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Minuteman Press
The First & Last Step In Printing.

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow
The Minuteman Press concept was founded by Roy Titus who realised not only the vast magnitude and variety of the industry, but also its tremendous untapped potential. In particular, he identified the need for a printing and graphics centre that could serve all types of businesses.

The first Minuteman Press centre opened in New York in 1973 and the first franchise was established in 1975. Today, with 900 plus locations across the Unites States, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom, Minuteman Press is the largest printing franchise in the world.
The concept under the spotlight
Since opening their first franchise, the Minuteman Press business model has seen many changes. With the advances in digital technology, products are produced faster and cheaper than ever before while still delivering the quality and service Minuteman customers have come to expect.

At Minuteman Press they can produce anything you can put a name, image, or logo on! Their extensive range of services includes printing, copying, document reproduction and graphic design services as well as binding, embossing, foil stamping and saddle stitching. Their product offering includes envelopes, flyers, invitations, labels, manuals, menus, price lists and presentation folders, to name but a few.
All businesses use printed matter in their daily operations. As a supplier of products that are handed out, mailed, written on and eventually thrown away, only to be reordered and replaced, this means that Minuteman Press franchisees’ repeat business is assured.

The franchisor assesses the suitability of potential locations by taking into account the population and number of businesses and business centres in the surrounding area.

In a typical Minuteman Press outlet the franchisee will be supported by a press operator, a counter and graphics employee and additional staff may be appointed if warranted by the walk-in business.
Consider your support
The franchisor provides pre- and post-opening assistance and support, including technical and marketing support and recruitment assistance.

New franchisees attend a 2-week training programme at the corporate headquarters training facility in New York. The comprehensive training curriculum caters to franchisees who have no prior industry experience or are new to business ownership.

MMP Supply Company is the dedicated supplier to Minuteman Press franchisees. While purchasing from MMP Supply Company is not prescribed, the combined purchasing power of the group enables franchisees to benefit from the discounted prices offered.

Do you fit the profile?
The ideal Minuteman Press franchisee is an outgoing, hardworking and self-motivated individual who believes in service excellence and is prepared to adhere to a prescribed business system. Prior industry or business management experience is not required.
Contact Information
Contact: Frik van Niekerk
Phone: +27 11 444 7884
Website: www.minutemanpress.com
 
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QUICK STATS
HISTORY
Founder Roy Titus
Date founded 1974
Area of origin United States of America
CEO Robert Titus
NETWORK DETAIL
1st Franchise opened 1996
Number of outlets 46
Available areas
FINANCIAL STATISTICS
Average store turnover R325 000
Achievable gross margins 65% to 70%
Average setup cost From R1,564 million
Initial franchise fee 45 500 USD (included in set-up cost)
FRANCHISE AGREEMENT TERMS
Management services fee 6% of turnover
Marketing fee % None
Initial agreement term 35 Years
Renewal term Available on request

* Amounts quoted are VAT exclusive
 
Frik van Niekerk, Regional Vice-President southern Africa