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  • Added: 04 Jun 2024
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Established Personal Protective Equipment sales and Clothing Manufacturer

KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Mandate 36698
Added 04 Jun 2024
R 14,950,000* ZAR
Stock: R 561,497
Assets: R 10,793,779
R 600,939 ZAR
Nic Nortje
Aldes Prestige
KwaZulu-Natal, Hillcrest
KwaZulu-Natal, Hillcrest

This business is a multifaceted enterprise. Fully stocked with a complete range of high quality personal protective equipment to meet the diverse needs of industries, including but not limited to construction, healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing. Sourced from reputable suppliers to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations. In addition to PPE offerings this business also has a clothing manufacturing facility equipped to handle the entire production process from design to finished product. Weather clients require custom uniforms, promotional apparel or specialized work solutions, skilled team members utilize state of the art machinery and quality materials to deliver tailored solutions. Embroidery and screen-printing services are also offered to add logos, branding and personalization to garments and promotional items.

R 14,950,000* ZAR
Stock: R561,497
Assets: R10,793,779
R 600,939 ZAR

This business is a multifaceted enterprise. Fully stocked with a complete range of high quality personal protective equipment to meet the diverse needs of industries, including but not limited to construction, healthcare, hospitality and manufacturing. Sourced from reputable suppliers to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations. In addition to PPE offerings this business also has a clothing manufacturing facility equipped to handle the entire production process from design to finished product. Weather clients require custom uniforms, promotional apparel or specialized work solutions, skilled team members utilize state of the art machinery and quality materials to deliver tailored solutions. Embroidery and screen-printing services are also offered to add logos, branding and personalization to garments and promotional items.

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Fully describe the business's activities?
"Our business is a multifaceted enterprise specializing in personal protective equipment (PPE) sales, clothing manufacturing (CMT), and customization services such as embroidery and screen printing.

In our PPE store, we offer a comprehensive range of safety gear and work-wear to meet the diverse needs of industries including but not limited to: construction, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing. Our inventory includes high-quality products such as safety gloves, helmets, protective eyewear, respirators, and reflective apparel, sourced from reputable suppliers to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.

In addition to our PPE offerings, we operate a clothing manufacturing facility equipped to handle the entire production process from design to finished product through our Cut, Make, Trim (CMT) services. Whether our clients require custom uniforms, promotional apparel, or specialized workwear, our skilled team utilizes state-of-the-art machinery and quality materials to deliver tailored solutions that meet their specifications and branding requirements.

Furthermore, we provide embroidery and screen printing services to add logos, branding, and personalization to garments and promotional items. Our customization options allow businesses, organizations, and individuals to enhance their brand visibility, create cohesive uniforms, and commemorate special events with professionally branded merchandise.

Our target market includes businesses of all sizes, organizations, institutions, and individuals seeking reliable PPE solutions, custom apparel, and branding services. Whether it's outfitting a construction crew with safety gear, producing uniforms for a corporate event, or creating branded merchandise for a promotional campaign, we strive to meet the unique needs of each client with personalized attention and exceptional service.

At the core of our business is a commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. We prioritize product integrity, timely delivery, and competitive pricing to ensure our clients receive value-added solutions that meet their expectations and exceed industry standards. By combining a diverse range of products and services under one roof, we offer convenience, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness to businesses looking for comprehensive apparel and safety solutions.

In summary, our business operates as a one-stop shop for PPE, clothing manufacturing, and customization services, catering to the diverse needs of industries, organizations, and individuals with a focus on quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction."

How long has the business been established?
While our business was officially registered in 2007, we have been operating since 2000.

How long has the owner had the business?
Owned and built since its inception in 2000.

what steps are in place to solve load shedding?
We have generators in place.

