Pirtek USA

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Hose service and supply center/mobile services

Number of Locations: 445

Total Investment: $332K - $581K

Founded: 1980

Began Franchising: 1987

About Pirtek USA

Pirtek began in Australia in 1980, and expanded to the U.S. in 1996. The company also has hose service and supply centers in over 15 other countries around the world. Franchisees sell and service hydraulic hoses and related parts and equipment both in their service centers an on-site.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 45 1 396 3
2013 45 1 378 3
2012 39 1 343 2
2011 38 1 332 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $332,000 - $581,000
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $125,000
30% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: As needed. Training for mobile sales & service techns, administrative assistant : 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #422 (2015), #456 (2014), #260 (2013), #387 (2012), #389 (2011),
America's Top Global: #36 (2014), #64 (2013),

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