The Pirtek franchise operation began in Sydney, Australia in 1980 and is now Australia's leading provider of on-site hose replacement. The total franchise network, of 88 Hose Centres and over 240 vehicles has sales in excess of 100 million AUS dollars per annum.
Pirtek started operations in the UK in 1988 and now dominates the UK Market with over 90 Franchise Centres around the UK and Ireland. This year's net sales will exceed £65 million, making Pirtek by far the largest operator in this market.
The entire hose market is estimated to be worth £600 million and there is ample opportunity for growth in the next decade and beyond. Pirtek operates as a franchise system where the franchisee acquires the rights to establish, own and operate a Pirtek business in their region. They are then provided with the support in the form of sales, marketing, IT, training, technical and financial back-up. This ensures that the business continues to develop this proven system.