Ashwin Trivedi- Director of Pluto Travels India Pvt. Ltd.
Great Companies : Please tell me something about the business and how did you come up with such an idea?
Ashwin Trivedi:Having a Passion for Cars, Family business in Automobile, Hospitality and Car Rental work experience for 15+ Years and having a vision of Being Number One Car Rental Service provider (Premium Segment) in India
Great Companies: What are the various services and products provided by your company?
Ashwin Trivedi:We provide Chauffeur Driven Cars on Rent on Yearly, Monthly, Weekly and Daily Basis to Corporates and Five Star Hotels for local and Inter City use.
Great Companies: Why should one choose you over others in this field?
Ashwin Trivedi:We Ensure Safety, Reliability and Luxury. Brands like Ritz Carlton, J W Marriott, Taj , Westin, Renaissance have trusted us as we match their standards and expectations. All our Chauffeurs are Police Verified, Speak/Understand decent language, Medically fit certified by Doctors, We are 100% Compliant went comes to Insurance, Vehicle Documents related to Regional Transport Office and Laws related to compensation of dues of Staff and Chauffeurs.
Great Companies : What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Ashwin Trivedi:This Industry is never given importance by the administration department of this Country, hence we are mostly deprived of the subsidies and benefits. Good English Speaking Chauffeurs availability is a major Challenge. Very Limited Training institutes available related to this Industry, hence availability of quality Manpower is a major Challenge.
The Premium and Taxes compared are very high hence profit margins have become very low over period of time.
Great Companies : What do you think are the few main things which are most important for a successful business?
Ashwin Trivedi:Culture of the Company, Planning, Goal Setting, Periodic Reviews - Income and Expense, Retention of Team, Consistency of Quality, Transparency with Team and Customers. Abiding by the law and Compliance. Salaries, EMI, Insurance Premium, Fuel Bills and Vendor Payments have to be made as per schedule. Financial Track record has to be Healthy.