Ziebart Announces Annual GrowthJanuary 19th, 2022 by Chris Collier
2021 proved to be a year of growth for automotive protection services provider Ziebart. The company experienced a year-over-year increase of 40% in retail leads. As for franchise development, the number of profiles received more than doubled during the second half of 2021.
The company signed seven new franchise agreements for future stores: Domestic agreements in Fort Myers, Fla., Highland, Mich., and Triadelphia, W.Va. International agreements extend to Greece, Iraq, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
The franchise also opened three new locations in 2021—Ontario, N.Y., Irmo, S.C., and an Australian site. These new locations are owned and operated by existing multi-unit operators and new franchise owners.
According to the Auto Care Association, the automotive aftermarket is expected to grow to $477 billion by 2024.