The Kuttukaran Group

Kuttukaran is the parent company of leading automobile dealerships for global brands across Kerala and beyond. Our experience of over 75 years uniquely positions us to expand our footprint across the country. Building on the foundation of our automobile business, we have diversified in different directions.

We believe that we are defined not only by where we want to go, but what kind of a traveller we want to be.

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Founder

K.P.Paul

K.P.Paul
In the year 1939, Mr. K. P. Paul started his business career with Popular Washing Home. He dared the tradition and society in this path breaking venture. It was a roaring success in six months time. This venture brought forth his daring nature that remained the backbone of his life and business in the years to come. He was a born leader and believed in employee empowerment and satisfaction. He had motivated employees who delivered impeccable customer service.

Mr. KP Paul was a visionary. In the year 1941 he diversified into tyre , tube vulcanizing and battery restoration business. When the 2nd world war came to a closure, he found ample opportunity in the spare parts business by procuring the surplus spare parts of military vehicles. In the year 1944, he established Popular Automobiles, perhaps India’s largest chain store dealing in spare parts. The business grew by exponential proposition and catapulted him to fame. He further forayed into imported and new automobile parts. It had a pan India presence with offices at Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Calcutta.

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Directors

Mr. Francis K. PaulMr. Francis K. Paul

Whole Time Director

Francis K. Paul is the eldest son of the legendary entrepreneur and founder Late K. P. Paul. He has been associated with the Kuttukaran Group for more than 35 years.

He had his schooling at the Mont Fort School, Yercaud, Salem and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Calicut.

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John K. PaulMr. John K. Paul

Managing Director

John K. Paul is the son of the legendary and path breaking entrepreneur of Kerala and Founder of the Kuttukaran Group, Late K. P. Paul. He had his schooling from the Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty and is the President of its Alumini Association. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Calicut.

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Mr. Naveen Philip

Share Holder

Naveen Philip is the grandson of the doyen of automobile spare parts business in India, Late K. P. Paul.

He had his early education at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kochi and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur. He did his post graduation in Business Management at XIM.

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vision

Where we want to go

Our Vision

Driven by its entrepreneurial spirit,
Kuttukaran will diversify into highgrowth
sectors while gaining leadership in the
industries it is already a part of, in
an ethical and socially responsible way.

How we will get there

Our DNA

With you in your first car for a nervous spin, through flat tyres, servicing and unexpected turns. We share your joy and are ready with the tool box before you know you need it. Every part must be genuine – in automobiles and in business.

Individual integrity and complete transparency are non – negotiable at Kuttukaran.

Up and running at a moment’s notice, always ready to go where you want to go; automobiles inspire us to be just like them – dependable, active and happy to go that extra mile.

Service doesn’t stop with our customers. We care for us people, enabling growth for our workforce and beyond.

We share your passion for adventure and the beauty of the automobile – whether it is enabling your foray into new territory in business or an eventful road trip.

Entrepreneurship drives us. We have always dared to pave our own path.

We know our cars, our business and our land like the back of our hand. Besides experience, we have the enthusiasm to share it. In our pursuit of excellence, knowledge is key.

The best journeys are those where everyone has a part to play. We value our fellow travellers (employees, associates and partners), their goals and wisdom.

Kuttukaran is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity.

The parts of

Our Group

We are a multifaceted group with diverse interests, each with an identity that is rooted in the Kuttukaran DNA.

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Kuttukaran Trading Ventures

Popular Automobiles
Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
India
Phone: (0484) 2345015
Fax: 0484 2344602

Web: www.popularautomobiles.co

Kuttukaran Engine Rebuilders
Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
India
Phone: (0484) 210 2758
Fax: 0484 2344602

Web: www.kerengines.com

MARQLAND

Jaguar Land Rover
NO:32/5, Rupena Agrahara
Hosur Road,
Banglore-560 068
Phone: 080 43099999
Fax: 0804 3099900

Web: www.jaguar.in

POPULAR MEGA MOTORS

Trinity Tower
Chathangattu Road
Palarivattom – Thammanam Road
Plarivattom
Cochin – 682 025
Phone: 0484 4077555
Fax: 0484 4077555

Web: www.populartata.com

POPULAR VEHICLES & SERVICES LTD

Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
Phone: 0484 2341134, 2340143
Fax: 0484 2340755

