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 Watford & Hemel Hempstead franchise opportunity is an established and profitable business covering an area from Watford, along the M1 corridor to Hemel Hempstead and across to Berkhamsted. There are around 110 regular repeat customers from road haulage services and car dealerships to food processing plants and manufacturing 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 Hertfordshire area.
“I’ve been with Autosmart for 12 years and have operated 2 franchise businesses with the company. I started off as the Autosmart franchisee for Sutton Coldfield and then in 2012 I moved to Watford and have been successful in doubling the turnover in this area and developing some great customer relations.
"I’ve loved the life as an owner-operator and being out and about in my shop-on-wheels, however, after 12 years I feel that it’s the right time for me to move on and so I plan to utilise my business skills in another field".
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:
As well as supplying customers such as those above, Autosmart’s national accounts such as APlant, BT Fleet, GAP Plant, Northgate Vehicle Hire, Entreprise Rent A Car, Motorclean, Secure Valeting & Assured Valeting are all located in the Watford area and are regular repeat customers.
Restocking existing customers will take up around two-thirds 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 £28,500, 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 Watford franchise is already well established 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.