Sector - Manufacturing
Well established aluminium manufacturer and suppliers to the housing, commercial and general building sectors in the greater Garden Route region. A preferred supplier to many of the larger housing development schemes, from Golf Park type homes through to affordable housing complexes. The business works very closely with developers, contractors and architects alike, so the Buyer will ideally be well versed within this industry.Give me more information
Fully describe the business's activities?
Speciality aluminium supplier, manufacturer and installers within the Garden Route.
Preferred supplier to the housing industry from premium sector to large complexes and much work as specified by architects.
The business specialises in all the aluminium requirements for the housing, commercial and building sectors.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
A well structured staff infrastructure in place and each staff member has their own specific area of responsibility.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
Little marketing is necessary as the business maintains pipeline orders for months in advance.
On distribution list of a large number of developers, builders and architects.
What competition exists?
There are other similar businesses but very few are as well entrenched or operating at the same level as this one.
They are among the top few in the region.
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
The pipeline orders justify putting another installation team on the road but a proper viability and assessment with a business plan needs to be completed first.
Since both Owners are active in the business, a restructure of management by a new Owner could impact the profitability positively.
Entering into supply of high profit products.
Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
A well structured staff structure is in place covering all aspects of the business.
The factory manager oversees all of the production, and there are 4 structured installation teams in the field.
Both Owners are active in the business on a daily basis.
Do any have management potential?
Yes, there are employees in place who could be considered for promotion.
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
The Owners are a major part of the success of this business and set the tone in terms of relationship building, service levels and quality of manufacture, as well as after sales service.
The Owners take responsibility for the overall general management of all aspects of the business.
The standards of all aspects of this business, from quoting, procurement, production, distribution and installation are all overseen with attention to detail by management.
Adequate resources in place to assist and perform all functions.
When does the current lease end?
What are the trading hours?
Normal factory hours, but overtime worked as and when required.
What are the main assets of the business?
Computer systems and equipment
Storage and other manufacturing requirements
Business established over 30 years and is a major role player in this industry.
Known for their quality of product and after sales service and commitment.
Well designed systems being utilised to ensure cost efficacy.
Order-book significant forward orders with pipeline months in advance.
Well structured, experienced staff, satisfied clients, and trading very profitably.
With the incremental development in this area, this business will show ongoing growth and development for the foreseeable future.
Well established work relationship with various role players in the industry.
Stable work force with very little movement year on year.
Reliance upon semi-skilled general workers.
Ongoing training is a prerequisite.
There are numerous development projects in the region that this business will be involved with.
This region of South Africa is booming in the housing sector and as such the work is ongoing and lucrative with no foreseeable slow down.
The business can be re-structured to increase the output and increase in production as they have the necessary equipment, space etc.
A focused and active Owner suited to this industry will maintain strong year on year growth if business principals are maintained.
Entering into market with supply of products with high profit margins.
Apart from new players entering the market from time to time, there are no obvious threats to this business.
What is the reason for the sale?
There are personal reasons for the Owners to reluctantly place the business onto the market, even though it is a top performing business within the Garden Route.
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