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Mangalore: Karnataka Agencies – Representing Resolute Power 

Mangalore, Oct 14: Success comes to an enterprise when it is all armed to face the challenges head on. Karnataka Agencies, the automobile dealer based in Mangalore dealing exclusively with vehicles manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, is the right example of resolute power in the automobile Sales & Service industry.

Mr R C Rodrigues

From Humble Journey to Status-enviable

The humble journey of the enterprise began in 1976 on a 200 sqft shop area dealing in automobile spares at Balmatta, Mangalore with Mr.RC Rodrigues at the helm of affairs along with two partners."Opportunity knocked at the door or should we say that we grabbed it when it came our way" says Mr. Rodrigues during our interaction with him. It was the year 1981 when Karnataka Agencies got associated with selling of vehicles manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, he adds. Elaborating further he says, "The arrangement was that of a sub-dealer to the main dealers at Bangalore. So impressive was the sale of Mahindra vehicles in the deep interiors of the then undivided South Kanara, Mahindra’s thought it fit to appoint Karnataka Agencies as their main dealers. It was true reward for hardwork and sincere performance, affirms Rodrigues. 

Gradual Expansion Catering to Market Demand
In keeping with the demands of the market as well as the other business requirements a new showroom at Shanti Kendra, Jeppu was soon opened. A new workshop at nearby Nandigudda was also setup. As more and more new products were being introduced by Mahindra’s and also with growing business, the need for moving into larger premises arose. And thus a 3S (Sales / Service / Spares) facility was opened in 1995 at Kottara Chowki, which to date continues to be the headquarters of the firm. The firm has since established six branches located in the districts of DK, Udupi, Hassan and Chikmaglur   with staff strength of over 250.  


As the confidence of Mahindra’s in the capabilities of Karnataka Agencies and its efficient team grew, more responsibility was handed over to provide service to the customers of Hassan and Chikmagalur districts. Suitable land was acquired in Chikmagalur and a set up with 3S facility was built and dedicated to the people of Chikmagalur district who had to otherwise go to Bangalore or come to Mangalore for purchase as well as service of their vehicles. Simultaneously a sales and service outlet was opened in Hassan. The firm has two other sales and service branches at Puttur of DK district , Udupi and Tarikere of Chikmagalur district.  

Ultra modern workshop at Jeppu

Keeping in mind the growth of business as well as customer expectations, an ultra-modern facility which meets global standards was declared open at Jeppu.

The new facility caters to the needs of the customers in terms of comfort, cleanliness, sophistication and efficiency of service. It is the single largest facility in the state among Mahindra dealers with 25, 000sqft built up area on two floors which accommodates 60 working bays for vehicle service, accident repairs, modern paint shop, vehicle washing and other vehicle care requirements. It is situated at the premises of the famous Jeppu workshop.


Very shortly a new setup will be coming up at a convenient location in the city of Hassan. 

With the customer centric approach no doubt Karnataka Agencies will scale new heights. 

Contact Details

Karnataka Agencies can be contacted on the address below:
Karnataka Agencies
NH - 17, Kottara Chowki
Ashoknagar Post
Mangalore—575 006


