#SAFranchiseFriday featuring HATTECH

HATTECH has a fast-paced growth plan that makes it one of the most exciting businesses to watch this year. The company launched its first franchise in 2016 and is now looking at increasing their holdings to 20 franchises over the next two years.

It is interesting to think that this company has its roots in a close-knit family nucleus. The unlikely story of three brothers putting their minds and considerable talents together to start the company is one you rarely hear of. It is precisely because of these deep roots that HATTECH has managed the astronomical growth they’ve seen over the last couple of years, not to mention the diverse offerings they bring to their clients. HATTECH is a one-stop business for all your business needs.

HATTECH fulfils a specific need: user-friendly business management software at affordable rates. HATTECH’s after-sales care is what differentiates it from competitors and they feel strongly about end-users getting what they pay for. This is why business-specific solutions such as software configuration, solution development, hardware installations and professional technical support are all part of the package. Franchisees who buy into the concept get a complete turnkey business opportunity — from staff training to office supplies, making it the ideal franchise opportunity.

HATTECH’s unique franchise structure allows franchisees to maximise profit while still delivering excellent service. A franchise will typically be around 125sqm; enough space to accommodate a reception area, technical workshop, conference room, sales office and support desk. Because HATTECH franchises are destination venues they don’t need to be in shopping malls or busy centres, which is a big money saver.

Staffing structures are conservative with the minimum requirements being a branch manager (which the owner can fulfil for the interim), three solution developers (sales personnel) and one technician.

HATTECH’s business model is all about support and the relationship between franchisor and franchisee reflects this ethos. Their infrastructure ensures that all their branches are connected to one telephone system and server to help franchisees stay in the loop.

In addition to excellent support from the head office for all online marketing, each branch is responsible for their own local marketing. HATTECH has joined forces with expert digital marketers to ensure growing brand awareness in the greater public domain.

In addition to onsite training at each new franchise location, the most important part of HATTECH’s training system is their strong operations manual developed by industry leaders. This is the franchisee’s textbook, a what-you-need-to-know guide to running your franchise effectively.

We don't want you just to become a HATTECH franchisee, join us on an exciting journey that will change the landscape of business management software. To join the family, you need to be: coachable, results-motivated and a people-person. 

FounderS: Pieter Hattingh, Louis Hattingh & Johan Vermeulen
Year founded: 2012
Area of origin: Centurion, Gauteng
Managing Director: Louis Hattingh

1st SA franchise opened    2015
Number of SA outlets    7

* Amounts quoted are VAT exclusive
Average set-up cost: R1,075 million
Initial joining fee: R595 000 to R1,2 million
Average monthly turnover: R450 000
Achievable gross margins: 40%

Franchise agreement
Management fee: None
Marketing fee: None
Agreement term: 5 Years
Renewal term: 5 Years

Contact Regardt Els on +27 87 945 5004 or regardt@hattech.co.za