"We are looking forward to future opportunities, and Jan-Pro’s established brand and experience with international clients will help with that." - Tony Antoun, Jan-Pro Country Master Owner of Nigeria
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro) signed commercial cleaning franchises with country master owners in India, Nigeria, and Peru in October 2013. The country masters will be breaking ground by bringing new employment opportunities and Jan-Pro’s branded cleaning processes to their markets.
Pulin Shroff and Ajeetav Nayak, the country masters of India, believe that the immense and growing population will be a driving force for commercial cleaning needs. Shroff states that the country is largely underserved in terms of commercial cleaning franchises. The pair aspires to shift buyer preference from average, contracted work to their organized Jan-Pro system.
“We’re talking about a billion people. In a typical 12 ft. by 12 ft. office, there would be four people sitting at a cubicle working. The hospitals, the offices, the restaurants all need cleaning,” said Nayak.
The collectivism mentality of work and the comforts of employment are some of the cultural hurdles Shroff and Nayak aim to jump over. “People here are used to employment because they are familiar with working under someone and receiving a fixed income, but we are trying to sell a new concept,” states Shroff.
Shroff and Nayak are projecting to have 15 client accounts and 20 unit franchisees by the first six months. Tony Antoun, the country master of Nigeria, is looking at a similar time frame to have his business running efficiently. In Nigeria, it is common to hire in-house maids because the labor is cheap. Antoun believes that hiring practices will evolve with the changing marketplace.
“Nigeria is at a stage where we are moving forward and modernizing. Franchises are coming in and people are looking for the modern markets. There will be a growing need and want for cleaning services. We are looking forward to future opportunities, and Jan-Pro’s established brand and experience with international clients will help with that,” Antoun added.
Jan-Pro typically functions on a two-tiered model, which consists of master and unit franchise owners, but the company is flexible to adjust to the needs of the international markets. “The franchising side will be very difficult for potential owners to comprehend [in Nigeria]. Because of that, we are going to have an employee-based side and also a franchising side,” Antoun states.
Brand recognition holds great weight among the new country masters. Both Nayak and Antoun stated that Jan-Pro’s selling proposition and logo in the international territories will help draw customers to the franchise owners. “Jan-Pro has also put a lot of effort into developing ethics and integrity. [They] are about helping their partners grow, which is important for cross-border businesses,” said Nayak.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our global footprint in all three of these hugely important countries,” says Richard Kissane, CEO of Premium Franchise Brands. “We are very fortunate to have found Pulin, Ajeetav, Tony, Luis, and Olga to represent the Jan-Pro brand in a first-class manner.”
The masters are joining Jan-Pro’s expanding global market, which has been named Entrepreneur’s “#1 Fastest Growing Commercial Cleaning Franchise” and one of Entrepreneur’s “Top Ten Global Franchises”. The Jan-Pro businesses of India, Nigeria, and Peru all aim to launch in the fourth quarter of 2013. They are currently attending training at the Service Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information about Jan-Pro Franchising, please visit the company’s website at http://www.jan-pro.com.