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Hunter Engineering Franchise Information
Hunter Engineering Franchise Start-Up Costs|
• Total Capital Investment
$15,000 - $25,000
Hunter Engineering Company is a world leader in automotive service equipment. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Hunter Engineering offers state-of-the-art wheel alignment systems, wheel balancers, brake lathes, tire changers, lift racks and brake testers. Hunter equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and automotive service facilities around the world.
Since 1946, when Automotive Hall of Fame inductee Lee Hunter founded Hunter Engineering, the company has built a reputation for innovation and visionary leadership in the application of the newest technologies to automotive undercar service.
Hunter's award-winning research and development team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers is responsible for hundreds of patented and exclusive features that make Hunter products the most productive undercar service equipment available.
The Rewards of Independence
Hunter's Sales Representatives and Service Representatives are independent contractors who sell, install and service premium HUNTER® branded equipment to car dealerships and other vehicle service locations.
- No Franchise Fees Required
- Work in a Secure Geographic Territory
- Free Direct Mail Support to Key Customers
As an independent Hunter Sales Representative, your earnings are directly determined by your personal drive and selling skills. Yet at the same time, you benefit from the support organization of a recognized leader in the automotive service equipment industry.
Hunter products are engineered with state-of-the-art technology and features that give you a competitive edge. With the broad Hunter line and ongoing new product introductions, you'll continue to develop new customers and build additional sales from existing ones.
Hunter Service Representatives provide installation of new equipment, warranty service for new products and continued service for the life of Hunter equipment. They all maintain over $30,000 in parts inventory to enable them to perform one-stop service. Hunter Service Representatives thoroughly train customers on new equipment operation.
Hunter's Technical and Training Team is unique and unequalled to the industry. Each of our Service Representatives are a business owner just like you. They have a vested interest in providing timely professional service at reasonable rates and must maintain high customer satisfaction. As a result of this business to business approach, each Hunter Representative is motivated to provide unequalled support of your investment throughout its life.
Also due to this business to business approach, Hunter Technician and Training Team members have a low turnover rate. Among those past their first year of service, the average is more than seven years, with many reps in the 20-year category.
Strong National Account Base
Hunter equipment is approved for the programs of virtually every major automobile and truck manufacturer, tire company and automotive service chain. Hunter Regional Managers maintain contact at the headquarters level, paving the way for sales in your territory.
Work with the Industry's Best Distribution System
The Hunter Franchised Distributor for your territory also contributes to your success. As an experienced participant in the automotive service equipment market, the distributor is expected to generate additional sales contacts, maintain stock of Hunter equipment, deliver equipment and set up any financing arrangements required by the customer. Many distributors provide facilities for product demonstrations and technical seminars.
Hunter's Customer Service Department supports the Sales Organization with sales order data entry, sales follow-up questions, customer satisfaction issues and product information. Customer Service Representatives offer quick response using detailed on-line customer information and database systems.
Field Service Representatives can rely on Hunter's Super Service Center to provide them with the parts, repairs and technical assistance that they need. The Super Service Center maintains an inventory of more than 5,000 unique parts and accessories for virtually every Hunter product made in the past 20 years. By centralizing parts inventories and technical expertise, Hunter makes service support faster and more efficient.
Hunter Prepares You for Success
Your initial training program involves a five-week session at the Hunter Research & Training Center. This training focuses on product and application knowledge.
While gaining experience in the field, you will have opportunities to attend training sessions for professional skills updates and the introduction of new Hunter products. These sessions will continue to occur at various intervals throughout your career.
Technician training courses for Hunter customer personnel are available at Bridgeton and at the regional centers