Please quote reference B06451
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market a well known a highly rated relocatable food machinery and spares parts supplier.
The business was established in 1979 by our client who have continued to run the business up to the present time although they have had some ill health lately that is forcing them to consider retirement.
The business generally has two sides
The first side of the business
Being that the company is very well established and are well known through the forty years of hard work visiting customers supplying new equipment repairing and servicing customers machinery
consequently most of the sales on this side of the business Example having fitted a shop out for a customer they naturally come back to our client when they are ready to open there next project or expand their existing business as the customer is confident of the excellent service provided.
Further our client are very well known for supplying of spare parts for the type of machines commonly used in meat production food production supermarkets shops.
We also supply spare parts to trade customers in the U.K and Ireland
This side of the business trades purely by word of mouth and customers recommendations it is often the case that we are offered the opportunity for more sales but we are at our full capacity.
Their business is involved in many different establishments and government premises such as prisons military bases hospitals royal estates then supermarkets such as Harrods Selfridges high class restaurants and hotels famous delicatessens and shops.
Processing plants packaging and distribution depots importers and exporters ready meal processors.
There has been a massive expansion in supermarkets and butchers shops who are opening up catering for the Asian Halal Afro Caribbean and Polish communities and further there has been a boom in factory outlets selling pre-pack meat that together with a surge in farm shops opening up also direct to the public and the fact that people have now got use to ordering food on the Internet this all leads to extra sales for equipment.
The second side of the business
This side of the business started about 25 years ago after our client invested in a E-commerce website being the first of this trade selling this type of equipment and spare parts online where the customer can view and see the cost of a part or a machine pay for it and have it delivered next day this soon brought the company up the rankings also helped by the good reviews and the longevity of the website.
We rank on page one number one for many of the items if you exclude the ad-words.
We have one member of staff who handles the I.T. every day adding or changing the website as required
And has led to another income coming into the business with little or no effort the setup we have means that one person can process the order check for payment and authorise the dispatch of the goods
We sell a wide range of products by leading European manufacturers such as;
Berkel - This is a leading manufacturer of food machinery that supplies equipment on all five continents they supply equipment to all five major supermarkets and are the market leaders in slicing machines of all description.
We are the sole U.K. agent for Berkel Food Machinery (excluding the five major supermarkets) but including any other businesses.
The following is a list of some of the other equipment sold:
Digi Weighing /labelling scales and pre packers
Mainca Food Machinery
Henkelman vacuum packers
Ramon food machinery
Omega food machinery
Superkut bandsaws Mincers (Exclusive)
Epos systems and checkout counters
PSV Sausage fillers (Exclusive)
Butchers Blocks and Frames
Fischer Bargoin Knife sharpeners and Butchers steels
ICEL butchers knives and Choppers
There are four long term office staff two of whom answer queries and quotes
One person handles the I.T. on website
One person is the book keeper
The staff is very experienced and know the terminology used in relation to the equipment we sell and you would be advised to maintain their experience
All four people are self employed and are happy to remain
The business employs three full time time skilled engineers two of the engineers handle the mechanical side
The third engineer handles all the scales and Epos installations
On a regular basis we bring in other self employed engineers when required
Opening hours are five days a week.
There is ample scope to expand and deal with the increased sales should the purchaser desire.
This is a fantastic opportunity to own a fully established and prosperous business dealing in a niche market with little competition.
This business is being sold on a relocatable business only opportunity, however, our client sub lets part of an industrial unit where stock is stored prior to dispatch.
Also there is a fully fitted out workshop with all the facilities to repair machinery.
The business trading hours are as followed:
Monday to Friday - 08:30am - 17:30pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
However the business runs 24/7 through their online platform.
The business is run and managed by 4 self employed members and 3 full time engineers all of whom are self employed.
Financial information can be made available upon request.
Please quote reference B06451