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VeloFix adds 9 new franchises in the US

Published September 15, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — The mobile bike repair franchise operation, Velofix, has added nine new franchises in the U.S. and is predicting it will have 55 U.S. locations within a year.

The company is displaying a complete mobile repair shop at Interbike this week and will be giving away a complete Park Tool Pro toolset at the show.

The new U.S. franchises are in Santa Monica, Pasadena, and San Diego, California; Kona, Hawaii; Portland, Oregon; Boulder, Colorado; Seattle, Cincinnati and Dallas. Velofix also has 19 franchises in Canada and plans to expand into Australia and the U.K. in the next year.

"Based on our early success it's clear that consumers are seeking a new and better way to have all of their cycling needs serviced," said Velofix CEO and co-founder Chris Guillemet. "Consumer demand is overwhelming and we are looking hard for motivated and qualified people who want to be their own boss and make a great living doing something they love. We take away all the stresses in a mechanic's life by offering state-of-the-art systems for booking, billing, routing and inventory management. That leaves our franchise owners to do what they do best and to make money along the way."

All Velofix franchise owners purchase a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van that is outfitted with Park tools, a point of sale system, espresso machine, television and Wi-Fi. Consumers can book an appointment with their smartphone or computer. Velofix franchise owners also have access to equipment from brands like Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo and more. 

Topics associated with this article: Mobile service

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