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Alunite Franchise Listing

The Alunite franchise was developed by the same management team that runs the successful Lumber City Group.





Vital Stats

  • Company: Alunite
  • Nature of Franchise: Manufacture and installation of aluminium products
  • Established: 2006
  • Footprint: 15 franchise stores
  • Investment Required:
    • Set-up Cost =                             R130 000
    • Entrance Fee =                           R 30 000
    • Initial Working Capital =              R130 000
    • Total Investment Required =  R290 000

About The Brand


The Alunite franchise was developed by the same management team that runs the successful Lumber City Group. The Lumber City franchise established in 1979 currently has 25 independent stores in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Nigeria. Lumber City opened its first glass and aluminium business in Cape Town in 1989. By adapting and improving this highly successful business model over the years and compiling a comprehensive operations manual, the Alunite franchise has been established as an attractive and affordable business opportunity for franchisees.

Alunite franchises manufacture and fit standard and purpose-made aluminium products, including casement and sliding windows, single and double hinge doors, domestic and heavy duty sliding doors, shower doors, shop fronts, and patio and braai enclosures, amongst other products. Branches also specialise in the replacement of old wood and steel windows with custom-made aluminium products.

Related: Aluminium Door And Window Manufacturing

Franchisee Selection Criteria

Alunite franchisees come from all sectors. The ideal franchisee is a motivated, innovative and hardworking people’s person who has passion, business acumen and drive to succeed. Technical knowledge and experience of Alunite products is not essential as comprehensive training and a complete operations manual are provided.

Franchisor Support

Head office offers detailed factory lay-outs, plans of all the fixtures and fittings required, lists of machinery, tools and all other equipment is provided, as well as a comprehensive product knowledge compilation. In the training process, lots of time is spent on budgeting, goal setting, forward planning, how to use the job card systems, the price lists, the calculating programs for each and every product and our quoting formula’s.

The franchisor continuously updates price lists, calculator programs, job card systems and is on standby seven days a week to assist the franchisee.

Your Investment

door-manufacturingThe set-up cost (R130 000) covers all the machinery, tools, fixtures, fittings, furniture, administrative necessities, deposits, etc. whilst the balance of the money (R160 000) is used for the entrance fee, initial working capital and unforeseen expenses.

A 180m2 to 240m2 factory space is ample for an Alunite operation. It takes six weeks to two months from the application to opening date. The estimated time to break-even varies from store to store depending on the operator. In some cases break-even was reached within the first three months.

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Application Process

  • Study the website and obtain passwords to view the business plans
  • Contact head office with any questions and queries
  • Determine whether the potential franchisee has the required capital
  • Pay initial fee
  • Sign the franchise agreement and secure the mutually agreed upon area of operation
  • Receive the operations manual
  • Start one to six week plan to open the new Alunite store.

About Alunite’s products

Glass and Mirrors

Glass of various popular thicknesses and textures is stocked. Clear class from 2mm to 6mm, safety glass, obscure glass, and 3mm, 4mm and 6mm mirrors can be carried in stock sheets.

Patio and shower doors

Standard patio doors and side-lights are stocked in popular sizes for the DIY and domestic market. The most popular sizes are 1,8m, 2,4m and 3m.  Also readily available to the market are patio doors up to 6m wide.

All Alunite’s manufacture their own domestic and heavy duty (shop front) sliding doors to the exact specifications of the customer.

A range of shower doors is also available in popular sizes and styles.

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Casement and horizontal sliding windows are manufactured in stores but are also available from Alunite’s suppliers. The aluminium extrusions are available in various colours with white being the most popular. The cutting and assembling of window frames and glazing are done instore.

Enclosures and stack-away doors

enclosures-and-stack-away-doorsEnclosures, where shop front aluminium extrusions are used, are very specialised and in great demand. Enclosing restaurants, patios, braai areas, pools etc. has become very popular.

The stack-away doors manufactured and fitted by all our Alunite branches are very popular. This product does not have the limitations of sliding doors and virtually the complete width of the door can be opened (or just a section).

Specialised items

Non-standard manufactured items are exciting to Alunite franchisees. The availability of a wide variety of aluminium extrusions enables Alunite to design and manufacture almost anything.

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Remove and replace

replace-and-removeReplacing old steel and wooden windows and doors in older houses with aluminium products is an increasing trend throughout South Africa. High margins are attained as homeowners are willing to pay for upgrading and modernising their property.

Low maintenance

Aluminium windows and doors are low maintenance. It does not rot, warp, rust or the paint does not peel. Most sub-economical houses are now fitted with aluminium windows. With the enormous housing backlog, the demand for our products will  increase exponentially.

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Sunburst Electric

Sunburst Electric is an electrical contracting franchise which services the residential and commercial markets, by offering repairs, upgrades and installations, while delivering high customer satisfaction by getting the job done right the first time. With over 270 possible Sunburst Electric franchise locations nationwide, the perfect fit for you is out there.

Our pre-selected locations are known as “Zones”. Purchasing a zone will allow a franchisee to trade and market in that area. We have based the designated zones as per research that was conducted by a research consulting firm.

A franchisee can purchase a maximum of 2 zones at a time, purchasing multiple zones will enable the franchisee to receive a discounted price on the other zones.

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What makes a great Zone for a Sunburst Electric franchise?

