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Carlin sales direct, S.A. has opened one Center in Galicia, which already adds 54 premises operating in this autonomous community. Madrid, 9 July 2009-direct sales Carlin, S.A., the franchise chain dedicated to stationery, continues to expand its network that now has 497 centers. The last opening of the signature has taken place in Pontevedra (Galicia), being this last one the center number 54 of all those who operate in this community. The new premises, CARLIN STATIONERS, S.L., has 210 m 2 of surface to the public and began its activities on 15 June.

This new Centre, located in the Pontevedra town of La Estrada, more specifically in the Castelao, 9 Street, joins the franchise network of CARLiN in Galicia, which offers its services to 20,000 SMEs of the Galician community. According to the Earl brothers, Paul and July, franchisees this last shop, the decision to work with CARLiN owners emerged from the idea of investing in a business with opportunities. Proof of this, is the the fact that these same franchisees have with other three stores CARLiN, an Ofimarket (aimed at servicing companies) and a warehouse, all of them within the Galician province of Pontevedra. Global figures today, the network of franchises CARLiN is present with 497, of which 490 are managed by franchisees and franchises 7 are of their own. Outside our borders, there are 31 franchises CARLiN found in Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Morocco and Portugal. During 2008 the chain had a turnover of 160 million euros through its nearly 500 franchises.

The net turnover of Carlin in the past financial year amounts to nearly 3 million euros. About Carlin direct sales, S.A. CARLiN is dedicated to the marketing of materials and office furniture, supplies of stationery and computer science through comfortable hiperpapelerias self-service stores for online sales and distribution. The investment required to install one of the businesses that CARLiN Ofimarket contemplates Hiperpapeleria ranges from 60,000 to 125,000 euros in rooms from 50 m2, located in areas with a population between 15,000 and 20,000 inhabitants. The royalty is variable from 300 euros/month the first year, and the canon of advertising is taken from the central. It was founded in 1989 by two partners, one of them his current General Director, Jose Luis Hernandez. The CARLiN concept started as a direct sale by catalogue company, gradually resulted in the model of expansion through franchise from 1990. Profile of franchisee you are looking for matches:-person entrepreneurial, optimistic, with vocation of businessman and economic capacity. -With desire to start an own business. -Does not preclude the figure of the inverter, but preferred that the person is at the forefront of the business. So far, the good work of CARLiN has been recognized with six awards: the franchise’s greatest development 2008 award, awarded by the magazine franchises today; The franchise of the year 2007 by the magazine Dirigentes award; The 2006 Expansion Award (our business magazine); The Mediterranean entrepreneur in the Barcelona business & franchise 2006 salon award; The best national franchise award in 2005 in the SIF & Co.