Ace Hardware International
Ace Hardware International

About Ace Hardware International

Ace Hardware International has been serving its customers since 1924. It has grown into the largest hardware franchise company in the world, providing its franchisees with wholesale excellence, retail support and strong brand awareness that are unmatched with other international hardware brands.

Known as the “Helpful Place”, Ace Hardware was named the seventh largest franchise operation in the 2012 Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise System list. Ace Hardware franchises have been in the list’s top 10 each year since the list debuted in 2005.

Here’s why investors choose Ace International:

  • Globally trusted and established brand
  • Worldwide support, training and leadership
  • Comprehensive training program
  • International distribution capabilities
  • Region-specific product assortments

Click here to download the Ace Hardware International brochure.

Globally Trusted, Locally Embraced

As the largest home improvement franchise company in the world, with over 4,850 stores and sales totaling over $4 billion, Ace Hardware provides its international retail partners with the requisites to build a solid enterprise. Ace Hardware stores operate in over 60 countries and the numbers continue to grow.

Ace Brand
In business since 1924, the Ace brand ranks among the top 100 most recognized brands in the world and is known as the place with the helpful hardware people. With the continued vision to be the best, most helpful hardware stores on the planet, Ace Hardware and its retail associates remain dedicated to the core values of service, convenience and quality for its customers.

Flexible Model
While the brand equity of Ace is worldwide, the Ace model encourages its retailers to apply local and regional expertise to the business. Whether it’s a 100,000 square foot home improvement center or 4000 square foot hardware store, Ace recognizes that being  customized to the local marketplace, is the cornerstone of a successful business.

Global Distribution
With an emphasis on global sourcing and regional distribution, Ace Hardware’s distribution network features three international distribution centers in Shanghai, Panama City and Dubai; 15 retail support centers within the United States and 2 freight-forwarding operations on the East and West coast of the United States.

Retail Support
The combined talents of Ace’s retail support team consisting of project management, training, operations, and marketing will provide a foundation for the retailer as the first stores build out. On a more local level, retailers also have regional business support teams that will continue educating on sales and ongoing retail best practices.

Build Your Ace International Franchise

With an established legacy of growth and success, operational excellence and a strong financial portfolio, Ace Hardware franchises continue to blanket the globe with high-performing hardware stores. And with lower costs and a globally recognized brand you have a clear path to build the foundation for a successful Ace International franchise.

Convert Your Existing Store

Existing home improvement store owners also have a great opportunity to convert their store and join the largest international franchise in the convenience hardware industry. Owning and operating an Ace franchise has its distinct advantages— shared innovations, corporate marketing insight, state-of-the-art retailing design and a strong global supply chain, just to name a few.

When you convert to Ace, you get:

  • Lower Cost of Goods = Increased Margins & Greater Profitability
  • Exclusive Licensing Rights
  • Stock Ownership
  • Strategic and Business Management Support
  • Globally Recognized Brand

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