Phone: +91 824  2457881/884
Fax:     +91 824  2455042

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saifulla.H.S., GERUKATTE,ABU DHABITuesday, November 08, 2011
wish you all the best whatever your future plans. your concern has been developed with effort. along with your effort also Mr. Rodrigues. Good Luck.
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Mohammad Rizwan, Mangalore/Saudhi ArebiaThursday, September 01, 2011
Workshop looks great.
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Mohammad Rizwan, Saudhi ArebiaWednesday, August 31, 2011
Best wishes to you & your staff. All the best...
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Sanjeet, Mangalore/DubaiTuesday, December 14, 2010
Congratulations Sir.I too started my career from KA after completing my diploma.Makes me proud that I had the opportunity to work for KA.
Best wishes to you & your subordinates&staff.
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Adarsh Kumar, Kotekar/DubaiWednesday, December 09, 2009
I congratulate you most sincerely on this splendid achievement. I was working with Rajkumar (Accounts) in your organization. Those day's are still memorable in my life. Good luck for your future project.
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Christopher Alvares, Banglore/CanadaFriday, October 23, 2009
Hey there Riche Congratulations, great work, the new workshop looks great, its better than any workshop in Canada. Wish you and all at home the wery best for the comming years. I myself am very proud as I was your first Printer keep up the Great work. Good Luck CHRIS
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Prakash Kottara, mangalore/kuwaitFriday, October 23, 2009
congratulation sir.I started my careear in karnataka agenceise.i am very happy now K.A.its going higher & higher it is realy great hard work you & my coleagues.
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VINCENT D'SOUZA, BEJAI, MANGALORETuesday, October 20, 2009
It is nice to read the sucess story of M/s. Karnataka Agencies and its founder Mr. Rodrigues. I had started my career with M/s. Karnataka Agencies in the year 1977 at Balmatta, Mangalore. Wish you all the very best in the times to come.
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George Pais, Urwa,MangaloreTuesday, October 20, 2009
Congratulations to you and to your fly on your achievement,and also wish many more fruitful years ahead.
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Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore - U.S.A.Monday, October 19, 2009
I have seen Richie climbing up the ladder of advancement. It has been a SUCCESS STORY all along ever since he ventured on taking over distribution of products manufactured by Mahindra and Mahindra. Generally a quiet man with an infectious smile, Richie has that kind of business acumen to set his goals ahead and achieve the same. Kudos to you Richie. May you continue to pursue the path to progress. I join scores of people in wishing you well. Joe Gonsalves
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Pramodh Pinto, Mangalore/DXBSaturday, October 17, 2009
Congratulations sir, I had great opportunity to see the in and out of this firm and great things Mr. Richie was doing. I was involved with this firm as Auditor from M/S K.B Nambiar. All the best for all your future projects Mr. Rodrigues.
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Ganapathi.Pai, MangaloreSaturday, October 17, 2009
Congratulations Mr Rodrigues. Its a great acheivment one should be proud of. Your set up is something highly aprreciable. Well done. Keep it Up. Wish you all the success for your future plans too.
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Lavina Pereira, Mangalore, DubaiFriday, October 16, 2009
Congratulations Sir. I started my career in Karnataka Agencies around 15 years ago. My best wishes to you and your family.
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Gerard Colaco, MangaoreFriday, October 16, 2009
Building a business from scratch and then running, nurturing and growing it successfully for decades is a rare achievement. May you capitalise in the years to come, on the dedicated work you have put in.
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Arthur/Silvia Concessao, Shivbagh/MangaloreFriday, October 16, 2009
Congratulations Richy. We are very glad to read about your achievements in Daijiworld. We wish you more success and happiness in future. May the Good Lord bless you and your family abundantly. Arthur and Silvia
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Rolson, ShirvaThursday, October 15, 2009
You are a true inspiration sir!
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Fr. Leslie Shenoy, USA/MangaloreThursday, October 15, 2009
Congratulations, you have worked hard to achieve all this and you deserve all PRAISE. May God bless you and your wife Wilma, may your wonderful sons continue your good work and wish you all the best, God's blesssings.
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shek/ahalya/katelyn, mangalore/chicagoThursday, October 15, 2009
Congratulations uncle Richie!!We were so happy to read this article.All the very best...
