Producer and distributor of ice throughout the central Garden Route region. Strong asset base ensures supply can be met even during the summer holiday period. Long established and very lucrative business. Profitable with a strong asset infrastructure ensures continuity of supply even over the very busy summer holiday season. A well structured asset base and a debt free business with low cost of sales ensures profitability but strong management and controls required. Interested parties will be required to submit Proof of Funds prior to performing the Due Diligence.Give me more information
Fully describe the business's activities?
How long has the business been established?
How long has the owner had the business?
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The Owner has a management structure in place that ensures an efficient business without significant shrinkage.
Owner oversees all General Management functions.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
The customer base has shown steady and sustained growth.
Other players enter the market from time to time but few can sustain their operations as effectively as this one has.
Because of a strong asset base and infrastructure, they are able to keep their service levels high and therefore retain customers and regularly obtain new clients.
What competition exists?
Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?
What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
Opportunity to increase the distribution by putting in smaller depots and production in the regional centers away from the current location.
Opportunities to introduce similar products such as water and cool drinks exist.
What is the total staff complement?
Casuals are brought in when required.
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
Due to the nature of the business, it is advisable that the new Owner retains the daily General Management responsibilities.
Not an ideal manager run operation.
When does the current lease end?
But the Seller would like to restructure the premises and would encourage the Buyer to relocate after the initial lease expires.
Currently the business occupies two separate factories within close proximity of each other.
What are the trading hours?
Fridays to 4pm.
Summer shifts may be implemented.
Do you require a licence?
What lease deposit and/or other surety is required?
What are the main assets of the business?
55 x Freezers
3 x Freezer Rooms
3 working vehicles for when necessary and 3 trailers
* (3 bakkies)
Cool Boxes. (vehicles have cool boxes for deliveries)
Over 55 fridges in the retail outlets
Cooler boxes, steel cabinets and other related assets
How have they been valued ?
Are they presently insured?
The infrastructure is very efficient which ensures that production and distribution can cope fully over the busy holiday and summer periods.
Large distribution of supplier owned and branded fridges in the retail outlets ensure customer loyalty and wide brand exposure.
A number of containers owned by this business are situated on the premises of large customers ensuring supply over summer holidays.
Because of the nature of the business the winter months are quiet and must be provided for.
(However the summer high period offsets this shortfall.)
What is the reason for the sale?
As a landlord he will generate passive income and will be able to focus on his many other interests.
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