Nielsen Chemicals

Contact details

Member - Full
Automotive Services
Mr Glen Paston
Nielsen Chemicals  
01283 222277
Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6DA

About Nielsen Chemicals

NCompany Overview

Established in 1969, Nielsen is a manufacturer of specialist cleaning products for the automotive industry.  Nielsen develop and design quality products in line with current legislation for optimum performance and increased cost-in-use effectiveness.  Continuous research and development at our manufacturing site in Derbyshire ensures that Nielsen stays ahead by utilising the latest technology to meet the ever-growing needs of a diverse transportation industry.

Franchise Overview

NNielsen has been running a franchise programme since 1969, and currently operates a UK and international network of franchisees and overseas distributors.  

We are currently recruiting for franchisees to operate throughout the UK, and have a combination of unoccupied geographical areas for sale and resale opportunities.

All our franchises are independently owned, as they provide an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneur looking for their next career step and the chance to be their own boss.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 11-25 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £25,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2B

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NNielsen understands the importance of training in order to be successful, which is why we run a training programme that covers both how to use the Nielsen products, and the skills to sell them successfully to their customers. 

The International Training Academy is a facility where practical product training is provided to gain the skills and knowledge to understand the Nielsen range, as well as to enhance sales ability. 

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A Nielsen franchisee’s role is a combination of making sales calls and conducting demonstrations to potential customers in order to build up their customer base, as well as being out on the road calling on existing customers to increase sales. This is a van sales franchise and the majority of their time is spent on the road.

Nielsen Chemicals Case studies

  • Vincent

    Nielsen Chemicals: Vincent

    Vincent worked as a valeter for many years, including running his own company, and waited patiently for the right opportunity to join the Nielsen network.

  • Chris Walker

    Nielsen Chemicals: Chris Walker

    Chris wanted to run his own business and, with knowledge of Nielsen products, knew a franchise would offer him support in areas he was less sure about.

  • Stephen Begg

    Nielsen Chemicals: Stephen Begg

    A former assault engineer in the Royal Marines, Stephen wanted to remain in a job with a ‘hands on’ role which would utilise the training he had received in the British Armed Forces.

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