About Hilton Hyundai
A.Josepherson aged 57, an automobile engineer with over 30 years of experience in the automobile business line. Career started as a racing enthusiast participating in both car and motorcycle racing from the age of 18 to 26 at Madras sholavaram race court. His family has a rich tradition in the automobile business line for the last four generations starting with his grandfather who founded the First Automobile Workshop in Kerala in 1934. He went abroad and gathered the necessary technical and practical experience in automobile and brought all equipments for a full fledged repairing and reconditioning service centre for cars and heavy duty vehicles.
A. Josepherson’s father started a separate unit M/s. Stanton Engineers in 1960, which was a manufacturing unit supplying OE equipment to Premier Automobiles Ltd. (Fiat car manufactures),Bombay. He took over the business in 1978 and started a separate section for tuning up cars and motor cycles for racing, also undertaking the repairs and maintenance of the Ministers’ fleet of cars (Kerala state), the Governor’s fleet of cars, dieselizing and air –conditioning of cars, repairs and maintenance of heavy diesel trucks, fleet of fire engine, fleet of heavy vehicles of corporation of Trivandrum.
In 1985, he started M/s. Hilton Engineers, a maruthi authorized service station, when Suzuki started manufacturing cars in India in 1984. In 1990, he started another Maruthi Service station in Trivandrum city. It may be of importance to mention that he was the only person in maruthi family to be allotted two authorized service stations to one person in the same city. Both these service stations were awarded as the best performing Maruthi authorized service centers by Maruthi Udyog Ltd.
In 1997 he entered automobile retailing. He was granted dealership for Kinetic Honda Scooters in the city of Trivandrum under the banner M/s .V V Carmen Motors who were the leading sellers of Kinetic Scooters. We were selling more than 200 scooters per month which was much more than the earlier dealer who was in this line for many years. When Honda parted their collaboration with Kinetic, sales began to decline due to the poor quality of the scooters. So we resigned the dealership because we did not want to spoil our in the market .Subsequently we took the dealership of Yamaha Motor cycles which is still continuing. The dealership Ms. Hilton Yamaha is for Trivandrum district with our main showroom at Ulloor and booking centers at Balaramapurm and Alamcode .Also we have started two Yamaha service centers at Ulloor and Balaramapuram for giving efficient after sales service. The demand for Yamaha bike among younger generation customer is very high and the product is on high demand .Motor cycle division is now managed by my elder son Kiran Josepherson who has completed his management studied (MBA-specializing in marketing & finance).
In 1998 took up the dealership for Hyundai passenger for Hyundai passenger cars under the mane and style M/s Hilton Hyundai for Trivandrum, kollam and Karumagapally. We started our operations in October 1998 with a showroom at Sasthamangalam and Service centre at PTP Nagar. Today we are rated as one among the best dealers in the southern region, the reason being, we have not only adhered to the vigorous code of conduct set by HMIL but also been instrumental in initializing some exemplary standards for other dealers to follow. Two more satellite showrooms were opened in suburbs to cope up with the increased flow of customers. In 2006, we have opened our new state of art showroom at NH Bypass, Airport Road, and Eanchakkal . After two years we had opened another Hyundai Service Centre at Ulloor in own property for the convenience and to give better service to customers. As our territory is extended to Trivandrum, Kollam and Karunagappally areas, We ensure proper coverage by having booking centers and showrooms at every 35 Kms in Our territory. At present we have 6 satellite showrooms and 3 service centers at different locations. In this way we ensure proper reach of the product to customers at their convenience and made the operations more customers friendly and professional.
Hilton Hyundai has been awarded many best selling awards for the best sales and service partner in Southern Region from Hyundai Motors India Ltd. So far we have sold more than 25000 vehicles for the last 10 years even after the second dealer has been appointed in our territory. At present we also have a used car showroom in Trivandrum city.
We have gained the tremendous trust and support of our valued customers by providing them state of art showrooms with all modern facilities, the most transparent and prudent pricing mechanism and efficient after sales service etc. We are now in a position to more expansion.