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.
The Autosmart Heads of the Valley franchise is an established business covering the Cwmbran, Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Ebbw Vale, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil area with around 160 regular repeat customers, who have been buying Autosmart products for between 5 and 20 years. With no expensive premises, this is an affordable route into owning your own business in the South Wales area. With over 120 franchisees in the UK, Autosmart has a track record of helping business owners run sustainable, profitable and recession-proof businesses.
Geraint Thomas had worked as a salesman, selling vehicle-cleaning products for 14 years. He always wondered whether the grass was greener elsewhere. When he saw the Autosmart franchise advertised, he realised that it was the perfect opportunity to be his own boss, to get out and about with work, meet new people and earn more money. Geraint’s hard work and determination to succeed has meant that he’s nearly trebled his sales and his income since starting in October 2005. “Autosmart products are top quality”, said Geraint. “All sorts of businesses use them – garages, car washes and car leasing companies to name a few”. “I’ve now decided after 25 years of selling cleaning chemicals that I would like a change of direction and so I am putting my business up for sale. Although it has been rewarding, it has also been hard work and quite physical at times and so I am going to look to take things a little easier“.
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 Bibby, Mercedes, Motorclean & Dignity Funeral Hire are all located in the Worcester 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 £30,000, 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 Worcester 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.