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Autoglym Franchise

Autoglym franchise has been a leading manufacturer of valeting products for over 50 years and one of the best-known brands in the car after-care market.

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At a Glance

Established: 1965

Average start up cost: £80,000

Min personal contribution: £80,000

Development type: single unit franchises

Franchise Membership: bfa Established

Franchise Info

Autoglym van and products

Being a part of the Autoglym family as a franchisee will bring you an unlimited opportunity of reward. Alongside the support from Autoglym your earnings potential is dependent upon your commitment. With the correct focus, drive, ambition and hunger to succeed, your income potential is truly uncapped.

Autoglym car care products are proudly designed, developed and manufactured in Letchworth ‘the World’s first garden city’. From here our products are filled, packed and used by car enthusiasts, vehicle manufacturers, transport operators and trade businesses who demand the perfect finish on their vehicles. Over 50 years of continuous growth have led to 99% brand awareness and 73% of professionals in the car care industry have used an Autoglym product in the past two years.

Our customers are Valeters, detailers, fleet and haulage companies, car showrooms, coach operators, vehicle hire companies, plant hire companies, funeral directors, in essence anyone with a vehicle. You will further benefit from our partnerships with national accounts including contract vehicle cleaning companies.

The Autoglym franchise opportunity

Autoglym Professional is Autoglym’s premium vehicle care range for the professional valeting and detailing market. Our products have been specially engineered to meet the varying needs and demands of our trade customers.

Throughout the UK and Ireland our extensive network of franchise businesses distribute Autoglym Professional products from their own van based mobile showrooms providing excellent service levels and technical expertise to trade clients the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Each franchisee purchases an exclusive geographical territory and develops their business and customer base within this region.

As with any franchise purchase there is an initial capital investment to get the business established. This investment includes your goodwill payment for your business as well as any other operational set up costs – with a minimum start-up cost of £80,000. This investment can vary depending upon the number of sales areas, area size and current business levels within the area.

Autoglym franchisee meeting with customer

Training and support

As an Autoglym franchisee you will receive full support and training from the Autoglym franchise team.

  • Marketing support from the UK’s favourite car care brand
  • Sales and targeting support
  • In-field product training and customer support from our expert technical team
  • Commercial advice on running and building a sustainable, profitable business
  • Business plan development
  • A 5 year financial roadmap to success

These assurances will also be integral if seeking finance to part fund the business. In today’s market usually a minimum of 30% self-funding is required to secure a loan on working capital.

Available territories and locations

Opportunities are currently available in:

  • Scotland to include all Scottish Post-coded Areas
  • Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs Region to include Post-coded areas CB, NR, PE

Check out the video below to hear directly from the Head of UK Sales! Nigel talks about his role as Head of UK Sales at Autoglym and what to expect when you become part of the Autoglym family as an Autoglym Franchisee.

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Success Stories

Success Story
From employee to franchisee

Based in Cornwall, Simon White & Co, covers both Cornwall and Plymouth. Simon was an employee of Autoglym until 1988 when he made the leap to Sales Specialist and decided to take on his own franchise. He has one mobile showroom, two people in the business and works alongside his wife.

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Experienced business owners with a passion for all things automotive

GBR Autocare was founded by Autoglym Sales Specialists Sam Wray and Rick Gerard, two experienced business owners with a passion for all things automotive and every Autoglym product. Having both used Autoglym separately for over 25 years in both a personal and professional capacity, the opportunity to combine forces and become part of the Autoglym Franchise family arose and it was not to be missed.

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Motor enthusiast has been part of Autoglym for 24 years

 Based in Marlborough, Wiltshire, Philip Marsh & Co cover Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and East Dorset. A proud Marlburian born and bred, Sales Specialist Philip and his right hand man Phil Kearley, head out in their mobile showrooms each day to serve the good people of their district.

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Success Story
Dedicated support helped Paul Mitchell build a multi-van operation

Autoglym Sales Specialist Paul Mitchell heads up the team at Premium Autocare. Covering a large area, it will come as no surprise that Paul operates a number of vans with support behind the scenes too. The franchise was not always this large though, and it was through hard work and determination that Paul and the team are where they are today.

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Success Story
Member of the Autoglym family since 1999

Based in Devon, Ian Stainton & Co cover East Devon, parts of Somerset and Dorset. Autoglym Sales Specialist Ian has been a member of the Autoglym family since 1999 and like several other franchisees was first introduced to the brand working in a previous business.

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Trusted brand name led Branson Poyner to Autoglym

Autoglym Sales Specialist Branson Poyner already had experience working with Autoglym at BMW and Volvo before he decided to establish his own Autoglym franchise in the West Midlands over 20 years ago.

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Autoglym Franchisee GBR Autocare Expansion

GBR Autocare, a franchisee of Autoglym, is celebrating a significant milestone in its growth journey as it expands its territory from the Midlands into new areas along the South Coast. This expansion comes following the retirement of the previous franchisee in the region, presenting a golden opportunity for GBR Autocare to broaden its footprint and better serve customers in the automotive industry.

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Autoglym wins their 6th Car Dealer Power award for Cleaning Product of the Year

The Car Dealer Power Award Show is hosted by Car Dealer Magazine each year. Each award is presented on the back of votes from those in the dealer network, recognising the best suppliers and franchise options for their businesses, via an online questionnaire.

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