About Us

Mend A Bath International is the most successful sanitaryware resurfacing franchise network worldwide.

Every year, our franchisees refinish thousands of worn out baths and bathroom fittings in homes, hotels, hospitals and other institutions globally.

Franchising our success

Founded by South African entrepreneur Ivor Benn in 1976, the company today exports resurfacing products to franchise operations in more than 20 countries.

And, with fantastic opportunities still available in new and emerging markets, Mend A Bath International is constantly expanding its franchise network.

Ivor first realised the tremendous business potential while sitting on top of the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town more than 35 years ago.

Looking out over the myriad city lights that evening, he saw the untapped opportunity that lay in each of the homes below – thousands of baths, basins and tiles potentially in need of refinishing.

He turned this potential into reality through passion, and his bath resurfacing business began to make a global splash.

Today, the late Ivor’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on as our franchisees successfully run their independent operations following our highly effective business format.

Each franchise owner is trained in all aspects of the resurfacing business at our international headquarters in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The Mend A Bath International head office manufactures its own unique resurfacing products, ensuring the highest quality coating products for our franchisees and their clients.

Our mission statement

We are committed to:

  • Remaining the leading sanitaryware resurfacing network in the world through ongoing product research and development, and by offering excellent service to our franchise network.
  • Quality by striving continually to exceed the increasing expectations of our franchisees and customers.
  • Health and safety by ensuring that our activities do not harm anyone and protecting our employees, contractors, neighbours, customers or the general public from conditions that could cause health hazards.
  • The environment by applying sound environmental management practices in all our activities and at all levels of the organisation.

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