What is the average KW usage?
+- 1800kw pm

How does the business operate on a daily basis?
Our daily operations involve managing inventory for our PPE store, overseeing production for our clothing manufacturing services, and fulfilling orders for embroidery and screen
printing customization. We focus on quality control, efficient workflow management, and exceptional customer service to ensure smooth operations, timely delivery and most
importantly SALES!!!!

How are the clients attracted to the business?
Customers are attracted to the business through various means:

Marketing and Advertising:
Effective marketing campaigns through various channels such as social media, search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing and traditional advertising methods.

Word of Mouth:
Positive reviews and recommendations from satisfied customers have significantly influenced customer’s decisions to engage with our business.
Providing excellent customer service and delivering high-quality products have encouraged positive word of mouth.

Visibility and Location:
Our visible and easily accessible location attracts customers passing by.
Our online presence, such active social media profiles, helps attract customers searching for
products or services online.

Unique Selling Proposition:
Our unique products and tailored solutions set us apart from competitors. This attracts customers who are looking for specific features, benefits, or experiences that our business provides.

Customer Engagement:
Engaging with customers through personalized interactions, responding to inquiries and feedback promptly, and providing valuable content or resources help build relationships and attract new customers.

Promotions and Special Offers:
Offering promotions, discounts, or special offers incentivize customers to try our products and attract new customers who are seeking value or savings.

Reputation and Trustworthiness:
Our strong reputation for reliability, trustworthiness, and integrity through consistent delivery of promises, transparency, and ethical business practices attract customers who
prioritize these qualities.

Networking and Partnerships:
Built relationships with other businesses, organizations, and influencers in our industry and community has helped expand our reach and attract customers through referrals and

By leveraging these strategies effectively, our business attracts and retains customers, ultimately driving growth and success.

What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
Advertising and marketing efforts for our business take into account various factors, our target audience, budget, and overall marketing strategy.

Here are some advertising and marketing activities that our business carries out:

Digital Marketing:
This includes online advertising through platforms such as social media advertising on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as email marketing
campaigns to reach and engage with potential customers.

Content Marketing:
Creating and sharing valuable content such as blog posts, articles, videos, infographics, and podcasts to attract, inform, and engage with target audiences. Content marketing aims to establish the business as a thought leader in our industry and build trust with customers.

Social Media Marketing:
Leveraging social media platforms to connect with target audiences, share updates, promotions, and relevant content, and engage with followers through comments, messages,
and interactions. Social media marketing helps increase brand awareness, drive traffic, and generate leads.

Offline Advertising:
This includes traditional advertising methods such as print ads in newspapers, magazines, flyers, brochures, direct mail campaigns, radio ads and outdoor advertising (billboards, posters). Offline advertising helps us reach local audiences and generate brand awareness.

Referral Programs:
Encouraging existing customers to refer friends, family, or colleagues to the business in exchange for incentives, discounts, or rewards. Referral programs leverage word-of-mouth marketing to acquire new customers through trusted recommendations. We choose to implement a combination of these advertising and marketing strategies based
on our goals, target audience, budget, and resources available. It's essential to regularly track and evaluate the performance of marketing efforts to optimize campaigns and ensure a positive return on investment (ROI).

Does the business have any contract work?
Yes, the business engages in contract work for some of the orders. We maintain on-going work relationships with our clients and facilitate government tenders, both for our own projects and on behalf of our clients.

What competition exists?
The competition in our industry varies, but generally includes - Local PPE Suppliers, Online Retailers and other Clothing Manufacturers.

What are the seasonal trends?
Seasonal trends in the PPE, clothing manufacturing, embroidery, and screen printing industries are based on factors such as weather, holidays, and industry demands. Here are some potential seasonal trends:

A transition to lighter PPE gear such as breathable fabrics and safety vests. Clothing manufacturing for spring fashion lines, including lightweight jackets, active wear,
and promotional apparel for outdoor events. Customization services for seasonal merchandise such as branded t-shirts, hats, or accessories for festivals, sports teams, or promotional campaigns.

