Water Saving Shower System. Australian and USA Patents

27 days ago

Location:
Brisbane - Greater > Queensland

Investment level:
$87,500 + SAV

Type:
Business

Industry:
Miscellaneous > Green & Eco friendly

Water Saving Showers Australia

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Summary

The multi award winning Cullector Ultra Efficient Shower combines several water saving features into one self powered unit. Saves water, power, money and the environment without sacrificing comfort.

Location Details

The business is a home-based operation located in Clifton Beach QLD 4879. As an online business it can be easily relocated anywhere in Australia or Overseas.

Potential

Water scarcity is now a constant global reality. Population growth and climate change add further pressure on water resources. The growth in global demand for water saving products has never been as strong as it is today and pressure will continue to mount on Governments and consumers to adopt every sensible available option to combat this escalating problem. The business is exceptionally well placed to achieve strong growth in this market segment. Patent protection in Australia and the US offers enormous potential for secure growth.

Skills

The new owner will have the ability to oversee the manufacturing process for quality control and compliance with relevant standards.
Marketing and distribution skills will be needed to raise public awareness of the product and to create a robust supply chain.
Design skills would be an advantage to develop a suite of bottles to complement a range of bathroom décor.
Basic computer skills will be required to maintain the website, fulfil orders and print labels for shipping.
Full support and training will be given during the handover period.

Hours

Currently 4 to 8 hours per week is allocated to fulfilling orders and answering customer enquiries.

Lease

No rent, no lease, work from home.

Employees

No employees, sole operator.

Reason for Sale

I am getting ready to retire and unable to commit to taking the Cullector to the market.
If manufacturing, marketing and distribution is your strength and passion I would love to hear from you.

About the Business

An opportunity exists to buy the business ‘Water Saving Showers Australia’ and it’s flagship product, the patent protected Cullector™ Ultra Efficient shower.
As global water scarcity increases, pressure continues to mount on Governments and consumers to adopt every sensible option available to preserve water.
The business is exceptionally well positioned to achieve strong growth in this market segment and has been twice supported by Federal and State Government grants.
Patent protection in Australia and the US offers enormous potential for international growth.
The business is currently run as a home based operation but as it expands external warehousing and fulfilment may be needed.
A small manufacturing run was undertaken in China to enable the Cullector to be sold and field trailed in the real world but the purchaser may also choose to manufacture locally as the engineering drawings are supplied.
A huge opportunity exists to expand the range of water saving shower products currently on offer along with a selection of new bottle designs for the Cullector to complement a range of bathroom décor and environments.
The Cullector provides environmental and financial benefit far beyond that of the initial user and is a necessary and timely inclusion to global water conservation.

Intellectual Property to be transferred at settlement
Business name: Water Saving Showers Australia
Australia Standard Patent: AU 2008258129
United States Standard Patent: US 8,517,056 B2
Trade Mark no. 1212924. The word “Cullector” Class 11
Engineering Drawings & 3D CAD
Website: https://watersavingshowers.com.au
Domains: watersavingshowersaustralia.com.au, watersavingshowers.com.au, cullector.com.au, cullector.com
List of sales, field trials and surveys
List of national and international distributor enquiries
Product Knowledge & Expertise provided by inventor

Awards and Media
2010 Winner of ABC New Inventors Episode Award
2011 Queensland What’s Your Big Idea Award
2011 Cullector is ranked number 20 in Australian Anthill Smart 100 Awards
2012 Queensland Tropical Innovation Award Peoples Choice Finalist
2014 Channel 7 Today Tonight Current Affairs Features the Cullector

Government Support and Crowd Funding
2007 Federal Government AusIndustry COMET Grant
2011 State Government QLD What’s Your Big Idea Award Grant
2014 Kickstarter Campaign successfully funded

Standards & Licenses
VEET (Victorian Energy Efficiency Target) Registered ID: 1593
WaterMark Certified WM74582 Expired
WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards) License number 1210

History

Initial market research determined the Cullector was commercially viable and a significant investment in R&D was undertaken, including prototyping, testing and field trials.
Full patents have been granted in Australia and the US and a small manufacturing run has been undertaken. Independent accredited laboratory testing achieves WaterMark and WELS certification. A website was established to raise public awareness and has logged 11,000 visits in the last 12 months. Spinoff products have proved popular and the range should be expanded.

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