Schmidt - Kitchen Franchise

Kitchen retail/showroom opportunity from the leading kitchen retail brand in Europe.

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Schmidt - Kitchen Franchise

Kitchen retail/showroom opportunity from the 1st international network in Europe.

Success for over 50 years

Schmidt Kitchens are the leading kitchen retail Brand in Europe with a turnover of over €405 Million and employed more than 1400 employees. We design, produce and distribute innovative products and services that play a major part in home improvement in the kitchen, bathroom and interior solution. All our products come from our 4 factories in the heart of Europe (three in France and one in Germany). Since 1989 we have been developing an exclusive showroom concept and now have more than 700 showrooms spread around 25 countries.

1 new showroom every week worldwide

Having been successful in France, Germany, Italy and Spain where we have exclusive showrooms, our strategy is now to further develop in the UK. Our aim is to distribute our products through a network of franchisees who manage their own showroom in line with our concept while getting ongoing help, assistance and support from us.

Our development strategy is to reach 100 showrooms in UK in 2020.

Be Involved In a Buoyant Market

UK is the 3rd largest consumer of kitchen furniture in Europe. It is unarguable that most UK householders now put a high value on the Interior Design of their home, high quality fitted kitchens will play a major part. Fitted kitchens are now the norm and no longer a luxury. A kitchen is now at the heart of your home and represents a place where we spend most of our time.

Opening a Schmidt’s showroom goes hand in hand with a great turnover and a profitable business. Not only do you join a brand associated with quality but also the 5th kitchen manufacturer and the leading brand in Europe.

Schmidt is always at your side. Independent, but not on your own!

Schmidt is at your side on a daily basis in assisting you with the success of your showroom. You will get support from various departments; you will receive marketing advice, IT support, sales administration assistance, recommendations for your showroom’s layout, and more.

Training

Schmidt offers a 10 weeks fully comprehensive training programme. This training, both theoretical and practical, will enable you to acquire the required skills to perform efficiently in your new role. At the end of the training, you and your team will:

  • have a great product knowledge
  • feel comfortable in applying Schmidt’s sales techniques,
  • know how to design kitchens with our CAD design software,
  • be able to confidently use reporting and management software tools.

The assistance is permanent before, during and after the showroom’s opening. We have put in place a training programme that can only guarantee your success.

Three Financing Partners

A Schmidt’s showroom is financed by:

  • you, and your personal investment
  • the bank that finances the refurbishment of the showroom
  • and Schmidt’s financing with regards to the interior concept

Schmidt will finance up to 30% of the overall project.

In collaboration with your accountant, we will help you to set up your business plan. In addition to this, we will come with you to the bank and help you to present your business plan in order to secure the loan.

  • Your showroom is profitable in no time
  • No Entry Fees & No Royalties.
  • No Stock: Kitchens are delivered directly to the consumer.
  • No Cash Flow Issues: You receive a 40% deposit from the consumer at the order.
  • A Comfortable Margin: 40% gross margin.
  • A Swift Return on Investment: On average, a Schmidt’s showroom is paid back within 2 years (After year one).

Franchisee profile

Preferably a business minded person with a passion for sales. We are looking for leaders with hands on approach involved 100% in their business.

Having knowledge in the kitchen industry is not necessary at all as we provide a comprehensive training programme that will enable you to reach success.

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