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Franchising opportunities in Africa – why you should consider Pirtek

In today’s tough economic climate, many people are looking for alternative ways to make money. What used to be seen as a safe, secure option (ie a 9 – 5 job) can easily lead to early retirements or even an unstable financial environment.

Franchising offers a number of benefits to entrepreneurial minded people. Not only do you get to be your own boss, but you can ensure that you are able to secure your financial future by running and managing your own business.

Pirtek is a service-orientated company, which is something unique in the African hydraulic and industrial hose market. Companies are faced with increased productivity demands and Pirtek has become the go-to company for companies who use hydraulic and industrial hoses.

While Pirtek cenres are generally managed by the owners, you will have all the backup and support you need when you buy a Pirtek franchise. For example, we can give you the option of employing an operations manager that can assist you on various levels of your business. The business formula isn’t only successful in South Africa and Africa, but also throughout Europe, Australia, South East Asia and America, amongst other countries.

A further benefit of owning a Pirtek franchise is the fact that you don’t need to be an industrial engineer or have prior experience of the industrial industry. We can help you with everything from product knowledge to ongoing support on how to manage your business and take it to the next level.

Contact Pirtek today to find out more about investing in a Pirtek franchise.

Your Guide to Checking and Maintaining Brake Hoses

Your brake system is one of the most important components in your vehicle. If it fails, there is a very real chance you could be involved in a serious collision or accident on the road. It is therefore vitally important that you carry out proper checks and maintenance on your vehicle’s brake hoses. Below we’ll take a closer look at how to properly check and maintain your brake hoses.


Checking your brake hoses is relatively simple, especially if you are familiar with the structure of your vehicle. Once you’ve located the hoses (consult your service manual if you struggle to find them) check them for drips, bubbles, chaffing, cracking, bulging or any other visual signs of wear and tear. Once they’ve passed your visual inspection, it’s time to feel the brake hoses. Your brake hoses should be firm, but not so firm that they’re brittle. Soft hoses are too weak whilst hard hoses are more susceptible to cracking or bursting.


Partner yourself or your company with an experienced service provider who can professionally check and perform any maintenance or repairs relating to the brake hoses or related mechanical parts. Identifying technical or maintenance issues as early as possible will save time and money in the long run, while also ensuring safety is kept a priority.

Get in touch with the team here at Pirtek today to learn more about our outstanding array of quality brake hoses and other products.