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In the business listings below the term “AGREED SALE” means agreement has been reached to purchase the business and the business is off the market, in most cases pending due diligence and finance approval.
Commercial Joinery – Retail and Office Fitout Specialist (VIC) NEW
This business was established by the current owner in the late 1990’s and is a very well known and extremely well equipped commercial joinery servicing a enviable client base around Victoria.
T/O for the 17/18 year is around $2.9 million and the profit to the owner has averaged around $380K PA for the last 3 years.
The client base is very diverse and the business has various channels to market, so it rarely suffers from the ‘ups and downs’ commonly associated with the building industry.
The owner is not a tradesman and his role is primarily general management, so we can confidently say that anyone with a basic understanding of production will be able to run this business.
In addition, there are several long term staff (including a production manager) making sure the factory runs smoothly.
Production is further aided by high quality European machinery – meaning the successful purchaser will have minimal capital expenditure it the foreseeable future.
The excellent business is ideal for owner operators or add it to an existing building industry operation.
Price: $820,000 + SAV ($80,000)
Looking for a stronger strategic future in Industrial Engineering?
Let’s scope out an almost ideal set of ‘must-haves’ for a strong strategic base:
- Your OWN well known brand.
- Your OWN Intellectual Property / design.
- Not being reliant on just making parts for someone else’s product
- YOU pull the levers
- YOU are in control
- YOU can see YOUR future.
- This is NOT a ‘pie-in-the-sky’ strategy … it IS possible and realistic.
To state the obvious, the ending of Automotive production in Australia comes with a severe limitation of traditional demand for many engineered components.
The Australian industrial engineering industry has been able to live off the demand of large car companies and others who have simply included those parts made into their own products (they own the brands).
We’re seeing a lot of businesses that now must search for new products to engineer. The search is not an easy one and there are multiple minds addressing the challenge.
WHAT IF? What-if a manufacturing / engineering business was available that ticks the boxes on ALL of the above listed dot-points?
Well we have such a business now ready to sell … it could be an excellent way forward for your long-term profitability.
If this is of interest then please call me. I’ll be pleased to provide further detail.
Exceptional Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Service Business (VIC)
- You will find it hard to better this as an acquisition
- Own strong IP and Brand – built up over 25 years
- National customers – approx. 500 regular
- Selling into 15 + market sectors – that’s terrific in ‘spreading the risk’
- Sales approx. $4.5 million pa – with good profitability
- On-going committed management.
Focus is on Materials Handling (across many sub-sectors), Water Treatment, Gas handling and others … all have long-term economic positive outlooks. The product design specifically incorporates innovative ‘owned’ IP … there are substantial competitive advantages which builds strong ‘barriers to entry’. Modern premises and equipment, experienced employees and an expanding aftermarket. Senior managers want to work on. New owner needs to bring General Management skills (not a spanner in the pocket).
Price: $1.51 mil + SAV
Engineering Services – Specialised Capabilities (VIC) NEW
- 80 YEARS ESTABLISHED
- SUBSTANTIAL ENGINEERING BUSINESS
- BRAND HIGHLY REVERED BY DECISION MAKERS
- CAPABILITIES EQUAL TO ONLY A HANDFUL OF COMPETITORS IN AUSTRALIA
The owners of this highly successful business have a strategy of providing professional engineering services into strong market sectors where the number of competitors is limited simply because of the specialised plant and equipment and know-how that is needed to provide the service.
This business’s plant & equipment and factory floor skills are impressive.
Sales are consistently around $2.5 mil to $3.5 mil PA with attractive profits.
The business enjoys repeat demand from a strong blue chip customer base.
Modern premises (2,400 sqm under roof) with more space to expand.
Senior managers wish to stay on with the new owner.
Price: $1.075 mil + SAV ($10K)
Truss Plant and Timber Yard – Southern Subs (VIC)
Long Term Owner Looking to Retire
This well established and highly regarded business has been trading since the 1980’s and boasts a diverse customer base of large and small builders, tradespeople and the general public.
The business is located in metropolitan Melbourne and each division (truss plant and timber yard) has an experienced manager taking care of the day to day running and the owner has an overall supervisory role.
T/O for 15/16 was just under $8.0 mil with an EBITDA in excess of $470K and this year is likely to be at least the same or higher.
The business is perfect for owner operators or add it to your existing timber and/or truss operations.
Truss plants rarely come on the market and they are always snapped up quickly, so this is a very rare opportunity to purchase a well equipped truss plant PLUS a timber yard that have been in the same hands for nearly 30 years.
Price: $1.2 mil + SAV ($800,000)
Specialists in Hydraulics and Machine Control (VIC)
Manufacturing, Sales and Service – Regional Location
For over thirty years this business has been building specialist equipment used in the earthmoving, building, irrigation, civil engineering and broad acre farming.
They are one of only five companies in Australia manufacturing this type of specialist equipment.
The business also sells a wide variety of spare parts and provides a complete maintenance service for agricultural equipment throughout a major agi region.
Sales have grown steadily throughout the years with the turnover for 2017 reaching $4.7 Million and the EBITA $1 Million.
Cashflow is excellent with 50% of sales C.O.D.
There is plenty of scope for future growth as demand increases domestically. Expansion into overseas markets could be a realistic proposition.
The owner is looking to retire but is committed to providing the successful purchaser with a long handover to ensure continuity and on-going future success.
In addition, there are well trained staff in place throughout the operation who will stay on.
This is a rare opportunity to secure an impressive successful manufacturing business with its own brand.
There’s always lots of talk about the loss of Australian manufacturing and expertise to overseas markets, well here is your chance to prevent another and keep this operation MADE IN AUSTRALIA.
Price: $1.6 mil + SAV ($1.4 mil)
Niche Metal Fabrication (VIC) NEW
The business has regular and consistent work manufacturing (supply only) custom made structures to the ever expanding infrastructure sector.
This niche operation is NOT your usual “jobbing shop’ and is NOT connected to the boom and bust mining industry.
Modern, hi-tech plant and equipment means the business only requires a very small workforce.
The existing property is large enough to accommodate significant growth or the business could be relocated.
- Established in 1995
- Very little opposition
- Majority of customers are in Victoria
- T/O has averaged around $1.7 mil PA for the last 4 years with profit to the owner in excess of $500K PA.
- No on site installations, all fabrication done in-house
The business is ideal for a suitably qualified owner/operator or would be a valuable addition to an existing manufacturing or fabrication business.
Price: $1.89 mil + SAV ($90,000)
Essential Products – Trucking Industry (VIC)
- Exclusive distribution rights
- Industrial specialised franchise, world leading in its sector.
- Strong competitive advantages
- 37 years established, owner retiring
- Attractive profits, sales over $4 million pa
- Near regional location
This business manufactures, wholesales and retails its product range in the Gippsland region on an exclusive basis. The products are not only essential to the trucking industry, they provided significant productivity benefits. Barriers to entry are high. Not a highly technical business so that it can be run by a new owner with good general management skills. High level of repeat buying customers who come from many market sectors, specialised equipment and employee skills in place. Operating 5 days per week, and offers impressive growth prospects. Senior manager capable of running the business is in place, this enables the new owner to be either ‘hands-on’ or to manage from a distance.