A high demand for heat-resistant PPE such as cooling vests, sun hats, and UV-protective clothing for outdoor workers. Rainwear is also required.
Manufacturing summer apparel like swimwear, lightweight uniforms, and promotional merchandise for outdoor events, vacations, and sports leagues.

A transition to autumn PPE gear including reflective outerwear, rain gear, and safety boots for changing weather conditions.
Clothing manufacturing for fall fashion collections such as sweaters, jackets, and uniforms for schools, sports teams, and corporate clients.

Increased demand for winter PPE such as insulated gloves, jackets, and headwear for outdoor workers.

Holiday Season: (December)
Increased demand for PPE gifts and safety gear for personal and corporate use.
Manufacturing holiday-themed apparel, accessories, and merchandise for retail sales, corporate gifts, and promotional campaigns.

Customization services for holiday-themed clothing, gifts, and decorations for businesses,
organizations, and events.

By staying attuned to these seasonal trends and adjusting our product offerings,
manufacturing schedules, and marketing strategies accordingly, we capitalize on seasonal
opportunities and meet the evolving needs of our customers throughout the year.

Is the business VAT Registered?

What VAT documentation is on file?
VAT 201

Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?

What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
Full Financials Available

What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
75% On a 30 Day account
25% Cash

What is the age analysis of the debtors book?
90 Days

How could the profitability of the business be improved?
Continuous Improvement:
Embrace a culture of continuous improvement and innovation to stay ahead of competitors and adapt to changing market dynamics. Encourage feedback from customers and
employees, invest in research and development, and stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies.

Financial Management:
Monitor financial performance closely and make informed decisions based on key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial data. This includes setting realistic financial
targets, tracking progress regularly, and making adjustments as needed to ensure profitability.

Employee Engagement:
Engage and empower employees to contribute to the business's success by fostering a positive work culture, providing opportunities for professional development, and
incentivizing performance through rewards and recognition programs. Satisfied and motivated employees are more productive and committed to achieving business goals.

Revenue Growth:
Explore opportunities to increase revenue by expanding the product or service offerings, targeting new customer segments, or entering new markets. This could involve introducing complementary products or services, upselling to existing customers, or diversifying revenue streams.

Cost Management:
Analyse expenses thoroughly and identify areas where costs can be reduced without sacrificing quality. This may involve renegotiating contracts with suppliers, optimizing
inventory management, minimizing waste, and streamlining operations to increase efficiency.

Is Seller finance available and for what amount?

What is the total staff complement?
We have a full staff compliment of 82 people

Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
Here's a breakdown of the staff functions and their average length of service in our different divisions:

Managers and Supervisors:
Average Length of Service: 4-5 years

Average Length of Service: 2-3 years

Sales Representatives:
Average Length of Service: 1-2 years

Admin Team:
Average Length of Service: 6 years

Casual Employees:
Occasional, no fixed average length of service

Do any receive special perks or incentives?

Do any have management potential?

How involved is the Owner in running the business?
40% with direct staff - Management in place

Any special arrangements for staff related to the COVID 19 pandemic?

Do they have signed employment contracts?

When does the current lease end?
Yearly lease

Is there an option of renewal & what period?
Yes - yearly

What is the annual escalation %?
10% on average

What are the trading hours?
7:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday
7:30 – 15:00 Saturdays and public holidays

Is a copy of the lease available?

Do you require a licence?

What are the main assets of the business?
Kia k2700
Renault Triber
Embroidery machines
Cmt Machines
Screen printing plant Computers

Are any items not included in the sale?
Polo Vivo X2
Toyota Hilux
Titenjet Printer

What is their overall condition?
All in good working order

Do any require repairing?

How have they been valued ?
Book value

Which assets are on lease/HP and with whom?
Will be settled before take-over

Are they presently insured?

Is a full asset list on file?

Diversified Services:
Offering both PPE products and customization services like embroidery and screen printing adds value and attracts a wider range of customers.

