Google Cloud to aid TVS ASL with digital transformation services

Google Cloud to aid TVS ASL with digital transformation services
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25 Aug, 2020

Car repair services provider TVS Automobile Solutions (ASL) has signed on Google Cloud to support its digital transformation initiatives.

The TVS Group company has migrated both its on-premise data centre infrastructure and existing public cloud deployments to Google Cloud to develop and scale the platform of platforms, a statement said. 

The auto company said it looks to create a digital ecosystem that will empower thousands of small entrepreneurs across automotive retailers and garages.

This new initiative will bring vehicle owners, retailers, garages and insurance companies from a fragmented market place into one digital technology architecture to provide service, parts, roadside assistance and insurance, the statement added.

Google’s technology stack across cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data solutions will help the TVS company scale globally within a short period of time, Srinivasa Raghavan, managing director at TVS ASL, said.

“The range of solutions (from Google) include connected vehicles (passenger cars, two wheelers and commercial vehicles), diagnostics and predictive service management on cloud, mobility solutions for all stakeholders to address their requirements and real time integration with all stakeholders for fulfilment,” he said.

Karan Bajwa, managing director of Google Cloud India, said: “TVS is unlocking the potential of its business data at scale using machine learning to automate and optimise supply chain, and leveraging managed services to focus its engineering effort on IT-led business initiatives that will pave the path for a strong digital future.” 

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The $10 billion independent automotive aftermarket in India is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7-10% over the past five years, the statement said.  The market is highly fragmented, with over 40,000 retailers, 1,00,000 garages and thousands of small distributors across the country.  

In the past five years, TVS ASL claims to have provided services to over two million customers, 20,000 retailers and 10,000 garages along with fleet management for over 70,000 vehicles.