Our van franchise concept takes the shop directly to the local customer, selling our range of over 200 market leading vehicle cleaning products to the trade.
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 Andover & Basingstoke franchise opportunity is an established and profitable business covering an area from Basingstoke, Andover, North Salisbury all the way South to the Southampton dock area. There are around 125 regular repeat customers from road haulage services, car dealerships and recycling businesses, 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 Hampshire area.
"I was a mechanical supervisor before I joined Autosmart, and so a sales franchise was quite a change of direction. I craved some independence and really liked the idea of being out and about every day, meeting lots of different people.
“I’ve doubled the turnover in the time that I have been an Autosmart franchisee and I’ve loved the life. I’m now looking forward to an early retirement, so that I can pursue some of my hobbies. I will of course continue to provide my customers with first class customer service and will look forward to introducing my customers to the new Basingstoke franchisee.”
Typical customers already buying Autosmart products in this area include:
As well as supplying customers such as those above, Autosmart’s national accounts such as Motorclean, Spotless Valeting, Dignity Funeral & BT Fleet re all located in the Ashford area and are regular repeat customers.
Restocking existing customers will take up around half of your time each month, giving you lots of time to focus on growing your turnover even further. With over 200 products at your disposal you will be able to meet the cleaning requirements of every company in your territory.
Your contribution to the funding of this very well established and profitable business is £29,500, 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 Basingstoke/Andover franchise is already profitable so with your hard work and commitment you should expect to repay your investment quickly and make a great living.
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.
Fill out the contact form below for more information, or call us on 01543 482 926.