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Posted on Sep 01, 2014

Ziebart International Corporation Opens Newest Franchise on the West Coast in Spokane, Washington - Demand for High-Tech Vehicle Care Grows

TROY, MI  –  Ziebart International Corp., the global leader in automotive detailing, films and protection services, is proud to introduce its newest franchise store opening in Spokane, Washington on September 19, 2014.

“We are very excited about this new West Coast Ziebart store and just as excited about the increase in requests for franchise applications this year,” said Daniel C. Baker, President of Ziebart Corporation, headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

“In the Midwest and East Coast the Ziebart name and reputation for excellent car care products and services is well known,” said Baker. “We are excited about bringing these great products to the West Coast and sparking a whole lot of interest in one of the largest car markets in the nation.”

Ziebart is one of the oldest franchise companies in the country – founded in 1959 – and it has operations in 20 states and 32 countries around the world. A proactive advertising, marketing, public relations and social media campaign to celebrate the company’s 55th Anniversary and the launch of its newest product Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film has helped spark sales and inquiries from prospective franchisees.

In 2014, Detroit’s D-Business magazine ranked Ziebart among the Top 5 automotive aftermarket franchises and Entrepreneur magazine ranks Ziebart 36 in its Top 200 global franchise companies and domestically among its Top 500 U.S. franchise operators. A typical Ziebart franchise investment starts at $167,000 and the company offers special discounts to veterans. U.S. franchise store sales average $700,000 with over 20% of stores grossing over $1 million annually.

“Nobody does car care protection better than Ziebart,” said Baker. “Our heritage and history combined with high-tech, cutting-edge products and superior customer service makes Ziebart a great value for franchisees.” Ziebart offers single and multi-store or master franchise opportunities to qualified investors. While many small businesses fail within three years, the average Ziebart storeowner has been leading the market for over 20 years.

Baker added with new car loans being extended to five and even six years, people are looking for ways to keep their vehicles looking brand new inside and out and Ziebart is the ultimate solution.

“Americans have had a love affair with their cars for generations,” said Baker. “Ziebart is providing our customers – and franchise owners – with the ability to protect these vehicles from paint chips and rust on the exterior and keep the interiors looking new and literally germ-free.”

A typical Ziebart automotive center has a diversified product offering, including:

  • Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film, an optically clear but extremely tough protection for a vehicle’s most vulnerable areas to prevent paint chips from stones and road debris.
  • Z-Central® technology advanced interior and exterior auto detailing system
  • Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection, “the toughest paint protection on the planet”
  • Rhino-Linings® polyurethane sprayed on bed liner bonds to a truck bed for permanent protection against damage and corrosion.
  • Ziebart’s exclusive undercoating, abrasion resistant and self-sealing to protect against small road debris.
  • Ziebart total body rust protection, an upper body sealant that penetrates all upper body seams, joints and areas most vulnerable to corrosion.
  • Window tint, cut with our Z-Cutting System® to ensure all film will be cut to the exact specifications of a vehicles windows.
  • Remote start / alarms
  • Windshield chip repair

“This Grand Opening, in this new market of Spokane, is very important to all of us at Ziebart,” said Baker. “We are re-introducing the Ziebart brand from coast-to-coast, our latest, high-tech Z-Shield Paint Protection Film and we are opening new franchises in the USA (most recently in New York) and around the globe.  In addition, this marks the 55th Anniversary of Ziebart International Corporation, so this new Spokane store is very exciting. We wish owners Brian and Karen O’Shaughnessey great success in delivering quality Ziebart products and services to customers in Washington state.”

Ziebart’s most western franchise is in Hilo, Hawaii and it has been in operation since the 1970s. For a list of Ziebart franchisees, please visit www.Ziebart.com

Ziebart International Corporation represents a global franchise network of vehicle appearance and protection services for over 55 years. Kurt Ziebart, the corporation’s late founder, rust protected his first vehicle in 1954 and established the business in Detroit, Michigan in 1959. The corporation currently operates 400 locations in 32 countries with over 800 processing centers worldwide. Ziebart is the world’s leading name in automotive services that protect, preserve and enhance the appearance of cars and trucks.  For location information visit Ziebart.com.                                  

ZIebart Corporation Media Contact:  BAB Associates, LLC. Bruce Babiarz at Babiarz@BABPR.com or 248-890-5030. www.BABPR.com.

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