Pirtek hose replacement operation opens in Austin, Texas

The owner of the Pirtek franchise in San Antonio, Texas, USA, has expanded his hose-replacement business by setting up a new location in Austin, Texas. “I expect rapid growth,” said Dean Akin, owner of Pirtek Broadway in San Antonio. “We’re going to push forward in everything we do there.”

Pirtek provides hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. When a hose failure occurs, a Pirtek Mobile Service Vehicle is dispatched to perform services onsite, eliminating downtime. There are 65 Pirtek franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, Pirtek has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries around the world.

Akin said that establishing a new Pirtek franchise a substantial distance away from his existing territory in San Antonio is part of his expansion strategy. It allows him to set up in a metro area that has no existing Pirtek Service & Supply Centers. “I like the idea of a new area, fresh territory to expand into,” he said. “I like the challenge.”

The Austin location will open under Pirtek Tier 2 model, a mobile-only option that allows a franchisee to lease two vehicles and keep inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility.

(Image: San Antonio franchise owner, Dean Akin, expands business into Texas capital)

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