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MISTER MINIT Timeline

1957 Company co-founded by Donald Hillsdon Ryan in Brussels, Belgium
1957 First While - You - Wait heel repair bar opens under the name Talon Minuite in Bon Marche department store in Brussels
1960 Key duplication and knife sharpening added to the While-You-Wait services
1964 Minit begins producing own shoe repair machines and materials in its factory
1965 MISTER MINIT adopts an overall trading name in all countries
1966 Montre Service watch repair founded in France
1967 MISTER MINIT shops throughout Europe with expansion to Australia and New Zealand
1972 MISTER MINIT expands to Japan
1986 Donald Hillson Ryan named Commandeur De L'Ordere De Leopold II for his contributions to the economic and cultural enrichment of Belgium
1991 Winning together program deepens and re-defines service commitment
1994 Things Engraved opens November in Chatswood, NSW, Australia
2002 November - The first MINIT Shop was franchised to Fred and Anne Koevets and Rhett Cooper Fowle in NT and WA
2005 Ryan - Donald Hillsdon, ""MISTER MINIT"" September 23, 1925 - May 9, The co-founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MINIT International(in memory of).
2007 MISTER MINIT celebrates 50 years
2009 Darren Andonovski from Mister Minit Box Hill was awarded Franchisee of the Year 2009 at the MYOB excellence in Franchising Awards. *MISTER MINIT was named New Zealand's retail services Best Franchise System of the Year 2009/2010 at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.
2010 Sees MISTER MINIT Australia and New Zealand with over 214 Franchised and company owned.
2011 Mister Minit celebrates one decade in Franchising Mister Minit Franchise System - Number 1 in Australia for financial returns.
2012 Mister Minit New Zealand is Franchise of the Year, Retail Services. Jeff Milligan,
Northlands Christchurch was awarded Franchisee of the Year, Retail Services
Daniel Conroy, Multisite Franchisee, Queensland was awarded "Franchise of the Year" for the Franchise Council of Australia
Mister Minit, Shane McMillan was awarded Field Manager of the Year
2013 Mister Minit New Zealand wins Franchise of the Year, Retail Services at the New Zealand Franchisee Association Awards
Franchisee – Lala Liang, Mister Minit Shore City, Auckland and Mustufa Primuswala, Mister Minit The Palms, Christchurch also won Franchisee of the year - Retail services.
2013 Mister Minit Southeast Asia joins with Mister Minit Australia and New Zealand, adding to the portfolio, 10 shops in Singapore and 5 shops in Malaysia
Our Story

Shoe Repairs

Worn, slippery or thin soles? Out of shape, uncomfortable or broken heels? From sole repairs and heel replacements to stretching, patching, or stitching, Mister Minit are Australia's shoe repair specialists, offering a range of services at an affordable price. With the ability to fix your favourite shoes or help you look after them with our extensive range of shoe care products, Mister Minit will leave you looking great from the ground up.


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Key Cutting

Whether worn or bent, forgotten or lost, keys can cause a world of problems, often leaving you standing at the front of your home or office with no way in. Why not be prepared with a spare or replacement key from Mister Minit? We offer a wide range of European made, fashionable keys for the house, office, garage or car, with coloured and themed options available for easy identification. Read more »

Car Keys

Being stranded or locked out of your car with no spare key can be your worst nightmare. Luckily Mister Minit has a large range of car keys, duplicating most makes and models for a fraction of the dealership price. Plus battery less and waterproof features allow you to take your key from one outdoor adventure to another, with all workmanship fully guaranteed. Read more »

Remotes

Keyless entry can make your life so much easier. The convenience of merely pushing a button to open your car or not having to manually open a garage door is easily accessible fromMister Minit, with their extensive range of remotes on offer. A quality remote for the car, garage or electric gate has never been easier then dropping by your local Mister Minit for a quick assessment and duplication. Read more »  

Engraving

Whether it's for a special occasion or for identification/security purposes, engraving is a great way to leave your mark on any item. Express your feelings for a loved one and capture a moment in time with a special sentiment engraved forever. From hand, computer or photo engraving, Mister Minit specialise in a wide range of styles, including jewellery, giftware, pet tags, trophies and name badges.


