Bergen's Appliance Repairs & Spares

Bergen's Appliance Repairs & Spares

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Bergen’s Appliance Repairs & Spares was started by founder, Adriaan van Bergen, who established the first branch in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, 2002. The concept from day one was to create a franchise group that would service the community in which it is situated as well as maintain brand integrity. Bergen’s Appliance Repairs & Spares is unique in that it was the first franchise of its kind, not only on the local scene but worldwide, to close the gap between appliance manufacturers and customer expectations by offering quality after-sales service for the appliance industry.

Strong growth trend

With the organisation already nationwide, the turnover figures which Bergen’s has achieved demonstrate the need for an appliance repair service which is efficient, trustworthy and cost-effective for customers.

In 2007, turnover was R6 million growing to R9,7 million in 2008, and R13,3 million in 2009. “We’re targeting R20 million this year. With identified opportunities for franchisees seeking a solid return on a modest investment, that’s a very attainable figure,” he concludes.

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South Africa
North West, Potchefstroom

Minimum Investment: R 400 000.00
For an investment of less than half a million rand, you could soon be earning R40 000 or more per month with a gross profit margin of up to 85%. Adriaan van Bergen, founder of the Bergen’s Appliance Repairs and Spares Franchise Groups, points out that an average washing machine costs in the region of R6 000, while repairing it with a guarantee of three months most often costs less than R1 000.

South Africa
Western Cape, Cape Town

Minimum Investment: R 400 000.00
For an investment of less than half a million rand, you could soon be earning R40 000 or more per month with a gross profit margin of up to 85%. Adriaan van Bergen, founder of the Bergen’s Appliance Repairs and Spares Franchise Groups, points out that an average washing machine costs in the region of R6 000, while repairing it with a guarantee of three months most often costs less than R1 000.

South Africa
Limpopo, Polokwane

Minimum Investment: R 400 000.00
For an investment of less than half a million rand, you could soon be earning R40 000 or more per month with a gross profit margin of up to 85%. Adriaan van Bergen, founder of the Bergen’s Appliance Repairs and Spares Franchise Groups, points out that an average washing machine costs in the region of R6 000, while repairing it with a guarantee of three months most often costs less than R1 000.

South Africa
Gauteng, Pretoria

Minimum Investment: R 400 000.00
For an investment of less than half a million rand, you could soon be earning R40 000 or more per month with a gross profit margin of up to 85%. Adriaan van Bergen, founder of the Bergen’s Appliance Repairs and Spares Franchise Groups, points out that an average washing machine costs in the region of R6 000, while repairing it with a guarantee of three months most often costs less than R1 000.

South Africa
Natal, Durban

Minimum Investment: R 400 000.00
For an investment of less than half a million rand, you could soon be earning R40 000 or more per month with a gross profit margin of up to 85%. Adriaan van Bergen, founder of the Bergen’s Appliance Repairs and Spares Franchise Groups, points out that an average washing machine costs in the region of R6 000, while repairing it with a guarantee of three months most often costs less than R1 000.

Bergen’s Appliance Repairs & Spares

Established: 2002
Initial Franchise Fee: R350 000
Set-up Costs: Incl
Management Fees: 5%
Marketing Fees: N/A
FASA Member: No
Contact:
Adriaan van Bergen
+27 (0)82 453 9023
www.bergens.co.za

About the Franchise

Bergen’s Appliance Repairs & Spares is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that sets itself apart in an industry that often has customers frustrated with lack of service. Franchisor, Adriaan van Bergen created the brand eleven years ago and franchised it nine years ago with the express purpose of bridging the gap between the service expected and the service delivered in the industry.

This is an exciting business opportunity for men and women. Serving the domestic appliance repair market, Bergen’s focus is on A and B income consumers where average households have 15 to 25 appliances. Each franchise gets a sizeable return on their investment with gross profits for branch owners averaging between 75% and 85% per year. This is attributed to the concept’s proven business model which is backed by a strong marketing drive and a high level of brand visibility.

Franchisee selection criteria

Franchisees have the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing service franchise promising a great return on investment. Bergen’s is not looking for technicians to run its franchise stores, but individuals who possess the right business skills that include staff management, administrative, sales and people skills. Prior knowledge of appliance repairs is not a must as Bergen’s provides training on the basics of household appliance repairs.

Franchisor support 

By following the Bergen’s ‘recipe for success’, a new business owner stands a much greater chance of success with the added benefit of support. The franchisor offers its franchisees a strong support structure that includes an initial two weeks of training at the branch level, as well as training manuals.

Bergen’s assists in recruiting staff for the franchisee. Apart from this, there is also a national support structure in place and a call centre that refers work to relevant branches.

Your investment

For an investment of less than R500 000, you could soon be earning R40 000 or more per month, running a service-based business with a gross profit margin of up to 85%.

This business model, combined with strong head office support and the fact that Bergen’s caters for a previously untapped gap in the market, means the franchise is growing at a rapid rate.

Application process

  • Ensure finances are in order eg. clear credit record
  • Determine whether you meet selection criteria
  • Contact Adriaan van Bergen for application information.