LocationSouth Africa, Gauteng

Sector - Retail

Asking Price
Monthly Profit
R 46,435
Asset Value
R 1,637,000
Stock Value
R 800,000
Yearly Net Profit
R 557,220


The hardware store is located within a fast developing informal settlement and township area

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Fully describe the business's activities?

The A Hardware retail store is located in Zandspruit (in the vicinity of Honeydew and Cosmo City).
It is a community general hardware store that supplies goods and building materials to the neighbouring informal settlements, shacks and the residential areas of west Honeydew and Cosmo City.

How does the business operate on a daily basis?

The business hours are:
Monday to Friday 8.00 to 17.30
Saturday 8.00 to 15.00
Sunday 8.00 to 13.00

What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?

Newspaper advertising
Distribution of pamphlets (the most effective medium)
Word of mouth in the neighbouring community
Road signage

What competition exists?

A "Build It" is in the vicinty but are more expensive

How could the profitability of the business be improved?

The immediate area is expanding rapidly in terms of new builds. There are also continous alterations and expansions to the current structures.

The business currently focuses only on the dwelling owner and ignores the contractor market who typically buy on credit. This is an area that could be targeted. It will require additional finance resource to mange the debtor accounts and, to some degree, additional working capital.

Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?

Staff comprises a manager, in-store salesmen, brickmakers, a driver and general workers within the store and yard

Do any have management potential?

There currently is a manager that runs the business

How involved is the Owner in running the business?

Oversees the operations in conjunction with his other stores

When does the current lease end?


What are the trading hours?

Monday to Friday 8.00 to 17.30
Saturday 8.00 to 15.00
Sunday 8.00 to 13.00

What are the main assets of the business?

1 x 8 ton Truck
1 x Forklift
3 x Brickmaking Machines
Shop shelving
Furniture and fittings
Security cameras and related equipment
Office equipment, including computers


Competitive pricing
Manufacturers own bricks


Still only 18 months old and building the brand


The brand is still in the formative building stages but has gained significant traction already
Focus on contractor market


Xenophobia pressures impact the informal settlements
Unlikely but price reductions from the main competitor

What is the reason for the sale?

Owner is stretched managing his other businesses


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Ian Tennant

LocationSouth Africa, Gauteng

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