Web: www.popularmaruti.com

KIHRD corporate office

Kuttukaran Institute for Human resource development
P.B No 3015, San Juan Towers,
Old Railway station Road
Kacheripady – 682018
Phone: 0484 3298944, 2390516

Web: www.kihrd.com

pmm
Popular Mega Motors India Private Limited is the authorized dealer for TATA Commercial Vehicles in Kerala and Chennai. Established in 1997, the company has 11 show rooms, 20 customer touch points, and 20 service centers. The company is also distributors for genuine TATA CV parts in whole of Kerala.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Naveen PhilipManaging Director
Mrs. Susan FrancisDirector
Mrs. Shalet JohnDirector
Dr. Malini EapenDirector

CORE MANAGEMENT TEAM

NAMEDESIGNATIONEXPERIENCE
Sojan ChackoHead – Finance & Accounts22 Years
Roy ThomasHead – HR & Admin25 Years
Thomas A KaredanHead – Service & Corporate Planning22 Years
Jyothish MHead - Sales19 Years

POPULAR MEGA MOTORS

Trinity Tower
Chathangattu Road
Palarivattom – Thammanam Road
Plarivattom
Cochin – 682 025
Phone: 0484 4077555
Fax: 0484 4077555
Email: ho@pmmil.com
Web: www.populartata.com

ki

Kuttukaran Institute for Human Resources development (KIHRD), was incepted on 30th October, 1987. as an arm of Popular Automobiles to develop its employees by imparting training in skills development and personality development. In 1997 the Institute was brought under Kuttukaran Foundation a registered body and adopted its vision as “An endeavor to bring out excellence in individuals”

The Objective of the courses introduced at KIHRD is imparting skill based education which is aligned with current need of Industry, with a take away of employment. Our Institution operates on various verticals like diploma and engineering courses in automobile sector, Train and hire – job assured programmes for B.tech students, NSDC certificate courses for employees in automobile sector, NCVT courses of vocational training and approved with SIDCO programmes too. We also operate with another vertical as centre for distance courses and open courses of Bhartiar, KSOU,K GCE and IGNOU.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

John K. PaulManaging Trustee
Francis K. PaulTrustee
Mrs. Susan FrancisTrustee
Mrs. Shalet JohnTrustee

CORE MANAGEMENT TEAM

NAMEDESIGNATIONEXPERIENCE
Thomas StephenDirector25 years
Dr. PrasannakumariHead Academy17 years

CORPORATE ADDRESS

Kuttukaran Institute for Human resource development
P.B No 3015, San Juan Towers,
Old Railway station Road
Kacheripady – 682018
Phone: 0484 3298944, 2390516

Web: www.kihrd.com

Branch
KIHRD INSTITUTE
Sagar Vadakkam Road Mundupalam
Thrissur
Phone: 0487 2421879

pvs

Popular Vehicles was amongst the first batch of dealers appointed by Maruti Suzuki in the country, Established in the year 1984 by opening Maruti’s 1st outlet in the State of Kerala at Trivandrum. Our company has evolved rapidly over the years and we have grown from strength to strength. Our dedication and innovation have ensured synonymy of Popular with Maruti in Kerala. After establishing the business in Kerala we forayed into Chennai in the year 2002, perhaps the first dealer in the country to be offered a territory outside its home state. We have one of the largest networks for Maruti in the country consisting of 7 Dealership, 38 Service centres, 10 Used Car outlets, 3 Nexa showrooms and 5 Driving Schools. We have always been the top of the mind dealer for Maruti and have been rated amongst the best for Innovation, Human Resource Development, Operating System and Consistency of performance.

We have always functioned as an Automobile Corporate by employing professionals to run the business and this is amply reflected in the empowerment and entrepreneurship we bestow on our employees. The company has always stuck to its core values of Respect for people, Customer Focus, Honesty & Trust, Knowledge & Expertise and Entrepreneurship. Our endeavour is to attain leadership in the country by keeping the focus on customer satisfaction and setting benchmarks for others to tread. Owing to our uniqueness our success story has been adopted by IIM Ahmadabad as a case study for aspiring Management Students.

