Fully describe the business's activities?
The business is an ICE LOLLY Manufacturing plant. All equipment was brand new, installed and connected to electricity supply.
How long has the business been established?
The business was in operation for 12 months
How long has the owner had the business?
What steps are in place to solve 'load shedding' problems?
No generator installed . Installing a generator can be done easily.
What is the average KW usage?
8 amps and single phase connections.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The business is not operating currently and was run by a manager. The equipment is completely installed and ready for business to start up and go.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
The owner did their own marketing, mainly by word of mouth.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
Personal contact and visiting wholesalers and retailers.
Does the business have any contract work?
What competition exists?
Yes , but there are a place in the market to expand.
What are the seasonal trends?
The main business was done is the summer months.
How did the Covid-19 pandemic impact the business turnover / daily operations?
The Covid -19 has no impact on the operations for the products produced was food related.
What steps / actions have been taken to combat the effect of Covid-19 pandemic?
Normal safety precautions
Is the business VAT Registered?
What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
The seller is selling the equipment which is installed and ready to be operated. The monthly income in December was R 160 000 with total expenses 60 % of turnover. If the business is run by the owner the net profit will increase.
What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
Mainly cash business
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
To start the business will pay the overheads and operating cost from day one . To grow the business will bring huge profit and return on investment. To improve the marketing by using social media and rep will expand the business.
Is Seller finance available and for what amount?
What is the total staff complement?
When in operation there were 5 personnel in the business. They consist of the manager, a driver, his assistant, and packers.
When does the current lease end?
The current lease ends in July 2020. a new contract can be negotiated with the Landlord . The factory is in a very safe environment with good security.
Is there an option of renewal & what period?
Yes if the Buyer wants to stay on at the site and utilize the equipment as installed it will save installation cost . If the Buyer wants to relocate the moving and reinstalling will be very easy.
What are the trading hours?
Normal hours was from 07h00 till 17h00 for operation with no limits from the Landlord
What is the square meters of the business?
The factory area is 220 sq meters.
Is a copy of the lease available?
On request available
Do you require a licence?
Department of Health certificate is in place.
What lease deposit and/or other surety is required?
One months deposit is required if the Buyer wants to stay on at the factory premises.
What are the main assets of the business?
The equipment as installed is for an ICE LOLLY manufacturing plant that consist of : 3x Form/Fill and seal machines (60-100 micron plastic for packaging), 3x mixing tanks, 3x Blending tanks, 1x steel platform, 1X conveyor belt, , 1X sorting bin, 2x 5000 liter water tanks, 2x UV Filters, 1x Three stage water filter system. A " LAB O MAT" Form/fill and Seal machines is also available for R 120 000 . Using 40-100 micron plastic for packaging. This machines will give a wider scope of products like yogurt and water in bags .
What is their overall condition?
All Equipment is in very good condition.
Do any require repairing?
How have they been valued ?
The owner wants the sell at this low price that is far lower than new equipment 's price , taking in consideration the replacement value with the current exchange rate . With the installation done no value is included in the selling price that makes the price attractive.
Which assets are on lease/HP and with whom?
Are they presently insured?
Currently only insured for fire damage.
The equipment is installed and ready for production. The plant is easy to operate and to repair
No generator is in place( for single phase power supply) to avoid load shedding.
The business can be up and running very quickly if operating as is.
What is the reason for the sale?
The owner has other business operations that he wants to concentrate on.
Why is this a good business?
This is mainly a cash business and can be in operation from day one and the equipment can be taken over at a price never to be repeated.
What is the price plus stock and the profit?
REDUCED PRICE TO SELL NOW for R 180 000 was R 250 000 for the equipment and there is no stock.
Annual Turnover Amount between R 500 thousand and R 6 million