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Optic-Kleer Franchise

Optic-Kleer is the leading car windscreen repair franchise. You repair whilst your customers shop – the ultimate convenience!

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At a Glance

Established: 1991

Start Up Cost: £15,000

Min personal contribution: £15,000

Development type: Single-unit franchises




Franchise Info

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Fix your future with Optic-Kleer

Celebrating 30 years in business this year, Optic-Kleer is the leading car windscreen repair franchise. The brand’s superior bespoke technology for both repairs and operations makes it the clear choice for anyone looking for an owner-operator business opportunity with significant earning potential.

How it works

Optic-Kleer has agreements in place with major supermarket chains and other prominent retailers. 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 franchisee talking to a customerThe 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.
 

In your downtime, you can return customer enquiries, check your Google reviews, engage with prospects on social media and plan your locations for future weeks. Because you have set times at each location and often don’t come back to the same place within a 6-week window, customers jump on the opportunity to get their repair done. Optic-Kleer has thousands of 5-star Google reviews from satisfied customers all over the UK.

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

Mike Cruz, Lincolnshire franchisee.

Your investment

Optic-Kleer’s investment level starts at £15,000 for an exclusive territory, in-class training, in-the-field training and ongoing mentoring. As with any franchise business, your financial success is dependent on the time you invest in following the franchise model. Typically, franchisees will average 5 windscreen repairs a day, working 21 days a month which generates £5,460* a month.

Thanks to their market-leading, web-based admin system, the only ongoing cost payable to the franchisor is a 17.5% management service fee which covers consumables and the full support of the office dealing with all invoices, insurance companies and queries.

“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.

A team committed to supporting you

Optic-Kleer’s team know exactly what it takes to make a success of this franchise. Especially Managing Director, David Overton, who started as an Optic-Kleer franchisee himself! He then began to deliver franchisee training before becoming the Franchise Manager and ultimately buying the UK franchise in 2014. Since taking ownership, David has made significant investment in the admin systems and continues to innovate windscreen repair techniques. Because he truly understands the value of experience, David now enlists the help of other long-standing franchisees to mentor those new to the network.

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The Optic-Kleer culture is one of collaboration and knowledge-sharing. John Speare, a franchisee with a decade under his belt with the brand, now heads up new franchisee training. He also developed an effective 2-day in-field training programme which makes all the difference to franchisees anxious to make a solid start with their new business.

“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.

Next steps

Optic-Kleer is looking for people who are motivated to get out there and enjoy the interaction with customers on a daily basis. 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.

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

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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
12-February-2021

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
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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