September 06, 2011 // Franchising.com // Alpharetta, GA — Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), an established global leader in commercial cleaning, announced today its expansion into the Australia/New Zealand market, with the addition of the Jan-Pro of Australia and New Zealand Master Franchise.
The new Jan-Pro Master Franchise facilities will be officially opened September 1st in Melbourne, with plans to expand shortly thereafter in Sydney, Adelaide and Auckland. The move continues to develop the strength of Jan-Pro as an established global commercial cleaning brand, one that has been ranked #9 in the world by Entrepreneur Magazine, in their just released "Top Global Franchises for 2011" list.
"With the growing concern worldwide over pandemics, our clients in Australia want to take preventative action to combat bacteria and infectious diseases in educational and business environments," said Riaz Rafiq, Jan-Pro Australia and New Zealand Master Franchise Owner. "Jan-Pro's unique EnviroShield disinfectant system will add a measure of comfort and security for our clients."
Interest levels have indeed been very high, as Rafiq has already signed a wide range of new Australian clients for his Jan-Pro operation, including the well-respected, Best Chance Child Family Care Center in Mulgrave, Victoria. The center has chosen the Jan-Pro EnviroShield disinfectant system to maintain the top level healthy environment their clients have come to expect.
A $155 billion industry, commercial cleaning has grown significantly worldwide in the past 10 years. Viewed as recession resistant and highly stable, cleaning industry experts recognize professional cleaning as one of the fastest growing businesses for the next decade.
"We are proud that Jan-Pro has become a recognized franchise brand worldwide," said Rich Kissane, President & CEO, Jan-Pro. "The launch of our new Australian Master Franchise fits perfectly as the next step in our business growth model."
"Today Australia is one of the world's leading countries," continued Rafiq. "And now we have a leading brand in commercial cleaning."
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries and accolades from around the world.
SOURCE: Jan-Pro International, Inc.