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Optic-Kleer Franchise

Optic-Kleer is a car windscreen repair franchise. We are located in car parks of major supermarket chains and other prominent retailers such as DIY stores.

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At a Glance

Established: 1991

UK Presence: Franchises across the UK.

Start Up Cost: £19,950

Min personal contribution: £19,950

Development type: Single-unit franchises




Franchise Info

Optic-Kleer is the UK’s leading car windscreen repair franchise. Established for 30 years, this low investment, low-overhead franchise opportunity has a high ROI and serious scope for growth.

As an owner-operator, you have the freedom and flexibility to build your business to suit your aspirations and lifestyle, all with Optic-Kleer’s expert team behind you.

optic-kleer setup in a tesco carpark

Optic-Kleer has agreements in place with major supermarket chains and other prominent retailers such as DIY stores. This gives you a range of car park locations to set up your mobile repair unit over a 6 to 8-week schedule. Your franchise fee covers an impressive package of branded items including the canopy which draws customers in alongside your local marketing initiatives. You’re given the tools and training to fix a windscreen in around 20 minutes. You repair whilst your customers shop – the ultimate convenience!

optic-kleer 5 star satisfaction

The bespoke system on your iPad makes the admin process easy for the customer who can either pay for the service direct or put a claim in through their motor insurance. Optic-Kleer’s central support office follows up any claim so you are free to continue delivering your repair service to customers.

When you’re not carrying out repairs, your time will be spent responding to customer enquiries, checking your Google reviews, engaging with potential customers on social media and planning your locations for the weeks to come. Bespoke back-office systems are mobile and tablet compatible which means all of this can be done on the go, at a time to suit you.

“Customers are drawn to us in supermarket car parks as they can have their windscreen repaired whilst they shop,”

Mike Cruz, Lincolnshire franchisee.

Excellence as Standard

  • Thousands of 5-star Google reviews from satisfied customers nationwide
  • The most technically advanced repair system currently available in the UK market
  • Ranked as the UK’s number one windscreen repair franchise in 2021*
  • Named as one of the top two automotive repair opportunities in the UK in 2021*
  • Proud Member of the Approved Franchise Association
  • Sit on the Windscreen Repair advisory panel for British Standards in the UK.

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* Elite Franchise Top 100 2021

optic-kleer setup in a b&Q carpark

Your investment

Optic-Kleer’s low investment level makes this a truly accessible franchise. Priced at £19,950 for an exclusive territory, the package includes equipment and initial consumables, marketing collateral and access to the brand’s bespoke IT solutions. As well as start-up training and ongoing mentoring.

Your franchise fee covers an impressive package of branded marketing collateral, including the eye-catching overhead canopy, which will help to firmly establish you as the go-to repair service in your area.

Your earnings potential

With any franchise, the amount of effort you put in will determine the amount you get out of it; Optic-Kleer franchisees will, typically, average 5 windscreen repairs a day, working 21 days a month which generates £5,460** a month.

“The stock I have to hold is next to nothing. What I need I can order and have within a few days from head office. It’s a nice easy ordering process,”

Laurence Lagden, Newbury, Didcot & Cowley franchisee.

Is there demand for Optic-Kleer?

YES…. Government figures show that there are now around 38.0 million vehicles in the UK, 31 million or so of which are cars. With so many vehicles being used there is a large and steady demand for repair or replacement of broken glass.#

PLUS – according to Plimsoll Analysis the average growth in the UK Windscreen Replacement Services market reached 9.1% in the latest year. ##

When you take into account figures that show one in five vehicles get a chip in the windscreen every year the potential market for windscreen repairs is 6 million every year.optic kleer tablet computer interface

Sources:

**Average repair cost based upon Operator data 2018/19. Your turnover will be subject to tax, business running costs and site fees.

 #sectorsdonut.co.uk/sectors/automotive/windscreen-services/sector-trends

##plimsoll.co.uk/market-reports/windscreen-replacement-services

A team committed to your training & support

When it comes to training and support, the team at Optic-Kleer know exactly what it takes to make a success of this franchise. In fact, Managing Director David Overton started as an Optic-Kleer franchisee himself!

