How long does the application process take?
The average length of time between application and opening your business is 12-16 weeks. The timeline however is influenced by a variety of factors such as whether you require a new MSU to be built, renovations to Centre site, hiring of staff and so forth.
What’s the difference between a Mobile Only and Service and Supply Centre?
A Mobile Only Service a fully equipped mobile service vehicle operating from a residential home base. This operation typically has a single owner/operator. A Service and Supply Centre on the other hand has a trade counter, a workshop, a warehouse, an office with a multiple vehicles and employs a team of staff members. Our Franchise Operations Team will be able to guide you as to which option is most appropriate for your territory and financial resources.
How much does a Franchise Cost?
The estimated total investment to start a Pirtek Franchise can range from $300,000-$600,000 for a Service and Supply Centre and up to $150,000 for a Mobile Service Only, depending on vehicle utilised. Please note there will be additional ongoing costs incurred while running your business.
What are the ongoing Franchise Fees?
Pirtek’s Franchise Fee is currently set at 1.5% monthly turnover, with a maximum of 2.5%. In addition, 2% monthly turnover is paid to the National Advertising and Marketing Fund, of which 25% is available to the Franchise for Local Area marketing.
Do I have to have a formal trade qualification to be eligible?
No, we acknowledge that some people have years of relevant skills and experience which would make them an excellent candidate without a formal qualification.
What if I do not have experience in running a business?
Joining the Pirtek network will give you access to Pirtek’s extensive range of work practices and procedures as well as a dedicated team who will support you in running your business.
I have my own bank, do I have to use one of Pirtek’s lending partners?
No, you can source funding through a provider of your choice.
Where can I open a Pirtek Franchise?
Our Franchise Operations Team will be able to discuss with you potential territory options.
Do I have to work in the business full time?
We have found that our most successful businesses are owner operated and we strongly encourage all Franchisees to play an active role in their business on a full time basis.
I want to buy an existing Franchise that is for Sale. Do I still need to go through the application process or can I deal directly with the Vendor?
In the first instance you will speak to the Franchisee who is selling the Franchise and conduct your own due diligence on the business. If you wish to proceed with the Sale, you will have to complete the application process to be granted final approval by the Franchisor.
What is a Prior Disclosure Document?
The disclosure document provides a franchisee candidate key information about the Pirtek franchise system and a copy of the Franchise Agreement which they will be entering into. This document will assist you in conducting your due diligence and to make an informed decision when purchasing a Pirtek Franchise.
What is a Franchise Agreement?
The Franchise Agreement is the contract between the Franchisor and a Franchisee. It sets out each party’s rights and responsibilities in relation to the franchised business, as well as each other.