Pirtek vs Batteries Expert Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Pirtek vs Batteries Expert including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Pirtek Franchise
Batteries Expert Franchise
Investment $339,000 - $623,000$95,000
Franchise Fee $50,000$20,000
Royalty Fee 4%1%
Advertising Fee 1.5%-3%1.5%Nat'l +1%local
Year Founded 19801964
Year Franchised 19861996
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Term Of Agreement 10 years-
Renewal Fee $10000-

Business Experience Requirements

Pirtek Franchise
Batteries Expert Franchise

Pirtek targets potential franchisees with a minimum net worth of $500,000 and $150,000 in liquidity to bring to the table.


Financing Options

Pirtek Franchise
Batteries Expert Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/Yes-/-
Start-up Costs No/Yes-/-
Equipment No/Yes-/-
Inventory No/Yes-/-
Receivables No/Yes-/-
Payroll No/Yes-/-

Training & Support

Pirtek Franchise
Batteries Expert Franchise

Certified Training - Our Certified Training Program is offered to you as the franchise owner and your entire team. Depending on the position, our training program ranges from 1-3 weeks consisting of sales, marketing, accounting, administration, IT and technical training. In addition to our outstanding Certified Training Program, we also offer certifications recognized by the International Fluid Power Society.


Turnkey Start Up - PIRTEK supports the opening of your PIRTEK Center in areas such as: Area evaluation, site selection, lease negotiation, build-out, equipment, inventory, vehicle acquisitions & outfitting, certified training, proprietary computer software, customer, sales and so much more. Our team of professionals located at the PIRTEK USA Franchise Support Center as well as our "traveling" Franchise Support Representatives, pride ourselves with award-winning support. If your need is for computer assistance, looking for a rare item or need guidance quoting a large job, we are here to assist in any way possible. With PIRTEK, you're in business for yourself, but not by yourself! As part of our turnkey process, our professional staff assists you with your business plan. This business plan can be used to raise finances while also being a continual "road map:" for your business. After you open your doors, PIRTEK's senior management will host monthly meetings with new owners to review progress with your business plan. This meeting includes analyzing sales, accounting, management performance and more. Doing this allows all parties to ensure your growth is on the right track. The key is -- if you're successful, we're successful!


As a new business owner, from Day One you can focus on growing your business. PIRTEK provides all the marketing material, promotional items, sales programs, etc. to support your growth. As part of our advertising program, you will find PIRTEK ads in trade publications, national print magazines, newsletters and e-mail campaigns, as well as on various websites and trade shows across the United States.

Operations Absentee Ownership Allowed Number of Employees Required to Run: 5-

Expansion Plans

Pirtek Franchise
Batteries Expert Franchise
US Expansion Yes-
Canada Expansion NoYes
International Expansion No-

Company Overviews

About Pirtek

Hydraulic hoses keep heavy equipment and machinery working properly year-round. Pirtek is the market leader in providing its customers with a comprehensive portfolio of fluid transfer solution products and services. We build long-term relationships with our current and potential customers by consistently providing high quality products and services, wherever they are needed. Our highly visible mobile sales & service technicians are key success factors for our customers remedial and preventative maintenance needs and as the strategic partner for the service and supply of all fluid transfer solutions. Significant investment in technology, infrastructure and quality work practices ensures we offer a long-term value to our customers. With customers, large organizations and small businesses, from key industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, construction, earthmoving, agriculture, marine and defense, just to name a few, Pirtek consistently delivers the highest quality products and services where and when they are needed. ABOUT PIRTEK Pirtek is the fluid power system leader in sales and service, the only brand of its kind in franchising in the United States. Pirtek boasts nearly 400 units in 23 countries around the world, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and pneumatic hose-replacement space. Powered by an industry-leading approach to sales and service and backed by a corporate center passionate about its franchisees and customers, Pirtek offers unmatched service and logistics. For more information or for franchising opportunities, please visit www.OwnaPirteck.com

Veteran Incentives  $5,000-$15,000 off franchise fee

About Batteries Expert

Batteries Expert is a family based operation that started 49 years ago creating a network of experts across Quebec and recently expanding into Ontario. During those 49 years, we have evolved from a home based business in the family garage to a banner with 71 distribution locations across the province of Quebec and 10 locations in Ontario. We are now a full-fledged franchise with the reputation for being ready to do what is necessary in order to ensure the longevity of our success. Our franchisees are positioned in the market to be " THE " location for all battery types, from the hearing aid battery to the lawn tractor battery, passing through car batteries, AGM, button cells and more. Our current expertise goes even as far as offering the opportunity to rebuild certain batteries that are not readily available as replacements in the market place. As our market goes green, we are also the reference in off-grid alternative energy needs, from the solar panels, regulators and chargers to 12 volts water pumps, 12 volts refrigerators, propane instant water heaters and everything else in between. Join our Batteries Expert team and be at the leading edge of new developments in the automotive and alternative energies fields. This franchise offers an opportunity to expand your already successful business, offering in-house training and technical support. Featuring quality service and products in a world where batteries and related products touch every part of our daily life. Take advantage of this unique opportunity. Now is the time for you to have unlimited energy...batteries included.