Welcome to our website. We are glad to have you here. Kodai Cars (P) Ltd., the authorized Sales and Service Partner for Mahindra Personal Vehicles, is a unit of the S.G.J. Group of companies, Tirunelveli.

The SGJ Group of Companies deals in a spectacular range of leading automobile and automotive brands that range from two-wheelers to earth movers. A few of the brands sold and serviced by the group include Mahindra (Personal Vehicles; Heavy, Light and Small Commercial Vehicles) TAFE (Spares &Lubricants), CASE Earth Movers, Compactors and Pavers, Kubota Mini Excavators, Honda Two Wheelers, Massey Ferguson Tractors, Cooper Generators, Fabindia Clothing and Accessories Retail and Veedol lubricants.

The group is in the Automotive business for more the 45 Years. From motorcycles to cars to trucks to farm equipment to alternative power generation, food products, consumer goods and holidays... we bring you the best brands to your home and business.

Group SGJ – The Milestones
  • Started by our Late Founder Shri. S. G. Jayaraj Nadar in the early 20th Century.
  • He started as a General Merchant in Kodaikanal, a popular Hill Station in Tamil Nadu.
  • He had a Taxi Service in 1924, that grew into a Transport Business with the intervention of the Britishers.
  • From there he grew his business into a multi-industry business house with the flagship business being the transport industry.
  • He ventured into automotive Sales and Service business in the early 1950’s.
  • The group was awarded the dealership of Hillman and Commer Vans & Buses.
  • He also started a chain of Burma Shell Petrol Pumps.
  • The dealerships of Hindustan Motors and Indian Oil Petroleum in Tirunelveli came down to Late Shri. G. J. Rathinasamy, the third son of Shri. S. G. JayarajNadar, in 1971.
  • He added on TAFE Tractors (Massey Ferguson) dealership in 1972 which continues till date.
  • Shri. R. JayakumarJayaraj, the elder son of Late Shri. G. J. Rathinasamy, joined the family business in the mid 1970’s and is now steering the group.
  • The group took up the dealership for Mahindra and Mahindra in 1986 and has been adding new businesses ever since.
  • Kavita Rebecca, Ranjit Zachariah and Ajit Christopher, the daughter and sons of Shri. R. Jayakumar Jayaraj are assisting their father in the business.

With almost 90 years of experience in business and over 45 years of experience in the automotive field, the Group with an employee strength of 550 people working, has bagged numerous Awards for its sales and customer service performances.




Group Infrastructure
  • Around 20,000 Sq. Ft. of Showroom Space
  • Around 200 Service Bays
  • 15 Locations
  • Over 500 Employees


Our Group Companies
  • S.G.JayarajNadar& Son
  • Tractors & Farm Equipment Limited | Sales, Service & Spares
  • Tide Water Oil India Limited | Veedol Lubricants | Distribution
  • Cooper Corporation (P) Limited | Cooper Generators | Sales, Service & Spares
  • Fab India | Apparels & Furnishing Retail
  • J.R. Enterprises
  • Indian Oil Corporation | Petroleum & Servo Lubricants
  • Kodai Automobiles Limited
  • Mahindra Trucks & Buses Division | HCV & LCV | Sales, Service & Spares
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Limited | Small Commercial Vehicles | Sales, Service & Spares
  • S.G.J. Auto Care [P] Limited
  • Tide Water Oil India Limited | C&F Operations
  • • Kubota | Mini Excavators
  • Automobile Service • Wheel Alignment Centre
  • S.G.J. Bikes [P] Limited
  • Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (P) Limited | Sales, Service & Spares
  • Kodai Cars [P] Limited
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Limited | Utility / Sports Utility Vehicles and Cars | Sales, Service & Spares
  • S.G.J. Farm Equipment [P] Limited
  • CASE New Holland Construction Equipment (India) Private limited | Sales, Service & Spares
  • Tractors & Farm Equipment Limited | TAFE Harvesters | Sales, Service & Spares
  • S.G.J. Distributors [P] Limited
  • Tractors & Farm Equipment Limited | Key Parts Distribution