In the past week, Pirtek has announced two new locations in the Western United States, with its 7th service and supply center in Orange, Calif. and its first location in Salt Lake City. Pirtek provides onsite hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services to a number of different industries.
Kelly Curran, the owner of Pirtek OC, has operated a successful landscaping business for 32 years. “I thought it would be a good opportunity for me,” Curran said. “In my landscaping business, I dealt with a lot of equipment that uses hydraulics. I was aware of the need and it surprised me there wasn’t a Pirtek in Orange.”
Pirtek Salt Lake City also opened in late June. Todd Miceli knows firsthand the importance of properly maintained and functioning hydraulic hoses. A former, successful owner of a construction equipment rental franchise, Miceli said this knowledge was a factor that prompted him to consider his own franchise.
“As someone who owned 400 pieces of construction equipment, I understood the need for keeping equipment in top working shape, and the negative impact it has on businesses when it’s not,” Miceli said.
Miceli’s background lends itself well to PIRTEK ownership. He opened his rental franchise in 2005 and turned it into a successful business. After receiving his formal education from University of Rochester-Simon Business School, he served as chief financial officer for several companies.
There are 70 Pirtek franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. The only franchise of its kind, the company has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries. Pirtek’s highly trained technicians eliminate downtime by performing maintenance services onsite in the event of a hydraulic or pneumatic hose failure.
Curran said that Pirtek OC is centrally located in a dense manufacturing area with a large rental yard nearby. It is also just down the road from the Honda Center, an ice arena that is home to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League.
The new center has three Mobile Service Vehicles, three technicians and an operations manager. The new Service & Supply Center is at 1450 W. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867.
Salt Lake’s Miceli will seek business from the usual client base: manufacturing, recycling, construction and related businesses. But the area also has activity related to gas and oil exploration and production. Beyond that, Miceli said that Pirtek is poised to offer service to the seven ski resorts that lie 45 minutes or so from his center.