A great Zone does not necessarily mean the biggest zone. A good zone would be classified as either a zone that has many households to potentially service or a zone that is high in terms of LSM (Living Standards Measure) as they have the disposable income for the service offering. Although, some zones may have a large number of households but the LSM may be lower making the zone good to invest in but not great. The same applies for a zone that may have fewer households but with a higher LSM.

Top Zones per Province:


  • Sandton
  • Krugersdorp
  • Groenkloof
  • Randburg
  • Alberton
  • Bedfordview
  • Boksburg
  • Irene

Western Cape:

  • Strand
  • Stellenbosch
  • Cape Town
  • Hout Bay
  • George
  • Bellville

Eastern Cape:

  • Jeffery’s Bay
  • Grahamstown
  • Port Elizabeth
  • East London
  • Queenstown
  • King Williams Town

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Northern Cape:

  • Kimberly
  • Uppington


  • Durban South
  • Ladysmith
  • Richards Bay
  • Umhlanga
  • Amazimtoti
  • Pinetown

North West:

  • Rustenburg North East
  • Rustenburg South West


  • Thabazimbi
  • Polokwane
  • Tzaneen
  • Phalaborwa


  • Witbank/Middleburg
  • Lydenburg
  • Secunda/Standerton

Free State:

  • Sasolburg
  • Bloemfontein

If you want to learn more reasons to invest in an electrical franchise, or if you would like to take the next step in joining Sunburst Electric, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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The Daily Coffee Café Franchise Group is a fast-growing and truly South African owned coffee café franchise.




About the Brand

The Daily Coffee Café Franchise Group is a fast-growing and truly South African owned coffee café franchise.

Inspired by the café life prevalent from Cape Town to New York, our popular coffee cafés are renowned for their appeal and high standards in coffee, food, service and décor, underlined by the much talked about New-York-meets-Karoo interior design theme of our cafés.

We are driven by our passion for people and an underlying desire to extend our footprint so that more people can come home to The Daily Coffee Café’s good coffee and be hooked by our warm emotions.

Franchisee Selection Criteria

We award franchises to those who can relate to and buy into The Daily Coffee Café franchise concept, who are willing to keep to the rules and keen to follow through on our systems. At the same time we also encourage independent thinking.

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Qualities that we look for in our franchisees:

  • A passion to make the franchise work
  • Enthusiasm
  • Setting high standards with a drive to achieve them
  • Full focus on the business
  • Business sense and experience
  • The ability to use own initiative
  • Passionate about people
  • Service orientated
  • Relationship builders
  • Financially independent.

How We Support You

Upon signing the franchise agreement, we secure the best location for the franchise. Our involvement escalates during start-up when our full team comes aboard to prepare the café for opening day. This includes shop fitting, logistics, recruitment and skills transfer. We furthermore ensure that the franchisee understands and buys into the ethos of the business.

From there on our support team consisting of the CEO, COO, operations manager, corporate chefs, corporate barista, brand developer and content writer, actively continue to support the franchise in matters ranging from managing the business through to quality control and refresher training.

Your Investment:

  • Average timeframe from application approval to opening doors: 45 days.
  • Establishment cost: R900 000, site specific.
  • Initial stock cost: R30 000.
  • Estimated time frame to reach break-even: Within three months.
  • Average size of operation: 150 m² to 200 m².
  • Monthly royalty fee: 5% of turnover.
  • Recommended staff: Up to ten, including manager.

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Application Process

The following main activities follow once the parties have agreed to open a new franchise:

  • Signing of the agreement
  • Selecting a suitable location for the business
  • Preparation of and outfitting the premises
  • Introduction to our suppliers
  • Two weeks of training
  • Opening day
  • On-site support for ten days after opening date
  • Full access thereafter to our support team.

Vital Stats


Company The Daily Coffee Café Franchise Group
Nature of Franchise Coffee café franchise


Established 2013
Footprint 15 cafés in South Africa


Total Set-up Cost R900 000,
depending on site
Initial Franchise Fee None
Management Fees 5% of turnover
Marketing Fee None

Hot spots

As an established brand, The Daily Coffee Café offers an investment opportunity in South Africa’s lucrative and fast-growing market for recognised coffee-related destinations.

Contact details

Contact Person Adriaan de Bruyn
Call +27 (0)82 781 0899

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Let’s start at the beginning

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Unfortunately, the Mr. Electric name is registered to another entity in South Africa, therefore the franchise was renamed to Sunburst Electric. The franchise system has been in global operation since 1994 and with a huge gap in the South African market for excellent customer service in the electrical industry, it made absolute sense to launch this well known, global electrical contracting franchise on South African soil.

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Why choose Sunburst Electric?

With over 30 years experience, franchisees can place confidence in the fact that Sunburst Electric is a globally proven franchise system. Local as well as international support is readily available to all franchisees, from operational and marketing support, to day-to-day business support. Sunburst Electric aims to help our franchisees succeed.

Our focus is Expert Electrical Service accompanied with providing excellent customer service by getting the job done right the first time.

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Complete turnkey solution

Joining a Sunburst Electric franchise means that you will get a complete turnkey solution. The setup cost is inclusive of equipment, hardware and software, marketing material, training as well as a fully branded vehicle. The great part is that, as a franchisee you could leave Head Office, after your extremely valuable and informative training and start working immediately without waiting another second to start making profits.

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