We are employee intensive and we strongly believe that it has always been our inherent strength. We will continue on our endeavour to nurture and develop our employees by providing them with immense opportunities to grow and take up higher and challenging responsibilities and be a part of the success and growth of our Organization.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John K. PaulManaging Director
Francis K. PaulWholetime Director
M. A. SajjanDirector

CORPORATE ADDRESS

Popular Vehicles & Services Ltd
Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
Phone: 0484 2341134, 2340143
Fax: 0484 2340755

Web: www.popularmaruti.com

ktv
Kuttukaran Trading Ventures is a partnership firm and it has 3 divisions under it viz., Popular Automobiles, Popular Mill Stores and Kuttukaran Engine Rebuilders.Founded in 1944 by Late Shri K. P. Paul, Popular Automobiles has been the pioneer in the automobile industry in Kerala. Today Popular has become a house-hold name and has come to represent everything connected to automobiles.Today this business is managed by Shri K. P. Paul’s two sons, Mr. Francis K. Paul and Mr. John K. Paul as well as by his grandson, Mr. Naveen Philip.

Popular Automobiles (PA), deals in all kinds of automobile spare parts, except 2 and 3 wheelers. The main focus is on spare parts of Maruti and Tata commercial vehicles. All kinds of engine spares are also available here. It has purchase offices in Delhi and Mumbai and has retail sales outlets in Trivandrum, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Trichur, Calicut, Coimbatore and Bangalore. The Head Office is at Mamangalam, Cochin. Apart from spare parts, Popular Automobiles also deals in Car Accessories for all new generation vehicles. For accessories, the fitment work is also undertaken by us along with service support for the products. PA supplies items to vehicle dealerships, workshops, retailers of spares and accessories, fleet owners etc. along with its retail sale.

Popular Mill Stores (PMS) undertakes trading of industrial tools, machinery and consumables. It has a Divisional Office in Ernakulam as well as sales outlets in Ernakulam, Trichur and Calicut. PMS is the authorized dealer / distributor for many industrial brands, and it supplies items to companies, technical institutions and hardware dealers. It undertakes both wholesale and retail also.

Key Persons
M. A. Sajjan – GM
P. R. Sethuraman – COO
T. N. Radhakrishnan – DGM (Purchase)
K. L. George – Sr. Manager (Accounts)
Somasekharan C. – Sr. Manager (Accounts)
Benny Kurian – Manager (Sales Co-ordination)
Sujith K. – Manager (HR)
Gopikrishna K. G. – Divisional Manager (PMS)
Sajan P. G. – Assistant Manager (Purchase – PMS)

engine-rebuilders

Kuttukaran Engine Rebuilders is a professionally managed and technologically updated firm having 8 Engine Rebuilding machine shops at Trivandrum, Kottayam, Cochin, Trichur, Calicut, Kannur and Coimbatore. They have been in the automobile industry for the last 7 decades. All machine shops are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and are manned by qualified and highly skilled technicians. It has vast and rich experience in rebuilding over 3.5 lakh engines viz. Automobile, Marine and Industrial. In Kerala, Kuttukaran Engine Rebuilders is. the market leader.

Partners

Francis K. Paul 
John K. Paul 
Mrs. Susan Francis 
Mrs. Shalet John 

CORE MANAGEMENT TEAM

NAMEDESIGNATIONEXPERIENCE
Sebastian KuruvillaSr. Manager - Operations34 Years
Reji ThomasManager - Head Office30 Years

CORPORATE ADDRESS

Kuttukaran Engine Rebuilders
Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
India
Phone: (0484) 210 2758
Fax: 0484 2344602
Email: kerho@popular.ind.in
Web: www.kerengines.com

prabal-trucking
Prabal Trucking started operations in the last quarter of the calendar year 2012. We operate in 14 districts of western Tamil Nadu for BHARATBENZ with 2 world class Sales & Service infrastructure at Coimbatore & Salem .Our command area includes key markets of Coimbatore,Sankari, Namakkal .Our Sales & Service infrastructure at Coimbatore & Salem have helped Prabal in redefining the way CV trucks are sold & serviced in Tamil NAdu. We offer a world class state of the art service infrastructure with 24 bays to offer service our customers.Over the last 24 months Prabal has helped over 1000 truck owners to experience the international brand of Daimler and become proud owners of BHARATBENZ trucks . Our delivery process is a benchmark in the industry to welcome a customer in to the BHARATBENZ family.

Prabal has been taking an innovative approach to drive up the adoption rate of BHARATBENZ in our command Area of Western Tamil Nadu across markets like Salem, Nammakal, Sankari, Tiruppur , Coimbatore and Hosur.

