become a winzer franchise

Become a Franchise Owner

More than 35 years ago, Klaus Wuerth started International Metric Supply, a new business in Culver City. California, dedicated to supplying hard-to-find fasteners and other products to the booming import car repair market.

As the company grew, it was renamed, Winzer. While initially structured with a traditional sales staff, the success of the business demanded a marketing model that could expand more quickly and provide high levels of innovation in customer service. To meet these needs, Klaus and Winzer implemented the first franchise sales model in the commercial fastener industry, equipping knowledgeable and capable professionals with products, services, and resources on which to build a branded independent business.

Today, Winzer franchisees market more than 1 million different fasteners, tools, and other supplies to customers in the automotive, fleet, and industrial marketplace. Our company supports these sales with a wide range of marketing tools, training and demonstration activities, a proprietary online sales support system, and four state-of-the-art distribution centers that provide rapid delivery to all 50 states.

A departure from the traditional model, the Winzer franchise is as unique as you. Unlike a conventional sales force, each Winzer franchise is an independently owned and operated business. As a franchise owner, you are in complete control – from the types of accounts on which you call and the products you sell to the quantities you ship and the prices you charge, you are the driving force in your success. Additionally, the sales management function is completely eliminated from the business equation.

Winzer takes away the daily chores of running a business, allowing each franchise the ability to focus on customer relations and increasing sales. Furthermore, as a Winzer franchise, you will have access to an ever-expanding product line of more than one million fasteners, tools, and other supplies that generally ship within 24 hours from one of our four automated distribution centers. 

A critical component in the Winzer system is the staff that Winzer employs to support its franchise network. From Customer Service and Information Technology to Product Development, Marketing, Purchasing, Accounting, and Distribution, Winzer franchisees are supported by a tenured staff of dedicated professionals. Our staff can help you find business solutions, provide hands-on support when you or your customers need it, and make certain that the products and services you require are available when you need them.

To find out more about becoming a Winzer franchise fill out this online form here, or call 800-527-4126 ext. 4300.

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The Freedom

  • Keep Your Independence
  • Simplify Your Operation
  • Reduce Overhead Costs
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The Product

  • 1 Million+ Products Available
  • 650+ Different Categories
  • ...or Source Products on Your Own
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The Support

  • Partner With a Full-Line Supplier
  • Consolidate Your Vendors
  • We Have a 99% Fill Rate
  • No Broker Fees

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NOTE: This website is not a franchise offering. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted, or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise offering circular. Follow-up or individualized responses to you that involve either effecting or attempting to effect the sale of a franchise will be made only if we are first in compliance with state registration requirements.