Having expertise in PPE ensures high-quality products that meet safety standards, instilling trust in customers.

In-House Production:
Operating a CMT facility allows for greater control over production processes, quality assurance, and customization options.

Positive word-of-mouth and repeat customers indicate a good reputation for quality products and services.

Strategic Location:
Being situated in a convenient location accessible to both businesses and individuals can attract walk-in customers and facilitate distribution.

Seasonal Demand:
Demand for PPE products and customizations may fluctuate based on factors like seasonal trends or economic conditions, leading to potential revenue variability.

Facing competition from both online retailers and local businesses offering similar products and services may pose a challenge.

Dependence on Suppliers:
Reliance on suppliers for raw materials and PPE inventory may lead to disruptions in supply chain management or increased costs.

Skill Dependency:
Skilled labor is crucial for embroidery and screen printing, and any shortage of skilled personnel could impact production and service quality.

Limited Market Reach:
Without effective marketing strategies, reaching a broader audience beyond the local area may be challenging.

Expansion of Product Range:
Introducing new PPE products or expanding into related safety equipment can cater to evolving customer needs and increase revenue streams.

Online Presence:
Developing an e-commerce platform can tap into a larger market and provide convenience for customers to browse and purchase products online.

Corporate Partnerships:
Collaborating with businesses or institutions for bulk orders or exclusive contracts can secure stable revenue streams and enhance brand visibility.

Customization Trends:
Leveraging emerging trends in personalized or branded PPE can create opportunities for upselling and differentiation in the market.

Training Programs:
Offering training programs for embroidery and screen printing can generate additional revenue streams and address any skill gaps in the workforce.

Economic Downturns:
Economic recessions or downturns may lead to reduced consumer spending on nonessential items, affecting demand for customizations and discretionary PPE purchases.

Regulatory Changes:
Changes in safety regulations or compliance standards may require adjustments to product specifications or operational procedures, leading to additional costs or disruptions.

Price Competition:
Price competition from larger retailers or online platforms offering discounted PPE products may squeeze profit margins and undermine competitiveness.

Supply Chain Disruptions:
Any disruptions in the supply chain due to factors like global pandemics, natural disasters, or trade restrictions can impact inventory availability and production timelines.

Technological Advances: Rapid technological advancements in manufacturing processes or digital printing techniques may render current equipment or practices obsolete,
necessitating costly upgrades or retraining efforts.

What is the reason for the sale?
"I've decided to sell the PPE store and CMT business to fully commit myself to a new venture in the property sector. As opportunities arose in the property market, I found myself increasingly drawn to its potential and decided to concentrate my efforts there. By divesting the PPE business, I can direct all my attention and resources towards building and growing my property portfolio, allowing me to pursue my passion and maximize my potential in this new endeavor."

Why is this a good business?
"This business has been a significant part of my journey since its inception in 2000, officially
registered in 2007. Over the years, I've poured my passion, dedication, and expertise into
growing it into a thriving enterprise.

Here's why it's a good business:

Established Track Record:
With over two decades of operation, this business has a proven track record of success and resilience in navigating various market conditions.

Strong Brand Presence:
Through strategic branding efforts and a commitment to quality, we've built a strong reputation in the industry, earning the trust and loyalty of our customers.

Diverse Revenue Streams:
By offering a range of products and services, including PPE products and customization options, we've diversified our revenue streams and capitalized on multiple market

Skilled Team:
Behind the success of this business is a dedicated team of professionals who are experts in their respective fields, ensuring operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Growth Potential:
Despite its current success, this business still holds immense growth potential. With the right leadership and strategic vision, there are opportunities to expand into new markets,
introduce innovative offerings and drive further revenue growth.

Overall, this business represents not only a profitable venture but also a testament to years of hard work, innovation, and commitment to excellence. Its continued success under new ownership will be a testament to its inherent value and potential.

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