2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#94 Ranked #107 last year
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Initial investment
$211K - $610K
Units as of 2023
647 Increase 23.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

PIRTEK began in Australia in 1980, and expanded to the U.S. in 1996. The company also has hose service and supply centers in 23 countries around the world. Franchisees sell and service hydraulic hoses and related parts and equipment both in their service centers an on-site.

About PIRTEK

Industry Services (Other)
Related Categories Miscellaneous Services, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses
Founded 1980
Parent Company PIRTEK USA
Leadership Kim Gubera, CEO
Corporate Address 300 Gus Hipp Blvd.
Rockledge, FL 32955
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube
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About Pirtek USA

Pirtek Vehicle dockside with a ship.

PIRTEK is a unique B2B franchise and one of the few industrial franchises available. Where there’s industry, there’s demand for hydraulic and industrial hose replacement. Countless pieces of equipment operate via hydraulics or pneumatics, requiring regular hose replacement. PIRTEK franchise owners reap the benefits of that ongoing need, building successful businesses and creating the lifestyle they’ve dreamed of. With over 40 years of franchising experience, PIRTEK service based franchises reduce equipment downtime, keeping machines and businesses operating.

Pirtek vehicle at a construction site

The business boasts 400+ Service & Supply Centers and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries. A PIRTEK franchise can capitalize on opportunities wherever industrial equipment is used - virtually everywhere.

Start Up Costs & Fees

  • Franchise Fee - $ 20,000 to $50,000
  • Royalty – 4%
  • Marketing Fee – 1.5%

Top 5 Industries that Benefit from PIRTEK’s Services:

  • Construction
  • Equipment Rental
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Waste & Recycling
Pirtek service associate working with a customer.

Ideal Candidate

Are you looking to leverage your business acumen, managerial skills, or mechanical aptitude? Successful PIRTEK franchisees don’t need a background in mechanics. Our hydraulic hose replacement business opportunity is likely a good fit for anyone who is dedicated to going into business for themselves and is prepared to put in the work. It is well matched to entrepreneurs who understand the value of building relationships.

Training And Support

With the PIRTEK system, you have over 40 years of experience and expertise on your side. You are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Whether it's assisting you in finding a suitable location, or local marketing, the PIRTEK strategic system supports you every step of the way. As a PIRTEK franchisee, you will receive:

Operations: PIRTEK startup is quick and fully supported by the corporate team. We help you with site selection, build‐out, equipment, inventory, vehicle acquisition, outfitting, certified training and proprietary computer software.

Training: We provide industry‐leading training for the franchise owner and staff from our corporate headquarters as well as virtually. The sessions cover sales, marketing, accounting, administration, IT and technical training. You can obtain certifications recognized by the International Fluid Power Society.

Sales: We undertake targeted business development activities through our growing national account programs. Franchises are also consistently supported by Business Development Managers who provide onsite support.

Marketing: The PIRTEK corporate team helps with your marketing and advertising needs so you can focus on building the business. PIRTEK provides options for marketing materials, promotional products and sales programs to support growth. Our years in the market enable us to build partnerships and marketing programs with world‐class organizations such as Team Penske.

Administration: For Tier 2 franchises, accounting support is automatically provided for the first year of business and can be extended for a total of three years. Support includes financial budgeting, and assistance managing account payables and receivables.

Pirtek technician working on equipment.

Testimonials

“I appreciate the national branding and name recognition; the franchise structure has strong systems and an exceptional product. It also give you as an franchisee, access to high quality products and materials. Another great perk is the buying power of the corporate structure, being backed by the team at PIRTEK USA you have the ability to source and find those products that our competitors might not be able to. Lastly, it is a big benefit to have the corporate sales and marketing support, to help you focus on running your business, while they handle all of the pinpointed specialty aspects of promoting the brand.” PIRTEK franchise owner – Utah

“The network of franchisees is very supportive of each other. Questions get answered, and inventory gets shared. More recently, the support coming from PIRTEK USA has expanded and been very engaged. The PIRTEK USA sales team has directly influenced our sales growth and is appreciated. Finally, the annual meeting facilitates getting back together with other members of the network to catch up and share ideas, successes, and challenges.” PIRTEK franchise owner – Ohio

“A proven business model, a service that is in high demand, a franchisor who is committed to investing heavily in the PIRTEK brand, and a network of other franchisees at different stages of development that is always ready to offer advice and support…this is a strong business model that will remain strong. It takes time, but if you look after your people and your customers, and if you execute well, you will be successful.” PIRTEK franchise owner – Georgia


PIRTEK is a Leader Among Recession-Resistant Franchises

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1986 (38 years)
# of employees at HQ 64
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Canada

# of Units 647 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a PIRTEK franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$211,400 - $610,300
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$250,000 - $750,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$100,000 - $500,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$15,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
4%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1.5%-3%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing PIRTEK has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 80 hours
Classroom Training 39-47 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 3-7
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes

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Updated: December 12th, 2022