Ziebart was also ranked #167 overall in the most comprehensive, widely referenced and well respected guide to franchises in existence.
Growth and retention are some of the many reasons Ziebart climbed the charts to #167 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list this year and #1 in the Automotive Appearance Service category. With over 400 locations in 33 countries and growing, Ziebart experienced record U.S. unit growth for 2016. They also awarded and opened a Thailand master franchise in 2016.
“I’m very proud of the work our franchise owners and corporate employees have done this year to warrant this ranking” said Thomas E. Wolfe, President/CEO of Ziebart International Corporation. “It’s been an exciting year and we look forward to the continued growth of our franchise system.”
Entrepreneur's annual Franchise 500 ranking is comprehensive. All companies are judged by the same criteria, objective and quantifiable measures of a franchise operation. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system. They also consider the number of years a company has been in business and the length of time it's been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percentage of terminations, and whether the company provides financing.
Ziebart is a 58 year old, worldwide legacy, franchised brand that offers single and multi-store or master franchise opportunities to qualified investors. While many small businesses fail within 3 years, the average Ziebart store owner has been leading their local market for over 20 years. “Our heritage and history combined with high-tech, cutting edge products and superior customer service makes Ziebart a great investment for our franchisees” said Wolfe.
The level of U.S. interest continues, with Ziebart stores planning to open in Alabama and Florida in early 2017.
Ziebart International Corporation is the worldwide leader in vehicle appearance and protection services. Since 1959, our company has served the automotive enthusiast with valuable product and service offerings. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, U.S.A., the Ziebart franchise has grown to an international network of over 400 locations in 33 countries with over 800 service centers worldwide. For more information, visit ziebart.com.