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Watch Repairs

If you're constantly late for meetings or feel like you're losing time, then maybe it's time for your watch to be repaired. Mister Minit specialise in battery replacements, pressure testing, worn gaskets and band replacements, as well as speciality services such as split pins, watch buckles, pins and spring bars and glass replacement. So next time you're wondering where the time has gone, let Mister Minit help you get it back.


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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
“Excellent customer service, fast and efficient, great surprise for my mum on mother’s day to have her watch battery replaced.”
- Alex
“Friendly guys. Helpful and quick”
- Michael
“I received such excellent customer service from the Porirua Mister Mint in the Mall. I was immediately reassured that the heels on my only comfortable precious boots could be repaired and so quickly. What a relief for a pensioner with ageing feet! ”
- Marianne
“I walked away a happy customer because he listened to what I wanted and then offered me options to suit my needs. I was very satisfied with the quick service with very minimal waiting time and I would recommend the Mister Minit service to my friends and family. :)”
- Hawira
“I had a sports bag that needed extensive repairs and had strong sentimental value. My solutions were wrong and the staff kindly gave me clear information. I am ecstatic now I have the bag again after one day - the repair is excellent and will give the bag years of life. I am so happy Mister Minit have kept this treasure alive for me.”
- Tim
“A tricky bracelet was successfully fixed beyond my expectations with a can do attitude.”
- Andy
“I got 2 keys cut and they both worked smoothly, no jiggling just insert and turn.”
- William
“I broke my favourite boot and within 30 minutes it was repaired with a six month guarantee! Wonderful service!!”
- Rebecca
“The service from Steve and his team at Mister Minit Westfield Kotara was excellent! They were professional, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I felt like I was given a new pair of shoes! I will definitely be a returning customer! ”
- Samantha
“It's not easy to find honest service now-a-days and you guys do that, honest service! thank you.”
- Frank
“Happy friendly service with my key cut in less than 2 mins. Can't ask better than that. Keep up the great work.”
- Andie
“Quality workmanship and speed of delivery. ”
- Jon
CUSTOMER FEEDBACK
“Excellent customer service, fast and efficient, great surprise for my mum on mother’s day to have her watch battery replaced.”
- Alex
“Friendly guys. Helpful and quick”
- Michael
“I received such excellent customer service from the Porirua Mister Mint in the Mall. I was immediately reassured that the heels on my only comfortable precious boots could be repaired and so quickly. What a relief for a pensioner with ageing feet! ”
- Marianne
“I walked away a happy customer because he listened to what I wanted and then offered me options to suit my needs. I was very satisfied with the quick service with very minimal waiting time and I would recommend the Mister Minit service to my friends and family. :)”
- Hawira
“I had a sports bag that needed extensive repairs and had strong sentimental value. My solutions were wrong and the staff kindly gave me clear information. I am ecstatic now I have the bag again after one day - the repair is excellent and will give the bag years of life. I am so happy Mister Minit have kept this treasure alive for me.”
- Tim
“A tricky bracelet was successfully fixed beyond my expectations with a can do attitude.”
- Andy
“I got 2 keys cut and they both worked smoothly, no jiggling just insert and turn.”
- William
“I broke my favourite boot and within 30 minutes it was repaired with a six month guarantee! Wonderful service!!”
- Rebecca
“The service from Steve and his team at Mister Minit Westfield Kotara was excellent! They were professional, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. I felt like I was given a new pair of shoes! I will definitely be a returning customer! ”
- Samantha
“It's not easy to find honest service now-a-days and you guys do that, honest service! thank you.”
- Frank
“Happy friendly service with my key cut in less than 2 mins. Can't ask better than that. Keep up the great work.”
- Andie
“Quality workmanship and speed of delivery. ”
- Jon