Established Business for Sale in Colchester

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We are the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle cleaning products to the trade. Our customer base is large and varied. For example, thousands of car dealers, hauliers, valeters, mechanics, taxi firms, bus companies and plant companies all use our products every day.  Autosmart have been franchising for 40 years, have over 120 franchisees in the UK and have a track record of helping business owners run sustainable, profitable and recession-proof businesses.

The Colchester Autosmart franchise opportunity is an established and profitable business covering an area around the Colchester postcodes, including Clacton, Manningtree, Halstead, Mersea, Kelvedon, Harwich, Coggeshall and Sible Hedingham.  The established customer base, who buy every month include plant hire companies, construction companies, car bodyshops, garages, car dealerships, coach companies and food processing companies, who have been buying Autosmart products for between 5 and 20 years.

With no expensive premises and relatively low overhead, this is an affordable route into owning your own business in the Essex area.


Current Colchester Franchisee Steve Pinion Says...

“It fills me with immense pride when new customers tell me that they are total converts to the Autosmart range of products and will become customers for life. I have become very good friends with lots of my customers and will definitely keep in touch. I’ve made lots of progress on the Colchester area since becoming the franchisee nearly 4 years ago, more than doubling the local customer base. However, my disability of only being able to use one arm and the physical demands of the job over the years has put my good arm under a lot of strain. On medical advice and to save it from becoming permanently damaged, I have decided I must move onto a less physical job. I really will miss being an Autosmart Franchisee, but whoever takes this on, has a great starting point with fantastic customers and huge growth potential ”.

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Exciting Growth Potential

With an exclusive territory you will be the only supplier of Autosmart products to customers in this area and there is substantial potential to grow the business further. Every business has something to clean, so current and potential customers include almost any business you can think of.

Typical customers already buying Autosmart products in this area include:

  • Plant hire companies
  • Funeral parlours
  • Haulage
  • Vehicle hire companies
  • Bus and coach companies
  • Van hire
  • Car dealerships
  • Garages
  • Engineering companies
  • Food companies

As well as supplying customers such as those above, Autosmart’s national accounts such as Entreprise Rent a Car, Kier Highways, BT Fleet and contract valeters for Mercedes, BMW, Audi, VW, Ford and Honda are all located in this exclusive territory and are regular repeat customers.


What is the Investment?

Your contribution to the funding of this very well established and profitable business is £30,500, however, there are different routes into the business depending on what capital you have available. We will then assist you in raising a business over-draft facility with your preferred choice of bank.

The Colchester franchise is already established so with your hard work and commitment you should expect to repay your investment quickly and make a great living.

What Next?

Starting your own business is very exciting and a little daunting too! You need to be certain that this is the perfect business for you.

At your 1:1 discovery day, you will meet the Autosmart team and find out more about this opportunity. We will talk through the business plan in detail and answer all of your questions.

We will provide you with contact details for existing franchisees and arrange for you to spend time out in the business to be certain this is the right investment for you.

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