February 28, 2008 // Franchising.com // - Sir Speedy Printing has expanded its international network of printing center franchises, awarding an area franchise for India to Chandra Narra and HiQ Business Solutions. The first Sir Speedy center in India has opened in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Chandra Narra, CEO of Sir Speedy India, remarked, "We plan to open more than 200 Sir Speedy locations in the next decade. Our confidence in this vision is supported by Sir Speedy's 40 years of success opening hundreds of printing businesses and their experience in other countries including the Middle East and Asia."
Sir Speedy India's first printing center location, in Jubilee Hills, serves the area between the center of Hyderabad and Hi Tech City. Future locations will provide full service convenience to other parts of the metropolitan area. Sir Speedy India has installed equipment and software technology for document design, printing, finishing and bindery, with an emphasis on digital printing.
"Chandra Narra understands the marketplace and the opportunity to help India's business customers adopt a new way to achieve their business objectives. He is an entrepreneur with vision and commitment to fulfilling customers' needs which has been the foundation of Sir Speedy's success for decades," said Richard Lowe, president of Sir Speedy, Inc.
Sir Speedy's development in India follows the opening of Sir Speedy operations in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, further expanding Sir Speedy's presence in the Gulf Coast region. The new Gulf Coast Area Franchise, beginning operations in Saudi Arabia, joins Sir Speedy U.A.E., which has opened multiple Sir Speedy Printing centers over the last 10 years.
Don Lowe, CEO of Franchise Services, Inc., parent company of Sir Speedy, Inc., expressed, "Our management team understands adaptation of market characteristics, traditions, cultural values, and both established and changing business practices. Our experience in North, Central and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe contribute to our industry-leading position worldwide. We are excited to add India to our international roster."
About Sir Speedy, Inc.
Sir Speedy is the world's largest printing network that spans nearly 1,000 locations in 18 countries. Sir Speedy offers exceptional value to its business market by providing a full range of services including graphic design, printing, copying, finishing, posters and banners, and advertising specialty items. Sir Speedy centers also offer expanded services such as mailing and fulfillment, scanning and archiving, integrated direct marketing programs, Web-to-print solutions and more.
Sir Speedy has received numerous awards including the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500, Printing Impressions 400, Quick Printing magazine and a Franchise 50 Award.