TOP PHOTO: RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY (L-R) Normann Chiu, ValuePlus president; Jett Martel Jandusay, VPX Batangas City operations manager; Menjie Jandusay, VPX Batangas City treasurer; John Alvin Jandusay, VPX Batangas City branch manager; Mark Saberola, ValuePlus general manager; and Richmann Uy, ValuePlus chief financial officer
With high hopes for the rest of the year, as the country bounces back from the pandemic, Value Plus Auto Service Express (VPX), the franchising brand of Value Plus Auto Services Philippines Inc., forges ahead with its first franchise expansion in Batangas City.
Established in 2013, VPX is an after-market auto service that’s dedicated to helping millions of drivers across the metro with their automotive concerns. With the official opening of VPX Batangas City, VPX proudly welcomes to its family Jandusay and Sons, its newest ValuePlus franchisee-partners.
Brothers John Alvin Jandusay and Jet Martell Jandusay, along with their father Hanniel, had first started thinking about putting up a business in 2018 and came across ValuePlus online. “We were considering several different types of businesses. But we got to thinking, ‘Why should we go for the common? Let’s be different!’” shared John Alvin, the 24-year-old branch manager of VPX Batangas City. As car enthusiasts themselves, the family decided to partner with VPX and franchise their own “casa alternative.”
With the opening of VPX Batangas City, last May 26, ValuePlus now has four branches in its franchising program, two of which are in Metro Manila.
The VPX franchise is one of the most competitive businesses in the industry, shared VPX general manager Mark Saberola. “ValuePlus is founded on a sound business model that’s been proven to be crisis-proof. Despite the pandemic, all our branches have thrived. With our newly introduced Starter Package, ranging from P4.5M-P7M, franchisees can have their very own auto repair shop up and running in two to three months. We assure our partners that ValuePlus will guide them every step of the way,” he added.
The family-owned VPX Batangas City branch, located along Batangas-Tabangao-Lobo Road in Barangay Libjo, officially opened its 300-sqm repair shop this second quarter and is ready to cater to the needs of drivers in this part of South Luzon. VPX Batangas City enters the market at the most opportune time, with more Filipinos relying on private transportation to stay safe from COVID-19.
To date, according to Saberola, around 3.5 million cars are no longer covered by their manufacturer’s warranty. And thus, car owners seek trusted auto repair service providers for their vehicles’ needs. “While there may be many other auto repair shop franchises, the unique advantage of ValuePlus is the quality of their work and the expertise of the personnel. From the managers to the technicians, they are all very professional and skilled. They know exactly how to fix your cars,” shared Jet.
As first-time franchisees, Jandusay and Sons found great confidence in VPX, especially as they were guided by management through numerous trainings to further learn the ropes of the business. “The training was very thorough, and the management was very hands on during the training. All our questions and concerns were addressed, so now we’re more knowledgeable about the workflow,” said Jet. “You can’t learn a business in just 30 days, but with the help of VPX management, we felt more secure and confident. Partnering up with them was definitely the best decision.”
Saberola urged other business-minded individuals who have long wanted to start their own enterprise to consider franchising programs such as theirs. “Though we are an almost decade-old brand and our systems are well-established, we still work closely with our franchisees to ensure that we provide the direction and assistance they need in building up their business,” said Saberola. “We want to help them achieve their dream; their success is our success, too.”
If you would like to start your own casa and need a full-proof plan to achieve it, VPX is here to help! ValuePlus is not just a provider of auto repair services, but a complete business solutions provider. Inquire today.
For more information about VPX and the franchising opportunities of ValuePlus send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0917-637-2085 or visit their social fb.com/solutionsvpx.