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First Battery Centre Franchise For Sale


Since inception in 1969 in Bloemfontein, Battery Centre has evolved into a fully-fledged retail battery powerhouse. Customer experience is driving the business forward and challenging us to innovate. The brand was franchised in 1976.

The quality of products and trusted service have ensured Battery Centre’s status as an iconic brand in South Africa.

Battery Centre carries a full range of car, truck, leisure, start/stop-ready batteries and motorcycle batteries. Battery Centre offers a network wide warranty, making sure customers never run out of energy no matter where they are in South Africa. Battery Centre technicians undergo training to ensure that your vehicle’s battery fitment is precise and professional. Through close association with all car manufacturers in South Africa, Batter Centre is able to offer and fit batteries that are made in the same factory as those used by the original equipment manufactures.

Today there are 142 Battery Centre outlets offering free battery testing and fitment services and a nationwide warranty to motorists. Currently FNB has 126 Battery Centre outlets in South Africa and an additional 16 outlets across Mozambique, Botswana, and Namibia.

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First Battery franchise for sale
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Why Choose Battery Centre As Your Franchise Partner?

Being a Battery Centre Franchisee places you in an unparalleled and favourable position. The franchise opportunity had many benefits, including:

  • To build a successful business with the backing of the reputable brand
  • Ongoing brand awareness as the Battery Centre business develops and grows
  • Competitive payback period of initial investment and timely return on investment
  • Access to proven management and business information systems, procedures, and resources to ensure that the business is set up for success
  • The extensive knowledge and experience of the Franchisor
  • An online operations and procedures manual to assist the Franchisee
  • Ongoing support visits from our support team
  • Initial and ongoing training and upskilling provided by the Franchisor
  • Be part of the Battery Centre team

Training and Support

Initial Franchisee Training

  • Initial training includes all aspects of the business deemed necessary by the Franchisor, and shall be online.
  • The Franchisee and the Franchisee’s staff will receive initial training on various aspects of the business including:
    • Franchise Induction – Introduction to First National Battery (Battery Centre), the group and the support team
    • Policies and Procedure (Operations Manual)
    • Business support systems
    • Operational overview and requirements including but not limited to testing, charging, warranties and scrap
    • Services and product knowledge
    • Stock management
    • Sales and marketing
    • Skills on customer service/customer liaison, interaction, and sales
    • Financial management
  • An operations and procedure manual will be made available to all Franchisees.

Ongoing Training and Support

  • The Franchisor will provide ongoing training courses and training assistance as and when deemed necessary.
  • The Franchisor has field support and rep team to support you on an ongoing basis.
  • A regional and national franchisee council is implemented to represent franchisees in each region.

Franchise Details

A Battery Centre Franchise consists of owning, managing, and operating a store that supplies, markets, and distributes approved new automotive batteries, related automotive products and accessories: industrial products and solutions, which are manufactures and/or otherwise sourced by FNB. This includes rendering services such as the supply and fitment of batteries, recharging and adjudication of batteries, supply of loan batteries, call-out, jump-starts and extended warranties.


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