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Sold. Cad Engineered Commercial Acoustic Plant Cleaning Systems Worldwide Customer Base Iso 9000/14000

LISTING DETAILS
Firms For Sale ID:
34852
Vendor reference:
IB017
Vendor website:
     
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BUSINESS DETAILS
Location:
Primary sector:
Asking price:
£365,000  
Turnover / revenue:
£617,000
Net profit / cashflow:
Undisclosed
Years established:
20
Trading hours:
Monday Friday 0830 1700
Number of employees:
5
Employees / staffing:
The vendor is Managing Director and tends to operate at a strategic level. The business can run day to day without him as he has put a good staff structure in place with welldefined roles. The business employs the following key full time personnel. 1 Engineering Manager 1 Sales Manager 1 Marketing Manager 1 Office Manager 1 Production Manager

OTHER DETAILS
Reason for selling:
The vendor wishes to retire and would be happy to assist the new owner on an agreed part time basis.
Support and training:
The owner is happy to provide full business familiarisation and handover to ensure continuity of trading and a seamless transitions. This should be a relatively simple process as he has put in place a structured workforce with key personnel already in place who run the business on a day to day basis.
Business is relocatable:
Yes
Business is web-based:
No
Business is home-based:
No
PROPERTY DETAILS
Lease terms:
The business currently operates from modern leasehold premises. Annual rent, rates and water is circa gbp 17,000 p.a. The business is located on a small industrial estate close to major routes and comprises ground floor offices, test laboratory and warehouse. Total floor space is circa 2500 square feet. There is parking for 4 or 5 car plus additional parking on the estate if need be. The business could easily be relocated if required without any disruption to the business.
 
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BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
CAD Engineered Commercial
Acoustic Plant Cleaning Systems
Worldwide Customer Base
ISO 9000/14000
Ref. IB017
Location : North West / Relocatable
Asking price: OIRO GBP 365,000 (inc. Net Assets)
Established almost 20 years ago this highly respected and professional company has developed into a highly aclaimed worldwide leader in acoustic cleaning technology. The company designs, manufactures, markets and sells a range of acoustic cleaning systems and sonic soot blowers to a whole host of blue chip clients throughout the world in a variety of different industries where particulate build up is a problem.
The acoustic cleaners are powered by compressed air and creates a series of very rapid and powerful sound induced pressure fluctuations which are transmitted into the solid particles of ash, dust, granules or powders. This causes them to resonate and debond from adjoining particles and the surface they are adhering to. Once debonded, the material will fall off due to gravity, or is carried away by the process gas, or air stream.
The company has won several awards (regional and national) for its technological innovations. Its brands, range of proudcts and unpatented technical knowhow give it a real competitive edge in the industries it serves.
The vendor has invested in the business since inception in terms of staff, product designs, brand awareness, production and manufacturing integrity(using carefully selected highly skilled UK manufacturing partners whom it has excellent relationships with). This investment is further supported with globally recognised accreditations and quality control prcedures. Because of this the company is regarded as a true market leader in terms of product performance and reputation.
At present some 88% of sales are export. Approximately 50% of sales are done direct (circa 400+ direct customers), the remaining 50% via its appointed worldwide agents. The company currently has a network of sales agents in some 15 countries with product installations spanning some 71 different countries at present.
Typical industries/applications this business serves includes most material storage silo facilities: cement and gypsum, food products such as flour, animal feed, waste to energy plants, chemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, timber products, carbon black, ceramics, smelting, cosmetic, brewing and distilling, material handling and transportation to name just a few. Power generation is seeing large demand at present and this is an area the company has enjoyed recent success in and sees large volume opportunties moving forward
All of these industries require plant and processes to be working at their most efficient so investment in high quality and effective acoustic cleaners makes perfect sense to this businesss customers.

Expansion Potential
The business has generated growing revenue streams and a large customer base ripe for future development. Further investment and expansion would offer potential for the business to expand its operation as the applications and opportunities that currently exist far outweigh this company’s current resource levels. The business does very little in the way of proactive sales and has a customer base ripe for further account development. As already stated the markets for this companys products are vast and it is currently serving a very small proportion of these markets. The opportunities to increase market penetration are significant. Whilst the company has enjoyed healthy growth over recent years it could certainly speed up this process with a direct dedicated sales team or further development of its agency network. This growth trend is expected to continue in line with new globalisation creating more opportunities in emerging and existing markets.

Further innovation opportunities will come with such expansion including new product design. This business is perfectly positioned to develop these opportunities such is its standing in the market.

Market / Competition / Non-Competition Agreements
The business does very little in the way of traditional advertising preferring to rely on its excellent multi lingual web site, referrals, repeat business and word of mouth recommendations to generate revenues. In saying that it does undertake a few seminars during the year to key personnel in the industries it serves.

The company will be presenting technical papers and exhibiting at several key global conferences this year.

The company have several professional brochures and a highly informative website which is maintained in house utilising SEO techniques to ensure highly impressive rankings on all the major search engines. The web site is regularly updated and the company works hard on internet marketing, focusing on process/industry key words which ensure a healthy level of enquiries throughout the globe. As well as this the company uses other web based media including blogs and Facebook etc.

As a trusted and respected supplier to many companies the business has a stream of invitations to tender.