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Fibrenew New Zealand

Fibrenew are experts in leather, vinyl and plastic restoration. We are a unique, low cost, home based, mobile franchise providing services to the automotive, furniture, aviation and marine markets. No experience required. Would suit someone who enjoys working with their hands and has good colour vision.

The opportunity

Fibrenew is a market leader in the restoration of leather, vinyl and plastic.  We are a homebased, eco-friendly, mobile franchise, with low overheads and unlimited market potential, catering to the automotive, residential, commercial, marine and aviation markets.

There is leather, vinyl and plastic everywhere: in homes, offices, vehicles, boats, airplanes, hospitals, gyms, restaurants, hotels and much more.  With all these potential revenue streams and high demand for our services across so many markets our franchisees have grown and thrived through both rises and falls in the economy which speaks volumes for the need for our services.  Work opportunities are only limited to your imagination and drive.

Among other things, Fibrenew is called upon to repair and redye holes, scuffs, cuts, animal scratches, scuffs and fading to leather, vinyl and plastic components on furniture and car, boat and plane interiors. Every day this saves hundreds of items from ending up in landfills and saves customers' time and money. Restoration is cheaper than replacement!  With the introduction of so many robots and the global move toward automation, Fibrenew franchisees can rest assured that no robot can replace them!!

Franchise fees are flat-rate so the more you earn the more you keep! Being a mobile based service means low overheads and Fibrenew offers flexibility in life style and work hours.

Fibrenew has over 250 franchises throughout the world, with 10 existing franchises in NZ. In 2017 we were named as the top 50 franchise by Franchise Business Review (top 15% out of 334 other franchise concepts). This is an independent survey which measured franchisee satisfaction, the only ranking of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance (as opposed to paid placement in other franchise rankings lists) – undertaken by the International Franchise Association.

Skills and training

You don't need prior experience, you will not be colour blind and ideally will enjoy working with your hands, be physically fit as lifting furniture may be required and be confident in networking and building relationships. Fibrenew provide a thorough 20 week training programme and on-going support. You will have 24/7 access to our on-line technical library which is continually added to and covers all aspects of Fibrenew, from repair techniques through to marketing, sales assistance, etc. It gives you access to a very valuable forum where over 250 franchisees  contribute to sharing information and solving problems.

Areas available

  • Auckland Central
  • Auckland West SOLD
  • Auckland South
  • Northland
  • Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay

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Franchisee comments

Pete Cockburn – Nelson Pete began by helping out his local Fibrenew franchisee. “I gradually realised I was working a hell of a lot harder than he was but he was making more money while going off fishing! The work really appealed to me so I brought the franchise off him in 2003. Fibrenew really rewards the efforts you put in. There's a flat royalty fee, so the harder you work, the better you do – and I've proved it! Fibrenew has been better than I could ever have hoped for.

Clive Coffey – Canterbury “You'll be amazed at the extent of this franchise. Every home or office and every vehicle has leather, vinyl and plastic somewhere and they all wear. Using the Fibrenew system it's simple to operate and there's a terrific feel-good factor too – so many clients have been totally rapt by the results we achieve saying 'they never thought we could do that' and you'll find you will be praised for a job well done every day.”

Ian and Sharyn Waldron – Waikato “With a simple, flat fee franchise model - Fibrenew provides superior products and in-depth training combined with ongoing technical and business support. This has enabled us to provide our customers with a first-class result whilst continually developing our skill-set and growing our business. Eight years in and going strong.”

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