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Ziebart Ranked #189 in Entrepreneur Magazine's 40th Annual Franchise 500

Ziebart Mar 05, 2019

With more than 1,000 companies participating, Ziebart ranked again in the most comprehensive and competitive issue ever.

Continual growth and loyal franchisees are some of the many reasons why Ziebart remained on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list for 38 years, ranking this year at #189. With approximately 400 locations in 34 countries and growing, Ziebart experienced another record year for U.S. unit growth in 2018.

“My excitement continues as our team once again goes above and beyond to earn this ranking”, said Thomas E. Wolfe, President/CEO of Ziebart International Corporation. “It looks like 2019 will be another great year for our company and our franchisees throughout the U.S and internationally.”

Entrepreneur's annual Franchise 500 ranking is comprehensive. The franchises honored are judged by the same criteria, in areas such as unit growth, financial strength, stability, and brand power. 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 60-year-old, worldwide legacy, franchised brand that offers single unit and master franchise opportunities to qualified investors. The level of U.S. interest continues, with Ziebart stores opening in Morgantown, WV, Lewisville, TX, and Winamac, IN, in early 2019.

About Ziebart

Ziebart International Corporation is headquartered in Troy, MI, representing a global franchise network of vehicle protection and appearance services for nearly 60 years. The company was founded on its signature service, Genuine Ziebart Rust Protection, in 1959 and operates approximately 400 licensed locations with 950 service centers in 34 countries. Ziebart is the world’s leading name in automotive services that renew, protect, preserve, and enhance the appearance of cars and trucks. Ziebart offers a full line of appearance and protection services for both the interior and exterior of vehicles, including Professional Detailing, Ceramic Z-Gloss® Paint Coating, Window Tint, Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film, Vehicle Wraps, Genuine Ziebart Rust Protection, and Undercoating, Rhino-Linings® Sprayed-on Bed Liners, Truck Accessories, and much more. Visit for more information.


Media contact:

Larisa Walega

Ziebart International Corporation

(248) 837-3941