Specialist Water-based Self-Adhesive Films/Paper Coatings Company
-Graphics, Labelstock and Bespoke Markets-
Asking Price £ 1,530,000
Established over 10 years ago this highly respected and professional company provides a comprehensive and specialist service to a range of diverse customers who require water – based coatings for graphics, labelstock and bespoke top coated products.
This company provides a range of revolutionary solutions to clients on a national and international scale(majority of clients UK based but overseas clients represent a huge target market). The business has vast experience and technical knowledge of the self-adhesive films market and it has developed a range of high quality products including overlaminating & mounting films for the graphics market, security top coatings, specialist ink-jet and laser printable coatings, multilayered constructions for the integrated forms market and specialist antistatic coating. Because of its expertise in the field the company has grown impressively since inception and is now well positioned as one of the main players in the supply of overlaminating & mounting films to the UK market.
The vendors have continued to invest in the company and its infrastructure to maintain this growth. They are currently building a new production line which is almost complete. This will give the company further spare capacity, the ability to increase its range and also increase its speed of response and customer service levels. The current site can easily cater for the anticpated growth this additional production facility will provide.
The company prides itself on the quality of its products, knowledge and consistent delivery of services. This is illustrated by the fact the company holds the FSC Chain of Custody Certification and has implemented its own internal quality system equivalent to ISO9000.
The company has built up an impressive loyal customer base who require films and papers within 5 main markets- graphics (via distribution), specialist labelstock, integrated/business forms, bespoke forms and contract coating.
Reason to sell
: The vendors are planning their exit strategy.
The directors also believe the business has reached the point where it requires a new injection of business acumen and energy to take it through its next period of growth and maximise the opportunities at its disposal.
Support and training
: The owners are happy to provide full business familiarisation and handover to ensure continuity of trading and a seamless transistion.
: The business has a regular revenue stream and a strong customer base ripe for future development. Further sales and marketing activity could offer potential for the business to expand its operation as it already has the infrastructure in place to accommodate such growth. The business has recently set up some key relationships with distributors/agents in France, Spain and Southern Ireland that represent significant growth opportunities going forward and has also identified additional partners in Germany and Italy.
The market for this company’s products and services is large and strong and the company has enjoyed healthy growth over recent years. In saying that it only has some 5% of the UK market and an even smaller presence overseas, however this is growing. The company’s market penetration and own brand recognition could significantly be increased with investment in more sales and marketing activity.
This business is perfectly positioned to develop these opportunities such is its standing in the market.
: The business has never undertaken any real advertising or marketing preferring to rely on their own internal sales efforts, referrals, repeat business and word of mouth recommendations to generate revenues. The company does have a basic website but would benefit greatly from further development of this and its marketing strategy as a whole.
: The business currently operates from ideal modern premises situated on a high profile accessible business estate. The vendors would ideally like to sell the freehold with the business (which is owned wholly by another Limited Co they also own so this would involve the share sale of this limited company which has no other business interests).
However they would also consider setting up a suitable lease for the business or for it to be relocated should a new owner so require, subject to negotiation. Freehold valuation is circa £480,000. The business currently pays rent circa £48,000 p.a. Rates are circa £20,000 p.a.
The premises are modern and in excellent condition.. Total floor space is circa 14,000 square feet of which approximately 10,000 square feet is currently production /warehouse. There is ample car parking space and the site is very secure.