Franchising our success
Founded by South African entrepreneur Ivor Benn in 1976, the company today exports resurfacing products to franchise operations in more than 20 countries. And, with fantastic opportunities still available in new and emerging markets, Mend A Bath International is constantly expanding its franchise network.
Ivor first realised the tremendous business potential while sitting on top of the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town more than 42 years ago. Looking out over the myriad city lights that evening, he saw the untapped opportunity that lay in each of the homes below – thousands of bathtubs, basins and tiles potentially in need of refinishing.
He turned this potential into reality through passion, and his bathtub resurfacing business began to make a global splash.
Today, the late Ivor’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on as our franchisees successfully run their independent operations following our highly effective business format.
Each franchise owner is trained in all aspects of the resurfacing business at our international headquarters in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Mend A Bath International head office manufactures its own unique resurfacing products, ensuring the highest quality coating products for our franchisees and their clients.