The concept of an office on-the-move or Awfis was introduced in July 2015. It is based on a 28-foot Force Traveller which is powered by two diesel engine options, a 2,596 cc BSIII compliant motor and a 2,149 cc unit which is available in BSIII and BSIV. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Awfis Traveller has a custom-made interior, however, exteriors haven't been changed. Interior changes include a completely reworked seating arrangement in a workspace format. Up to eight people can sit in it comfortably.
The entry into the mobile office was slightly cramped as the entry door remained unchanged. That said, inside the cabin of the Awfis Traveller, there are many facilities and space for eight people. These include a television, a conference area, a pantry, a washroom and all other necessary office amenties.
The idea behind the vehicle was to create a productive time of an employee where, if he wasn't travelling by the said vehicle, would be driving his own car and leading to unproductive hours of the day. One example quoted by Amit Ramani, Founder & CEO of Awfis were the use of the vehicle for a high court arbitration where all relevant members were taken to a Judge's house and the arbitration was done with time to spare.
There is no upfront fees or security deposit to occupy a working space in Awfis. Along with the mobile office, the company also has its static centres in various locations of Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Interested people need to become members through the Awfis mobile application.
A prospective client can book the Awfis Force Traveller vehicle for a minimum of four hours which would cost Rs 4,000. The company is also working on a four seater Toyota Innova (excluding the driver and helper) which would have all the facilities of the Force Traveller, apart from the washroom. People can book the vehicle for four hours or more and travel interstate if needed. For larger corporates who would want to opt for a larger vehicle, Awfis will eventually work on a Volvo Bus.
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