Cartridge World’s UK & Ireland master franchise team has acquired the master franchise rights for France, Spain and Portugal, effective from 1st December 2016.
This latest development looks to grow the network of Cartridge World franchisees managed by Paul Callow, CEO and David Almand, COO of Cartridge World UK & Ireland, to approximately 200 stores. As part of the arrangement, Cartridge World UK & Ireland has acquired Cartridge World France S.A.R.L as a going concern.
Paul Callow, CEO said, “this expansion into mainland Europe opens up fantastic opportunities for our existing, and future, franchisees. Being part of a much larger network allows our franchisees to be more strategic in their business objectives, looking beyond re-filling ink cartridges and cartridge sales, to offer a whole range of managed printing products and solutions. It also raises the level of support accessible to them.”
Rod Young, Global CEO at Cartridge World added, “the master franchise team, led by Paul and David, have done a fantastic job of starting to re-position the Cartridge World brand in the UK and Ireland since they took over in April of this year. With their deep imaging industry knowledge it is strategically important for both the Cartridge World group and franchisees within the existing UK and Ireland network, that this work is replicated in the neighbouring countries of France, Spain and Portugal.
“The re-positioning of our brand in France, Spain and Portugal is absolutely critical because we have to get our message out to the business community. We are delighted with this expansion of Cartridge World across Europe and are excited to see the opportunities this will open up for our UK-based franchisees.”