Fully describe the business's activities?
The company specialises in the supply and installation of high quality hydraulic and pneumatic hoses, cylinders, fittings, valves, seals and various other components. They also design, maintain and repair hydraulic and pneumatic operating systems according to client specifications. Their workshop is also extremely busy, repairing cylinders of all sizes.
How long has the business been established?
The business was established by the current owner in 1998.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The business provides its customers with economically viable hydraulic and pneumatic solutions coupled with superior service levels. Longstanding clients include various mines, power stations as well as various multinational corporations. Their mobile field service units are on call 24 hours a day to assist clients promptly and efficiently with breakdowns and emergencies. They also offer a wide range of products.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
The company employs sales representatives who service their existing clients and are also responsible for sourcing new clients.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
Very little advertising is carried out, they have a large base of existing clients who support them regularly and many of their new clients are referred.
What competition exists?
There are various competitors in this industry, however, the business is set apart by their high quality products, workmanship and outstanding customer service.
Is the business VAT Registered?
Yes, the business is a registered VAT vendor.
What VAT documentation is on file?
All applicable documentation is on file.
Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?
The latest management accounts are available to approved buyers.
What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
The Annual Financial Statements in respect of the year ended June 2019 are on file.
What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
Only a small portion of their sales is generated in cash.
What is the age analysis of the debtors book?
Around 60 days.
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
There are a number of opportunities to increase the profitability, which will be discussed with approved buyers.
Is Seller finance available and for what amount?
No, the seller will only consider an outright sale.
What is the total staff complement?
Apart from the 3 owners, the company employs 12 staff members.
Are they on contract?
Yes, valid contracts are in place with all emplyees.
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
The owners are hands on and are actively involved the the day to day operations.
When does the current lease end?
The premises are owned by the sellers and the purchase of the property is optional, although highly advisable as it is perfectly suited to the operations.
What are the trading hours?
The business keeps regular trading hours, however, their technicians are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to attend to emergencies.
What are the main assets of the business?
Various industry related equipment - A full inventory of the assets is on file.
Are they presently insured?
Yes, all the assets are comprehensively insured.
This is a well established business that has been operating successfully for 22 years. They have an excellent reputation in the industry for providing high quality products and excellent customer service. 24 hour emergency assistance. They have a solid base of longstanding clients.
The company currently has a level 4 BEE status.
There are a number of great opportunities which the sellers will discuss with approved buyers.
General economic threats.
What is the reason for the sale?
The owners would like to relocate.
What is the price plus stock and the profit?
The asking price of R3 900 000 excludes stock of around R500 000. The business currently generates a monthly net profit of about R80 000.
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