Devindran Ramanathan, MD ACS Asia Pacific, Fmr Malaysia Cricketer
Devindran qualified in Automotive Engineering and Motor Vehicle Management studies in the UK in the 80’s. During his studies, he excelled academically and achieved numerous awards including the UK’s Institute of Motor Industry Trophy and Principal’s award for his performance in College.
ACS Asia Pac is a training and coaching company which provides coaching, training and consulting services to clients and helps them grow their automotive business. It has a great team of members equipped with knowledge and expertise who take care of their clients’ needs and guide them with project management, after sales, and so on.
TBCY features today the founder and MD of ACS Asia Pac, Devindran Ramanathan, who has worked in the automotive industry for more than 21 years who has also had an amazing career in cricket. Join to listen to this interactive and fun conversation.
About Devindran Ramanathan
Devindran is the founder and managing Director of ACS Asia Pacific, he has represented malaysia in Cricket. He is also honorary Vice President of the Malaysian Cricket Association.
His work in the Automotive Industry and his Company ACS Asia Pac
Devindran has been working in the automotive industry for more than 21 years and has served companies like BMW, Porsche, Ford. He went on to become the head of the aftersales group in Malaysia. In 2011, he set up his own company. He says “I wanted to do something I could grow and continue to do and have time on my side”
He had worked for many years in the industry and had the knowledge which young people were in need of. And his consulting company ACS Asia Pac has expanded across many South Asian countries.
“We do consulting, coaching, training in the area very much on aftersales, helping dealerships, helping manufacturers perform better, improve customer satisfaction and the ownership experience.”
Why is the service of luxury cars so expensive?
The quality of the components, the comfort and the pride of owning the car are the reasons according to Devindran behind the high cost these cars come with. Plus, these brands do a good job winning people’s hearts. People are willing to pay the price to get the driving experience these cars provide.
The impact of Evs taking over the current service cars
Devindran agrees that the world is being digitized and technology is advancing. Companies like Tesla are manufacturing electric vehicles which are really quick at fixing any issues with the car. He says that there’s time for the scenario to change but he is also concerned about how it is going to impact the automotive industry.
About his Experience and his Career in Cricket
Devindran Ramanathan shares his journey about how he got into cricket, and his experiences. He played his first game when he was 21 and he says that he always enjoyed the game. He talks about the challenges to popularise the game in Malaysia and the changes or improvements that have taken place over the years.
Devindran talks about the many great friendships he has made as part of this journey. He recalls inviting people as guests for presenting talks etc including Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, and the wonderful experience both the parties had. “I think Malaysia has become a spot that many of the cricketers enjoy coming to. And we don’t miss out on those opportunities” He believes having people come for fundraising events or interviews helps keep the game going.
And the conversation today has more such stories about his work and career. So, tune in to listen to the episode.