SME Times News Bureau | 01 Jan, 2023
In an interview
with SME Times, Jasmeet Singh Gulati, Managing Director of COADE, said that
opportunities abound in auto detailing sector though there are several challenges
as well, adding that one potential challenge that businesses may encounter when
recruiting employees for the auto detailing industry is finding qualified candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge.
The auto detailing industry requires workers
who are detail-oriented, have good hand-eye coordination, and are able to follow instructions
carefully, he added.
Excerpts of the
1. In what ways have your visions
for The COADE evolved since your initial ideas for it?
Starting with an idea for skill development program for unorganized
car detailing sector in India with a
huge market size covering the automobile sector. Seeing the potential for the
industry COADE initiate the program
to teach and skill the unorganized sector and start up entrepreneur to give them the entire Car Detailing skillset the COADE was originated
1. Starting with 1 centre to reach at 3 centre catering north and south
India students Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore
2. Plan to expanded in Pune and Guwahati in another 3 months
3. Started with just 2 student on board now having
20+ students are getting training
4. Advance tools , individual gadgets include
5. New curriculum , finance scheme, site sourcing provide
6. 100+ students trained
7. Nearly 60+ students started their car detailing store all over India
and 30+ upgraded their business
8. Appointed well skilled certified trainers for trainnig
2. What do you think would be the most effective way of partnering
with the government to aid the car
detailing sector? Do you have any plans to partner with the government in the near future?
There are many potential ways that the government could partner with the car detailing sector to provide support and assistance. Some possible options could include:
1. Financial assistance: The government could offer grants, loans, or other forms of financial assistance to help small businesses in the car detailing sector get started or expand.
2. Training and education: The government
could provide training and education programs to help workers in the car detailing sector develop new skills
and stay up-to-date on industry best practices. The government can help the students by giving them subsidy on training with coade
3. Regulatory reforms: The government could
work with the car detailing sector to identify and address any regulatory barriers that are hindering growth and
development, such as burdensome or out-dated regulations.
4. Marketing and promotion: The government could partner with the car detailing sector to promote the industry and raise awareness of the services that are available to consumers.
5. Research and development: The government
could support research and development initiatives
in the car detailing sector to help businesses stay at the forefront of
innovation and improve their products and services.
6. Schools and Institute: The government can make the car detailing training course as a vocational course like other courses as well since car detailing is a rising and prominent source of income.
Ultimately, the most effective way of partnering with
the government to aid the car detailing sector will depend on the specific needs and challenges faced by businesses in
this industry, as well as the resources and priorities of the government.
3. What makes car detailing still important at a time when many people prefer to purchase a new car rather than go through the entire detailing process?
are several reasons why car detailing can still be important, even at a time
when many people prefer to purchase
a new car rather than go through the detailing process. Some of the reasons include:
1. Cost-effective: Detailing a car can be
more cost-effective than buying a new one, especially if the car is in good condition and only needs minor repairs or maintenance.
2. Improved appearance: Detailing a car can
help to improve its appearance and make it look like new, which can be appealing to many people.
3. Increased value: Detailing a car can
help to increase its value, particularly if the car is being sold or traded in. A well-maintained,
clean car is generally more attractive to potential buyers and may fetch a higher price.
4. Personal preference: Some people simply
prefer to keep their existing car rather than buying a new one, and detailing is one way to help maintain the car's appearance and performance.
5. Environmental considerations: Detailing
a car rather than buying a new one can also be more environmentally friendly, as it helps to reduce the production and disposal of new vehicles.
4. Undoubtedly, the opportunities are huge in auto detailing; let's hear about the challenges you have encountered when recruiting people to become part of
The COADE or when providing training for auto detailing.
potential challenge that businesses may encounter when recruiting employees for
the auto detailing industry is finding qualified candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge. The auto
industry requires workers who are detail-oriented, have good hand-eye
coordination, and are able to
follow instructions carefully. It may be difficult to find candidates who meet
these criteria, especially if the business is located in an area with a limited pool of qualified candidates.
challenge that businesses may face when training employees in the auto
detailing industry is ensuring that they have the necessary resources and equipment to provide effective training.
hands-on training can be especially important in the auto detailing industry,
as it allows employees to gain
practical experience and develop their skills. However, providing this type of training can be costly, and
businesses may need to invest in training materials, equipment, and other resources.
businesses in the auto detailing industry may also face challenges in retaining
trained employees. The auto detailing
industry can be physically demanding, and employees may be more likely to leave if they are not satisfied
with their job or working conditions. Providing a positive work environment and offering competitive
compensation and benefits can help businesses retain trained employees and reduce turnover.
5. As an industry leader, what new
developments do you anticipate in the auto detailing sector in the future?
it is likely that the auto detailing industry will continue to evolve and adapt
to changing market conditions and
consumer preferences. Some potential developments that could shape the future of the auto detailing sector include:
1. Increased use of technology: The auto
detailing industry may continue to adopt new technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine
learning to improve efficiency and accuracy.
2. Growing demand for sustainable practices:
Consumers may increasingly demand environmentally
friendly and sustainable detailing practices, leading to a greater focus on
using eco- friendly products and reducing water and energy usage.
3. Customization and personalization: The
auto detailing industry may see an increase in demand for customized and personalized detailing services that cater to
individual customer preferences and needs.
4. Increased focus on customer experience:
Providing an exceptional customer experience may become increasingly important for auto detailing businesses as they
seek to differentiate themselves from competitors and build customer loyalty.
5. Changes in the way services are delivered: The auto detailing industry may see changes in the way services are delivered, such as
the increased use of mobile detailing services or the use of innovative delivery models such as subscription-based services.
What major goals do you have for The COADE in 2023?
1. To encourage entrepreneurship through our skill based auto detaining
programs and to develop more than 3000 start-up entrepreneurs.
2. To expand from 3 to 10 training Facilities in major metro cities all over India
3. To reach almost every corner and make youth of India employable.
4. To build a organized network of professional detailers all over India
5. To make The Coade Recognized in Asian, European and us countries
6. To make Car detailing as recognized employable sector