MORAN FAMILY OF BRANDS OPENS FIRST INTERNATIONAL LOCATION IN NIGERIA

|
01/05/2019
Contents

Franchise Recently Opened Auto Repair Store and Distribution Center in Lagos.

Midlothian, IL (January 05, 2019) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and driver safety products, announced the addition of its first international location with a Mr. Transmission/Milex co-branded store in Nigeria. The shop had a soft opening in mid-2018 and will hold a grand opening later this month.

Moran broke ground several years ago on its first foreign location, which will be in the Lekki Peninsula area of Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria. The new, 38,000 square foot facility in Nigeria features the central company headquarters, a distribution center and the Mr. Transmission/Milex store. To this point, Moran has more than 120 franchised locations, all based in the United States.

The franchise is owned by Temi Adelu-Davis and her husband Glen Davis. The couple will also serve as area developers for the Mr. Transmission/Milex brand in Nigeria and will bring a total of 10 franchises to the country over the next seven years. Temi was born in Nigeria before moving to the United States and earning an MBA, while Glen owned an auto repair store in Houston for eight years.

Temi Adelu-Davis first approached Moran five years ago about the possibility of starting a franchise in Nigeria. She felt there were many significant opportunities in the country, which has several small independent car repair shops but almost no national chains that focus exclusively on repair. Most of the current service options are small, unskilled operations or large auto dealerships, which are expensive and place more of an emphasis on car sales than repair.

“Despite having the best economic climate in the entire continent of Africa, Nigeria is severely lacking when it comes to the quality of auto repair,” said Adelu-Davis. “Our goal is to change the entire environment in Nigeria to improve and modernize its auto repair services. Our Mr. Transmission/Milex store will provide fair pricing to our customers and educate them on how best to maintain their vehicles.”

With the lack of available options in the country, Adelu-Davis said it is not uncommon to see cars parked on the side of the road for long periods of time. Their Milex store will be able to guarantee an oil change within 30 minutes, while to this point the service can often take three hours in most locations in Nigeria.

The Mr. Transmission/Milex store had been planning on a slow growth leading up to the grand opening, but a high demand from customers led to the shop servicing 30-40 cars per day. It accelerated their hiring plans by employing five technicians with an eventual goal of 10. Adelu-Davis said the franchise will promote the warranties it offers on parts and labor, as well as its competitive prices and speed of service. She also said they have received strong interest from potential franchisees to bring Mr. Transmission/Milex stores to other areas of Nigeria.

“We are extremely proud to add Moran’s first international location by opening a Mr. Transmission/Milex store and distribution center in Nigeria,” said Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands. “Temi Adedu-Davis has worked tirelessly to bring a premiere auto repair franchise to her native country and become a trusted resource for residents of Lagos. We believe there is a tremendous opportunity to improve auto repair throughout the country by bringing additional franchise locations to Nigeria.”

The Mr. Transmission/Milex operation offers a comprehensive selection of automotive repair and maintenance services. The Mr. Transmission brand specializes in repair and installation of a vehicle’s transmission systems and drivetrain components. Milex provides customers with preventative maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repair, and radiator and cooling systems and engine repair along with a full range of diagnostic services.

Contents

Let's Talk

Single Post Form

A contact us form.

Name
Address

related blogs

05/21/2024
Comparing Automatic and Manual transmissions

Automatic vs. Manual: Which One Should You Choose? Trying to decide between a stick shift or an automatic? Mr. Transmission can help you take a closer look at the ins and outs of both automatic and manual transmissions and give you the lowdown to make a choice that's right for you. What’s the Difference? To […]

Read More
04/01/2024
Matt Crouch

Franchising Gives Family of Veterans a New Mission At the Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care location in Kansas City, Missouri, auto repair is a family affair. Matthew Crouch and his family exemplify how military veterans can successfully transition to franchise ownership. Military Background: A Foundation for Success Matthew Crouch, his father Russell, and his brother […]

Read More
03/01/2024
Transmission Replacement

Is It Time to Replace My Transmission? Facing the possibility of needing a transmission replacement can be discouraging, given the complexity and cost associated with the repair. But, if your car is reaching the 100,000-mile mark, it’s time to start planning for the possibility of a big-ticket repair to ensure it continues to run smoothly […]

Read More
11/19/2023
I’m a Mechanic: The Best $100 You Can Spend on Your Car’s Maintenance

You take your vitamins, eat well, exercise and wash your hands to prevent getting sick and going to the doctor’s office, and you should take the same preventative steps with your car. Maintaining your car can extend its life and help prevent major repairs that will cost you a fortune in the shop. Here are some […]

Read More
11/15/2023
BEAT THE CHILL: WINTER CAR PREP

Winter in the United States is no joke for many parts of the country. The snow, ice, and biting cold can be a real challenge, especially for our cars. But with a little bit of prep, you can ensure your vehicle is ready to face the frosty months ahead. Here are Milex Mr. Transmission's recommendations […]

Read More
10/05/2023
I’m a Mechanic: Here Are 8 Money-Saving Car Maintenance Tips for This Fall

With fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your car in tip-top shape for the cooler, stormy months ahead. Taking steps to ensure your car is prepared for the season is crucial to not only ensure your safety but also to save money in both the short and long term. Who better […]

Read More
08/17/2023
BACK TO COLLEGE CAR CARE TIPS

Join our Oklahoma City Mr. Transmission/Milex owner Roman with some car care tips for going back to school as featured on Oklahoma's News 9!

Read More
07/01/2023
Car care tips ahead of expected Fourth of July weekend travel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- AAA projects 50.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day weekend, setting a new record for the holiday. Mr. Transmission in Clarksville joined WDRB Mornings to talk about car care tips. Here are some areas on the car Mr. Transmission professionals recommend checking to ensure […]

Read More
06/08/2023
FIVE RED FLAGS OF LOW TRANSMISSION FLUID

Recognizing the red flags of low transmission fluid levels is crucial for preserving the performance and longevity of your vehicle's transmission system. Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care have symptoms to keep on your radar. MAINTAINING CAR FLUIDS Fluids play a crucial role in the proper functioning of various systems and components in a car. […]

Read More
04/27/2023
SUMMERTIME RULES OF THE ROAD

As you stock up on sunscreen and prep for fun in the sun, Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care has a handy list of road trip tips to follow to stay safe this summer. And we’re here to make sure your car is ready for high temperatures. ROAD TRIP TIPS Memorial Day weekend kicks off […]

Read More
1 2 3 20
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram