends to partner with ASDC within Q3FY23.
Speaking to Mobility Outlook, Vivek Sharma, Co-founder & CEO of Fixcraft, said that the company will collaborate with ASDC for certification and training for the mechanics.
The programme is said to be spread across all categories, including denting-painting, electronics and engine, among others and will be available across all Fixcraft garages, Sharma said. The training programme will be divided into modules ranging from one week to one month.
The CEO said the training programme will be conducted in batches, depending on the trainer's availability on ASDC’s side. Interestingly, Fixcraft is currently working on the schedule for the training programme. Depending on the trainers' frequency and the mechanics' churn rate, the schedule will be decided, Sharma noted.
Through this programme, Fixcraft aims to change the ecosystem. He said that after completing the training programmes, the mechanics will receive certificates, making them more employable not only with local multi-plan garages but also with major OEMs. The programme will also see the addition of new mobility training programmes.
He added that because the Government of India is also taking many initiatives in that direction, with the change in mobility, the entire gamut of how the service will need to be done is also changing.
Other Aspects Of The Business
Founded in 2018, Fixcraft has seen a total investment of $2 million to date while having three garages in total, including two in Delhi NCR and one in Bangalore. The CEO confirmed that going forward, Fixcraft aims to add another garage in Pune in the Q3FY23; the aim is to present across ten more metro cities in the next 12 months. This expansion will also see a jump in employment to 100 employees across these metro cities. Currently, Fixcraft has employed about 30 mechanics per garage, he said.
Additionally, Fixcraft also plans to invest in the marketing of services as it expands its reach across India.
Furthermore, Fixcraft plans to add other vehicle types as it expands its services. The co-founder said that the company's current focus is the four-wheeler sector. However, Fixcraft also plans to add two-wheelers as well as commercial EV three-wheelers to its services depending on the financial as well as the operational scale of the business, he concluded.