Our Story

Our Story

Mend A Bath International is the most successful 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.

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 realized the tremendous business potential while sitting on top of the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town more than 44 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.