Fifth Pirtek In Chicago Area Will be Mobile Only

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Pirtek, the world's leading industrial hose-replacement service, has added a mobile-only franchise to its four existing locations in Chicago.

Ken Adair owns all five franchises fanned out across the Windy City to serve its many thriving industries.

"We've been operating in that territory for a while now, but we wanted to make it official by setting up this location," Adair said. "We'll go after new business by continuing to do the work we've always done to gain customers."
The new location, Pirtek Gurnee, operates under the company's Tier 2, "mobile only" model. A Tier 2 franchisee can open a Pirtek at a lower cost and keep inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility while leasing two Mobile Service Vehicles. The standard, Tier 1 model requires a franchisee to open a full Service & Supply Center staffed with six team members and a minimum of two Mobile Service Vehicles.

Adair said that the Tier 2 program will give him time he needs to find the right piece of property for Pirtek Gurnee when it upgrades to a physical location. "Real estate in Chicago can be scarce at times, so I'll be using this time to find just the right spot for a new Service & Supply Center," he said.

Glenn Duncan, CEO of Pirtek, said that the new Tier 2 is a welcome addition to the company's network of U.S. locations. "Pirtek's presence in Chicago has been strong over the years and we're happy to see it expand even further with this new location," Duncan said. "Pirtek Gurnee should perform well. It's positioned to draw in new business from the surrounding industrial sector and to have its vehicles nearer to existing customers." Pirtek is the only franchise of its kind in the United States, providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. There are 77 Pirtek franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, Pirtek has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries.

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Pirtek is the fluid transfer solutions leader in sales and service and the only franchise of its kind in the United States. Pirtek boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose replacement field. 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 additional information about Pirtek USA, visit

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