New recruits benefit from a mix of classroom and field-based training. Long-standing franchisee, John Speare, has more than a decade under his belt and has repaired thousands of windscreens. He now heads up Optic-Kleer’s initial training and has developed a 2-day in-field programme designed to equip you with the confidence and skills to earn from day one.

Once you’re up and running, you will receive ongoing support for the life of your franchise. From marketing and IT to systems and financial reporting. The Optic-Kleer culture is one of collaboration and knowledge-sharing with experienced franchisees bringing new ideas to the table when it comes to business growth.

“I still remember my first day out with customers with David there to guide and encourage me. I reflect on that day every time I welcome new franchisees out in the field with me in Suffolk – you can see the theoretical training falling into place as they see it in a real-life setting,”

John Speare, Suffolk franchisee.

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Take control of your future, today

Optic-Kleer franchisees are highly motivated, with a strong work ethic and enjoy the variety that comes from working in different locations with different people. If you’d like to be your own boss with the support of a market-leading brand, fill in the form below to receive more information about Optic-Kleer.

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Case Studies

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Case Study
Optic-Kleer ticks all the right boxes!

Laurence Lagden has been a franchisee with Optic-Kleer since 2015. He operates his franchise around the areas of Swindon, Newbury, Marlborough and Oxford. Laurence decided to find out more about Optic-Kleer after meeting with an ex-colleague who was now an Optic-Kleer franchisee. Liking what he heard, Laurence contacted Optic-Kleer and was invited along to Head Office to find out more.  From there, things escalated quickly with Laurence knowing it was the right business for him and wanting to get started as soon as possible.  Three years on, Laurence is still as enthusiastic about his business as he was then.

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Case Study
Enjoying life as an Optic-Kleer franchisee

John Speare is the franchisee for Optic-Kleer Suffolk.  John’s business covers the areas of Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Diss and Thetford.  Before buying his Optic-Kleer franchise in 2011, John worked in retail.  Disheartened with his job, John wanted to start his own business.  It was a chance meeting between his brother-in-law and Optic-Kleer, then encouraged John to look further into the opportunity.  Franchising with its’ safety net of buying into a tried and tested business opportunity, had always been on the radar for John.  After meeting with the owner, John knew it was the business for him.

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Interview

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer

David Overton, Managing Director of Optic-Kleer is passionate about each and every one of his franchisees’ businesses. Optic-Kleer has the most technologically advanced windscreen repair system currently available on the UK market and has over 2,000 5-star Google reviews from happy customers.

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News

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News
Optic-Kleer achieves 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Status

With hundreds of franchisors all shouting about how good their training and support is, it’s difficult to stand out from the crowd and hard for prospective franchisees to identify the best franchise opportunities.

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From franchisee to happy and fulfilled retiree!

Franchising is an extremely popular route to business ownership for ambitious entrepreneurs of all ages. If you’re considering semi-retiring or are approaching retirement age, investing in a franchise can be a great way to uphold a steady income, without having to deal with the long hours and inflexibility of a full-time job.

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The road to recovery

In May 2020, AA president Edmund King told the BBC that, based on the analysis of official figures and his organisation’s own monitoring, traffic volumes in Britain were “akin to those in the early 1970s.” Cabinet Office data from March earlier in the same year also showed that motor traffic had dropped by 73% compared with pre-pandemic outbreak levels. So, how have franchises that rely on people getting out and about in their cars, such as windscreen and repair brands, faired during the pandemic? David Overton, Managing Director of windscreen repair franchise Optic-Kleer gives the lowdown.

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Welcoming 16 new franchisees aboard the Optic-Kleer franchise

Despite the past 12 months proving testing for many businesses, it’s been full steam ahead for the UK’s leading windscreen repair professionals Optic-Kleer. The innovatory brand is working its way towards national coverage and has welcomed 16 new franchisees on board in the six months since September 2020.

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