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 Tiverton & Taunton franchise opportunity is an established and profitable business covering an area from Axbridge, Glastonbury, Taunton, Tiverton, Minehead and Lynton. There are around 170 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 overheads, this is an affordable route into owning your own business in the Somerset and Devon area.
Both Mark Brunning and Rob Whitby, Autosmart franchisees in the neighbouring areas have decided to sell some of their territories to create the Taunton and Tiverton territory.
Rob Whitby tells us:
"There is a very solid customer base in the Taunton area who I have been supplying for the last 15 years. I have come to the very difficult decision to sell some of my territory, due to the fact that since 2005 we have consistently grown year on year and through recession I simply don't have enough hours in the day to supply the demand. My ethos in business is to provide first class, reliable and friendly vehicle cleaning supply to my customer base and I will strive to ensure that the new Autosmart franchisee will share this work ethic. Due to the fact that business is booming for me, I haven't even been able to prospect on the many business parks, automotive companies and farms in the area, so this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is driven, determined and likes to get out and about meeting new people every day".
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:
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 £32,000, 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 Taunton and Tiverton 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.