CEO, Hein Scheffer is an entrepreneur who has been involved in motor related solutions for many years. He signed up as the Franchisor and sole distributor of the Novus USA products and materials in 1980. NOVUS® USA were the inventors of windscreen repair in 1972 and currently have a presence in over 40 countries and have repaired in excess of 40 million windscreens. Locally, we intend to open a minimum of 120 solutions nationally in the next year, and manage these from our Head Office in Benoni.
The fact that we represent the most approved repair specialists using the most superior resin, worldwide, gives our franchisees the edge over local solutions, who unfortunately prefer to replace windscreens rather than repair. The cost between the 2 solutions is significant and the cost to replace is considerably higher; hence the focus on replacement. In addition, the environment is further burdened with glass in landfills. Repairing windscreens makes complete sense in several aspects; time involved in repair, cost, convenience, and environmental issues.
Our target markets are private vehicle owners, fleet managers and the motor insurance pool. Since this requires a national solution, we place our franchisees in locations dependent on the vehicle populations in those areas.
A unique and extremely positive aspect of our business is that it does not require the leasing of business premises; our agents work from their vehicles which means 1 Franchisee who can perform the repair with no assistance from additional staff.
An attractive benefit for our Franchisees is that they can begin trading within 1 month of joining NOVUS SA. We provide 2,5 days intensive training by NOVUS® USA accredited trainers (locally) and we continue to support our Franchisees throughout the term of their agreement with updated techniques, education on new products out of the USA and admin training on our web-based glass repair system.
Once we have established a significant footprint, quarterly franchise meetings will be held.
Our prospective Franchisee must be an individual who displays high entrepreneurial attributes, has the ability to work on their own, and takes pleasure in client facing interactions. The ability to provide cashflow for the minimum joining fee of R 30 000 is obviously very beneficial. Our applicants are all put through our Profile Assessment and if they meet the expected criteria, we assist them in securing finance of R 60 000, should they require this to begin trading as an authorised NOVUS SA agent.
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