The focus is on seeding the BHARATBENZ trucks in Large Fleet ( LFO) customers enabling them experience the BHARATBENZ brand . We have pioneered the innovative concept of master Driver Trainers .Post the delivery of the vehicles to customers, Our Master Driver Trainers travelled on vehicles & guided the customers’ drivers to extract quality performance from the vehicle in the initial trips. Effort is being made to make update the customers drivers driving skills & re orient their driving habits. This enable the customers driver to obtain significantly better performance from their vehicles.

We also offer back to back loaded trials for customers on routes his current vehicles are plying and establish performance .Under this a BHARATBENZ demo truck is offered to customer to transport his payload on proof of concept using our demo vehicles. This gave the customer a no commitment opportunity to experience the brand.

Prabal has focussed on customers ‘needs and help him providing a trucking solution. We have essentially helped our customers to focus on their business while we take care of their transportation needs. We have helped BHARATBENZ bring in a “‘ whole new trucking experience” for the Western Tamil Nadu truck customer.

We have been awarded BHARATBENZ Trajectory Next Award by BHARATBENZ for being part of the state team to cross 1000 vehicles.

The focus is on offering a right product and then partner the customer in helping him derive value from his BHARATBENZ trucks..Towards this we have consistently been with the customer helping him attain better performance thru the BHARATBENZ way of trucking. Our Sales teams track the customer operations before sale and after he has come in to the BHARATBENZ family. We offer a unique service of our master driver trainers to coach & mentor our customer’s drivers to get better fuel mileage of the trucks.

The relationship start with the customer buying the truck and then we track and manage the customer during his entire life cycle with BB. Our telecalling teams interact with customers on regular basis educating them on service requirement. Our feedback tracker both at the time of sales and subsequent service visit enable us to understand customer perceptions and offer greater customer experience.

We track their usage..vehicle performance and thru the BB centralised Pan India call centre offer Break down assistance across the country.

We at Prabal have focussed on offering great customer experience to our customers . We have been rated in the top 3 dealership on customer Service experience ..We have been awarded BB Trajectory award for being a topper in offering assistance for our customer in the event of break down .We reach the customer within 4 hours and ensure that the vehicle is back on road in over 90% f the instances within 24 hours…The customer has acknowledged this thru his repeated purchase of trucks from us.

BHARATBENZ Trajectory Next Award 2014

1. 24*7 RSA – Achieved recovery in 24 hrs. (Service)
2. 24*7 RSA- Achieved < 4 hrs reach time. (Service)
3. State to cross 1000 sales Tamilnadu.

marqland

Marqland a part of Popular Autoworks Pvt Ltd deals with the globally renowned luxury brand of JAGUAR LAND ROVER. This was established in 2010 to satisfy the growing luxury automotive needs of the silicone city, Bengaluru and spread our reach across the state. Marqland has bagged the prestigious National Dealer Champion Award from Jaguar Land Rover India, 4 times in a row.

Marqland has been able to facilitate the sales/service and marketing of these luxury automobiles brands by the presence of a highly competitive staff and a complete 3S (Sales, service and spares) all under one roof since its inception.

Under the well versed and able guidance of our directors and the higher management, the company has been able to establish itself and make it a well-known brand in the Ultra HNI’s society as per expected branding and marketing guidelines laid down by the global brand, JLR.

Over the years with a steady growth figure (turnover of 140Cr) and well thought out strategy, Marqland has been able to expand its facilities by introducing India’s largest JLR service hub having a size of 42000sqft which caters to all the possible JLR automotive needs for our clients.

Marqland has also set up the facilities to establish the foundation for the world acclaimed Jaguar Land Rover Approved division to bring in a whole new market under us and strengthen the brand image.

Our 3s Facility at Mangalore has started in 2014 with sate of the art facility.

Keeping the luxury automotive demand in mind, Marqland is in the planning stages of setting up another world class showroom (sales and service) in Bangalore to meet with the growing demands of the market.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Francis K. PaulManaging Director
John K. PaulDirector
Naveen PhilipDirector

CORE MANAGEMENT TEAM

NAMEDESIGNATIONEXPERIENCE
Paminder SinghVP – Operations23 Years
Raju MDGM Sales18 Years
Lloyd DsouzaSr.Manager Service24 Years
Krishna PrasadDy Manager Finance15 Years
P.AbhilashDy Manager HR & Marketing12 Years

