How long has the business been established?
The business has been established since 2006.
Fully describe the business's activities?
The business manufactures high-quality ductwork and ventilation systems for commercial and industrial applications in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The business has its own manufacturing facility that is equipped with specialised steel fabrication machinery and is run by a team of highly skilled and competent staff. An Estimation Department was created to focus on the substantial ductwork enquiries well as a Subcontracting Department to manage a network of approximately 50 subcontracted installers.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
The business has a well established client base spread throughout the various regions of South Africa as well as the neighbouring African Countries.The business attracts repeat clients due to its quality product standards and excellent service delivery.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
The business focuses on marketing initiatives such as monthly e-mail marketing campaigns, occasional trade magazine advertising, cold calling and weekly client visits.
Does the business have any contract work?
no, however 90% of the work is generated through repeat business.
What competition exists?
Competition does exist however the company prides itself on offering high quality turnkey solutions whilst maintaining the highest level of professionalism which provides a competitive advantage over its competitors.
What are the seasonal trends?
March â November are peak periods whilst Dec-Feb are slow months due to builders shut down and the restart to the year. .
Is the business VAT Registered?
Yes, the business is VAT registered.
What VAT documentation is on file?
All Vat documentation is on file and available to approved buyers.
Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?
Yes, Management accounts are available.
What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
Audited Financial statements are available for the period ending February 2017.
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
The establishment of branches in key locations can be explored. There is an opportunity to further increase sales within the industrial ventilation product and ductwork categories and an aggressive strategy can be implemented to increase market share.
What is the total staff complement?
The total staff complement is 41.
Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
A staff organogram will be made available to approved buyers.
Do any receive special perks or incentives?
A commission structure is in place for Estimators.
Are they on contract?
All staff have permanent contracts in place.
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
The owner is actively involved in the day to day running of the business.
When does the current lease end?
The current lease ends in February 2019.
Is there an option of renewal & what period?
Yes, this will be discussed with approved buyers.
What are the trading hours?
What is the square meters of the business?
Is a copy of the lease available?
yes, a copy of the lease is available to approved buyers.
What are the main assets of the business?
An asset list is on file.
What is their overall condition?
Are they presently insured?
Yes, assets are insured.
The business has a well established footprint within KZN and surrounding regions coupled by an excellent reputation within the industry and has proved itself with a substantial portion of its revenue being generated by repeat clients.
The need for more technical skills in the factory.
Optimisation of factory to improve costs, more opportunities in factory ventilation, big potential in growing exports.
no real threats perceived.
What is the reason for the sale?
The owner is seeking a change in lifestyle and would like to pursue other interests.
What is the price plus stock and the net profit?
The Selling Price including stock is R6,000,00.00 and average net profit per month is R 228000.00
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