AB241-UK Manufacturing and Distribution Business with E-commerce platforms
Business for sale
Business descriptionThis reputable and firmly established independent family business has been successfully trading for some 35 years. It has evolved during this time into a multi-faceted UK manufacturing business with 2 distinct modes of operation that exist under the one Limited company. Both divisions operate in the mid to upper end of the market, such is the quality of manufacturing.
Baby Garments account for approximately 70% of current revenues. All garments are manufactured in the UK to a very high standard (historical customers include John Lewis and Mothercare). Range of garments include baby sleepsuits, bibs, bodysuits, cardigans t-shirts, gifts and accessories. The business has its own designs as well as offering customisation.
The company supplies to independent retailers, online retailers and promotional companies with some 30 regular customers. It also sells via its own interactive e-commerce websites, partner websites and via the Amazon and eBay platforms.
Soft Play Equipment & Inflatables makes up the other 30%. This is very much seasonal (January through to July typically). The company manufactures a comprehensive range of high quality bouncy castles and similar inflatable products, not to mention soft play mats and accessories that are all listed on its own e-commerce platform (that includes several websites as well as other leading platforms). All inflatables are manufactured to PIPA standards. The company enjoys healthy levels of repeat business from UK trade customers (typically companies who hire these inflatables out) who value the high quality manufacturing and short leads times this business provides.
Both customer bases are loyal. The business has a strong online presence and successfully sells through its own websites, partner websites and also across online portals Amazon and eBay –feedback levels are very impressive as it operates in the mid to upper end of the markets.
The company experiences very low return rates as a result of the quality of its merchandise, plus the state of the art machinery it has invested in.
This business is totally portable and scaleable. Its customer base, and supply chain for that matter, has grown and strengthened year-on-year. It has relatively low fixed costs and is simple to run. All sales generate impressive gross profit margins (64%), which, together with the fact they manufacture, ensures the business enjoys good levels of profitability.
The business model has been put in place. It is ripe for a new owner to utilise the superb and highly valuable positioning this company has developed, both online and in the market though its relationships with leading suppliers. The opportunity is there to either bolt on to an existing operation or for a new owner to scale up the business to maximise the many opportunities already at its disposal.