CORPORATE ADDRESS

Jaguar Land Rover
NO:32/5, Rupena Agrahara
Hosur Road,
Banglore-560 068
Phone: 080 43099999
Fax: 0804 3099900
Email: marqland.jlr@pawl.in
Web: www.jaguar.in

Popular Automobile

Founded in 1944 by Late Shri K. P. Paul, Popular Automobiles has been the pioneer in the automobile industry in the state of Kerala all along these decades. Popular Automobiles, as of today, is engaged in the retail and wholesale of automobile spare parts and accessories. It has purchase offices in Delhi and Mumbai. The sales outlets are at Trivandrum, Kottayam, Cochin, Trichur, Calicut, Coimbatore and Bangalore. It caters to the spare parts requirements of Tata and Maruti vehicles, engine parts and Indian and imported car accessories. It deals with several leading brands in both spares and accessories. Warranty is offered for the accessories, besides fitting of accessories on vehicles through qualified technicians. A service centre also operates for the servicing of all electronic accessories.

Partners

Francis K. Paul 
John K. Paul 
Mrs. Susan Francis 
Mrs. Shalet John 

CORE MANAGEMENT TEAM

NAMEDESIGNATIONEXPERIENCE
M. A. SajjanGeneral Manager40 Years
T. N. RadhakrishnanDGM - Purchase38 Years
K. L. GeorgeSr. Manager - Accounts38 Years
C. SomasekharanSr. Manager - Accounts35 Years
Benny KurianManager – Sales Co-ordination25 Years
Sujith K.Manager – HR20 Years

CORPORATE ADDRESS

Popular Automobiles
Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
India
Phone: (0484) 2345015
Fax: 0484 2344602
Email: ktv@popular.ind.in
Web: www.popularautomobiles.co

Popular-Mill-Stores

Popular Mill Stores started operations in 1979 and since then it has been catering to customers as varied as individuals, dealers, institutions, industries and government departments. It deals in a wide range of products such as Industrial Equipments and Consumables, Power tools, Hand tools, Abrasives, Beltings, Cutting tools etc and are Authorised Distributors / Dealers for pioneers in our Industry like ESAB, BOSCH, METABO, CUMI, PLANET POWER, TAPARIA, JK (Raymond’s), FENNER (ECO DRIVE) and MIRKA. Popular Mill Stores has branches in Cochin, Trichur and Calicut.

Partners

Francis K. Paul 
John K. Paul 
Mrs. Susan Francis 
Mrs. Shalet John 

CORE MANAGEMENT TEAM

NAMEDESIGNATIONEXPERIENCE
Gopikrishna K. G.Divisional Manager - PMS18 Years
Sajan P. G.Asst. Manager - Purchase23 Years

CORPORATE ADDRESS

Popular Mill Stores
Corporate Office
Kuttukaran Centre
Mamangalam, Cochin – 682 025
India
Phone : 98460 61061
Fax : 0484 2344602
Email: popularmillstoreskerala@gmail.com
Web: www.popularmillstores.com

K. P. Paul founded the Kuttukaran Group, a compendium of business entities and a name to reckon with in the automobile industry. Entrepreneurship was the hall mark of his businesses. He expired in 2007 after being in business for almost 70 years.

Kuttukaran Family, to which he belonged, and his well wishers have founded K. P. Paul Foundation, a registered Trust, in 2008 to commemorate his entrepreneurial spirit. The main objective of the Trust, is to develop entrepreneurship by providing micro finance.

Initially the Trust is striving to empower women in Thrissur District, Kerala which is the native place of K. P. Paul, by developing entrepreneurship within them by providing adequate financial assistance for the activities they take up, be it cow rearing, goat rearing, bee keeping, tailoring or catering etc. The assistance would normally range from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.50,000/-. The money is not given free, it has to be repaid in monthly installments after the initial payment holiday period. The Trust charges a nominal interest of 5% p.a. also to make them understand that it is not free assistance and they have a stake in it. The scheme has been in place for nearly 5 years and the beneficiaries number 49. Out of 49, 47 have succeeded and there are only 2 failures for reasons beyond their control. The endeavour is in line with what is intended.

The activities of the Trust are carried out by Rajagiri – Casp, an initiative of CMI Fathers and a platform for sponsorship projects. The agency handles the entire spectrum of activities right from indentifying the beneficiaries, training them, guiding them, monitoring their projects, helping them to come out of difficult situations, counselling them and finally making them successful entrepreneurs

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