How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The business operates on a daily basis by supplying specific measurement and design of branding cardboard boxes to farmers for all types of produce, butcheryâs for bulk meat packaging, and dairies for all dairyâs for packaging of all related products, office administration for filing, in fact the business is capable of manufacturing to specification of size any cardboard box and the required printing thereon. The raw material arrives by delivery to the factory in large sheets, which are then cut to the size of the specific clientâs specifications. Those that require printing are then printed on and printed on with companyâs logos or branding, they are then bundled in stacking sizes with strapping ready for transportation to the clients. The business has 2x Hyundai bakkies and one NQR 500 truck for delivery purposes. The business also has a Ford Escort which was utilized as the representative vehicle.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
The business has been established since 1995 which has attracted over these years its solid client base. The current clients are attracted to the business by its longstanding relationship which they have with the business. One of the many reasons they support the business is due to the historical good service and quality supply of the boxes to them. The business does not advertise and is reliant on word of mouth for new clients. The business had a representative on the road who visited mostly existing clients and has now relocated. The business currently supplies a specific service to specific markets. The business has no visibility exposure to attract new clients.
Does the business have any contract work?
No, the business has no written contract work in place, however this said most of the business clients have been supportive of the business for many ongoing years and have continued to support the business continuously.
What competition exists?
Within the geographical area wherein the business operates are found 2 other similar businesses, both of whom also do considerably well and have their own specific markets and client bases.
What are the seasonal trends?
The business due to its split basket of clients, being agricultural farming, dairy farming, beef, poultry and commercial has ongoing and incoming work. Various farming produce comes into season at various times of the year, but always offer consistent demand as there is consistently fruits and veg that need to be packed as with, dairy, beef, and poultry, commercial is a little more erratic .