Commercial vehicle parts supplier, SDC Truck & Trailer parts, is launching a franchise program in a bid to strengthen its original equipment and aftermarket parts service.
A division of northern Irish trailer manufacturer, SDC, the company currently operates nine branches and stocks over 16,000 commercial vehicle parts lines from the industry’s leading suppliers.
Established over 20 years, SDC Truck & Trailer Parts enables its customers to access the parts they require quickly, ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum.
The franchise program, according to SDC, will allow individuals with experience in the commercial vehicle parts industry to form a business partnership with SDC while gaining access to the industry’s leading brands and volume purchasing, as well as full training and support from the company’s already strong existing Parts network.
“We have been planning the franchise route to market over the last 18 months and we see this as a great opportunity to pair a strong resource that SDC has to a strong Parts franchise,” said SDC Truck & Trailer Parts Director, Gavin Diamond.
“We know from our experience in the parts network that the branch is only as good as the people who run it, so it is very much down to the team to use their local knowledge and resource to build a business for themselves and make it work. We want to build partnerships so that the franchisees will benefit as the business grows.
“We have a strategy in place to implement these plans and make sure full support is given to the new franchisee, so they can hit the ground running with continuous business support from SDC when required.
“We see this as an exciting venture for SDC Parts and also the franchisee; their hard work will be their financial reward as well as the pride of building their own business. With strong industry relationships and a leading reputation for quality parts, we are well placed to expand our network and I am confident that with the right industry partners, SDC Truck & Trailer Parts will continue to strengthen our position in the market,” he said.
A limited amount of franchise opportunities will be released for 2020 and locations will be dependent on market demand as well as prospective partners. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2020.