13 days ago

Melbourne > Victoria

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This well established & profitable business has been providing automatic transmission rebuilding & some general automotive servicing since 1982.

About the Business

This well established and very profitable business has been providing automatic transmission rebuilding services and some general automotive servicing since 1982.

Over the years, the business has built a solid reputation in the industry by providing a high quality service and a speedy turnaround time. Approximately 75% of all work is referred from long term customers in the trade, namely mechanical workshops. The balance of work comes from referrals and by word of mouth. Cash flow is excellent as commercial customers are long standing and are generally on COD or 7 day accounts. Other customers are generally cash paying.

The current owner has increasing racing commitments overseas so has decided to sell this family-run Business. As no succession plan has been put into place, the Business is now being offered for sale. This is a unique opportunity to buy an outstanding, well established business with outstanding cash flow.

This investment opportunity would ideally suit an individual or partners with mechanical skills, seeking an established business with existing strong cash flow. Without the distractions of frequent overseas trips, the new owner(s) should be able to drive this business to new heights.

Some salient points relating to this business are:

 Absentee owner much of the year
 Strong cash flow
 5 day work week
 Excellent growth potential
 Plant & Equipment value of approximately $60,000 included in the asking price

Included in this offer are the following:
 100% of the business assets, including approximately $20,000 worth of stock
 A business with a well established and broad customer base and one that provides a consistent strong cash flow;
 A well-established and well recognised trading name with a reputation for quality and outstanding service;
 Well equipped and spacious premises
 Excess capacity provided by the current premises that will support substantial business growth;
 Premises that are strategically located in an industrial area near the geographical heart of Melbourne;
 The knowledge and trade experience of the current owner who is willing to train the new owner(s) during a suitable transition period if so requested.


Current hours of operation are:

8 – 5 Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Market / Customer:

The business provides its services to automotive shops and the general public throughout Melbourne.

Ten years ago, most new passenger vehicles carried a manufacturer’s warranty (on parts and labour) of one year. Over the last few years, automobile warranties have gradually been lengthened, so that now, most new cars carry a parts and service warranty of between three and five years.

These warranty changes have resulted in dealers contracting their transmission repair works to a number of transmission workshops such as this one, as this type of specialist operation is cost effective for them.

The majority of transmission repair work is undertaken as subcontract work provided to dealerships and other automotive repairers, with the balance provided direct to the public.

Products / Services:

The business provides automatic transmission repairs and some general automotive servicing


Currently the business operates out of an immaculately clean workshop located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The current rent is $1,650/month and flexible terms will be offered to the new owner.

The spacious premises include a fully equipped office, two workshop areas, extensive storage and stock areas.

Equipment / Fittings:

All existing Plant, Equipment and Fittings are included in the asking price. Equipment includes items such as:

 2 hoists
 Lathes
 Surface Grinder
 Pedestal Drills
 large linisher
 High Pressure Washer
 Extensive High Quality Racking
 State-of-the-art Diagnostic Equipment
 Extensive Range of Hand Tools
 2 Computers
 “Mechanic” software with Integrated Bookkeeping
 Miscellaneous Office equipment & Furniture

Estimated stock value is approximately $20,000.

A comprehensive Plant & Equipment list will be provided during due diligence.

Management / Staff:

The current owner spends much of his time pursuing his racing passion in the U.S. The owner’s son manages the business when his father is overseas. Other staff include one general mechanic.

The vendor is happy to provide any required training and assistance during a suitable transition period if required.

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To receive ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on this business, please contact Steve Lentin:

Telephone (03) 9569 2883
Fax (03) 8677 0868
Mobile 0419 910 099

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