Automotive Aftermarket Services Franchise Announces Annual Sales, Industry Predictions for 2022


Due to extreme demand for vehicle care services, leading automotive protection services provider Ziebart ended 2021 with record-breaking sales and franchise growth. Company executives attribute the impressive system-wide performance to a variety of factors, including the automotive chip shortage. The shortage has motivated consumers to invest in optimal care and protection for their existing or recently purchased new or used vehicles.


As heightened demand for vehicle protection services continued throughout the year, Ziebart experienced a year-over-year increase of 40% in retail leads. As for overall 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, FL; Highland, MI and Triadelphia, WV.


“The global chip shortage has created ideal opportunities for the automotive aftermarket services industry,” said Thomas E. Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer of Ziebart International Corporation 


According to the Auto Care Association, the automotive aftermarket is expected to grow to $477 billion by 2024. With that in mind, Ziebart projects a strong sales performance across its system, as well as continued growth in franchise ownership. To prepare, the company has added to its franchise development, marketing, IT, and operations teams. 


Backed with more than 60 years of experience in automotive aftermarket franchising, Ziebart is actively seeking qualified franchise prospects to join its growing global network. 


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