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Noel Aranha, Mangalore/FL USAThursday, October 15, 2009
Hi Richie, Cogratulations on your achievments. Jyothi and I wish you all the best. Noel
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Abdul Rauf , Mangalore/DubaiThursday, October 15, 2009
Congratulation Mr.Rodrigues well done sir,as I was your ex sales staff I learnt a lot from you which I am proud of,my best wishes are always there
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molly, surathkalThursday, October 15, 2009
congratulationsto Mr.Rodrigues on his determination and commitment. he is very simple and a loving person. may god bless him and his family and everyone involved. dont leave ur -thrice a week Mr. Rodrigues.
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Pankaj Gupta, Abu DhabiThursday, October 15, 2009
All the very best...
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Aubrey D'Souza, Mangalore/DubaiThursday, October 15, 2009
Dear Richy The pics are good, the writeup is even better. You desrve everything that is said. Also you gave me a good deal on my Bolero/Xylo thanks May you prosper but do not forget to enjoy life at the same time
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Ganesh Udupa, BajpeWednesday, October 14, 2009
A very impressive achievements Mr.RC Rodrigues May God Bless rodigues and his family and all staff of karnataka agencies I am extremely happy to see the article and acheivement of Mr.RC Rodrigues I am really impressed with him who can be a role model to the upcoming youngsters.
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Noel Pereira, Mangalore/Toronto CanadaWednesday, October 14, 2009
I am proud to see a fellow Mangalorean(catholic) -person of integrity, hardwork succeed in business so well.Congrats!
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uttam Menezes, Bendur/SharjahWednesday, October 14, 2009
Uncle richie,Congratulations and All the best. May the good lord bless you abundantly. I am very proud of you. May you have many more achievements.
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Poornachand Pratap,Vice President Finance- Middle East, HE LTD Dallas,Texas,USA. , Kadri,Mangalore/Dubai,UAEWednesday, October 14, 2009
Awesome! No words to commend Mr.Rodrigues. A man of high integrity and simple leaving. I am proud that I was his part time accountant, during my student days in his 200Sqft shop at Balmatta. I was doubly sure that his perseverance and dedication will take him to this glory and much more. Hope he becomes a manufacturer of vehicles in the near future. Congrats!
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Francis R. D'Souza, Ruzai,MangaloreWednesday, October 14, 2009
Thank you Daijidubai for an artical on Karnataka Agencies.I was infact wondering when you would recognize Mr. Rodrigues' achievements in your prestegious column. We were classmates from 1st std until graduation in M'lore.Mr. Rodrigues' rise to his present position though awe inspiring, is derservedly merited, for the hardwork and sheer determination to succeed. Well done Richie,(as we know you) keep going, congradulations. Francis (Penchu) Kuwait.
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Dr.Anand T Pereira, Sakleshpur/KadriWednesday, October 14, 2009
Over the years We have purchased quite a few vehicles from Karnataka agencies, Mangalore and Hassan. we are happy to say that Mr.C. Rodrigues has NOT ONLY DELIVERED THE VEHICLES ON TIME, BUT has alos given us very good service back up.More importantly, problems are tackled in a consumer friendly manner and the staff are courteous and greet you with respect . We are happy to have such a professional set up in mangalore.
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Ravish Kumar P, MangaloreWednesday, October 14, 2009
Mr.Rodrigues has taken the Karnataka Agencies to great height. Begining in Valencia, now he has extended his branches & reputation. I have seen many of his clients in Coorg & Chickmaglur appreciating the service in Karnataka Agencies. He is good leader & good enterprenuer I wish him Good Luck !
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Lavina Rodrigues, JeppuWednesday, October 14, 2009
Mr.Rodrigues, Congratulations ,Well done Sir,proud of you and your achievements.My best wishes to you and your subordinates & all the staff.
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Ivan Fernandes, Mangalore / DubaiWednesday, October 14, 2009
Congratulations to Mr. Rodrigues on his committment to build state of the art facilities for serving his customers in Mangalore and Chickmagalur. Really shows what can be achieved through sheer commitment and determination. Keep up your good work. We are proud of you and your achievements.
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Walter Vincent Dsouza, Moodbidri/Doha,QatarWednesday, October 14, 2009
Congratulations to Mr Rodrigues and Karnataka Agencies on having such a state of art facilities for car sales & services. Seeing the ultra modern workshops was really very pleasing. I havent seen such a workshop so far among the many car dealers. I am sure there will better facilities as days go by. My best wishes to everyone involved.
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