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PIRTEK USA Soars 185 Spots in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Prestigious “Franchise 500” for 2016

Leader in fluid transfer solutions now at No. 237 on annual list of top franchises

Rockledge, FL, USA – January 4, 2016 – PIRTEK USA, the leader in fluid transfer solutions, soared 185 spots from last year’s ranking to now occupy the 237th position on Entrepreneur magazine’s newly released “Franchise 500” for 2016. In its 37th year, the Franchise 500 recognizes and celebrates top franchises based on financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the franchise system.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized within the industry by such prestigious and high-profile business advocates as Entrepreneur,” said Gwyn T. O’Kane, CFE, vice president of franchise development, PIRTEK USA. “As we expand throughout the United States, we’re continuing to enhance the services, products and support we provide to our business owners. It’s a successful strategy that has propelled our rank within the Franchise 500.”

The only franchise brand of its kind in the United States, PIRTEK specializes in fluid transfer solutions through its Service & Supply Centers located throughout the country. PIRTEK team members are also available 24/7 to provide onsite repairs to hydraulic and industrial hoses thanks to the company’s specially equipped Mobile Service Vehicles.

A sign of its success, PIRTEK now boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world. The fast-growing company recently launched a new location in Houston—its 57th location in the United States.  Other U.S.-based launches are anticipated to be announced soon.

PIRTEK is a B2B franchise opportunity, however, business owners are not necessarily technicians with industrial equipment backgrounds, explained O’Kane. “Our most successful business owners are men, women and spousal teams that have experience in building relationships, marketing and sales, and understand the value of networking within their communities,” he said.

Coinciding with the company’s growth is the release of new PIRTEK-branded products, including spiral wrap hose protection, pressure gauges, and hydraulic oil and lubrication products. PIRTEK USA is also introducing newly designed Service & Supply Centers and Mobile Service Vehicles to increase brand visibility and enhance the customer experience.