GoMechanic grants INR 30cr stock options to Partners; Enabling upskilling opportunities for 5K+ mechanics with NSDC

Published: July 06, 2022, 04:06 PM IST

GoMechanic, India's largest aftermarket automotive service and maintenance platform, today announced the launch of a Partners Incentive Plan for its services partners, workshops, retailers, distributors and consultants across India. The company has proposed to issue stocks worth INR 30 crore as a reward for its vast network of service partners. The stock options will have a 4-year vesting duration with yearly vesting at 25% and a cliff period of one year.

Focused on empowering growth through training opportunities, GoMechanic has also partnered with the National Skill Development Center (NSDC) to train 5000+ mechanics across 1,500+ workshops in India. The NSDC training, which starts on July 5 2022, will be an integral part of the Government body's Skill India Mission. The three-tier training module will comprise an intense 8-module curriculum covering every aspect of a car's construction and equips the mechanics with advanced skills. In addition, it will aim to create high-calibre job opportunities and adapt itself to the OEM industry standards.

Speaking about the new initiative, Kushal Karwa, Co-Founder, GoMechanic, said, "The growth of our company is vested in the zeal and trust of thousands of partner workshops across the country, who continue to expand their association and keeping the operations running even during covid and lockdown.  The Partner Stock Option Program is a step towards incentivising and strengthening our collaboration with our partner workshops by enabling them with the opportunity to participate in GoMechanic's long-term value creation as well as expansion in the automotive sector.

"This will also enable us to foster deeper connections with them and give them due recognition that they deserve. GoMechanic, as an organisation, is committed to working towards streamlining the automotive service sector to create meaningful job opportunities and upskill the informal workspace. We endeavour to support the holistic growth of the automotive industry."

"Our partnership with NSDC is a step in the direction of our deep commitment to the Skill India initiative. As a result, service partners will receive Verified Skill India badges based on merit and skill. This is a significant step towards our goal of having Service Buddies trained to offer unmatched levels of customer care and upskill their portfolios. As an industry leader, we at GoMechanic are committed to bring top notch technical know-how and customer service to millions of car owners through our technology first partner network  across the country ", Said Amit Bhasin, Co-Founder, Go mechanic

GoMechanic is a Franchise owned Company operated; by the FOCO model. Its services are spread across 60+ cities and partners with 1500+ workshops across India to provide an affordable and hassle-free experience other than their authorised service centres. In this quest, the issuance of PSOPs will ensure the faith of current service partners. Moreover, the Skill India initiative in partnership with NSDC will substantially influence upskilling of the industry in India. The GoMechanic PSOPs are currently available to a select number of big partners that have been affiliated with GoMechanic for longer than a year. At the same time, it also intends to expand the advantages of this concept to newly onboarded partners.

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