BRIEF HISTORY OF PROVINCIAL GROUP, NAGPUR.
Provincial Automobiles is the proud custodian of the 91 years legacy of trust and quality customer service. Provincial Auto is the fifth oldest car dealership in India. Established in the 1930s, before India’s Independence. Provincial Automobiles yet still strives to excel itself along with its stakeholders. The first milestone of Provincial Automobiles began when the founder of this legacy, Shri Purushottam.B.Kale, an Electrical & Mechanical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, started his journey in the automobile industry by being the only Dealer for Ford Motor Company and Fordson Tractors for 32 districts of Central Provinces & Berar. In 1952, after the discontinuation of Imports of Motor Vehicles by the Government of India, Provincial Auto continued to efficiently maintain the service facility to its customer base. Its workshop was considered to be one of the best facilities in Central India.
In 1954, Provincial Automobiles were appointed as Dealers of Mahindra and Mahindra limited, for all its range of vehicles and later its tractors range as well in 1978. In the last 91 years and still running, Provincial Automobile has successfully continued to be a prominent family-run business with the 4th generation of Shri P.B.Kale expanding and evolving this legacy.
Even today Provincial Automobiles continues to be amongst the leading dealers of Mahindra and Mahindra for their wide range of products in the Personal Segment, Small Commercial Vehicles, Farm Equipments, Construction equipment, and Certified Used cars with a Database of Automobile Customers of 50,000+ with 45% of the customers in Semi-Urban and Rural Areas.
In 2004, Provincial auto was awarded the franchise of Mahindra First Choice which is in the business of certified used cars. A majority of the customers are mostly first-time car buyers, who seek advice from our experienced personnel on Finance and Insurance for the cars purchased from us. A separate division of Finance and Insurance provides smooth and efficient coordination alongside the Used Cars Business.
In 2011, The Provincial Group introduced Provincial trucking to represent Daimler India Commercial Vehicle as their Exclusive Dealers for their entire range of Bharat Benz Trucks and Buses in the regions of Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Khandesh. With showrooms, workshops, and service centers and having loyal customer bases in Nagpur and across major cities of Vidarbha, Marathwada, and the region of Khandesh, Provincial Group still maintains the generations of Trust and Quality Customer Services in Central India. Even today the Provincial group still operates on the founder’s key beliefs and values of Customer Satisfaction, Honesty, Trust, and Care.
Provincial as a whole unit has more than 800+ team members working within the group, along with a loyal team member base, some of whom are working for more than 3 decades within the Provincial family. We also have 23 operational locations through which 800+ team members operate in and around the entire urban and rural space of Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Khandesh
In 2016, Provincial Group was appointed as Dealers of Nissan/Datsun for the entire Vidarbha region. In 2016, The Provincial Group also introduced Provincial Insurance Broking Pvt. Ltd, which has to date generated 72579 policies and is still counting. Provincial Insurance Broking Pvt Ltd, has its offices in Nagpur, Bhopal, and Pune and provides customer services in the cities of Indore, Goa, Sangli, Latur, Nanded, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Nagpur, Bhopal, and Pune.