Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very popular MOT station and vehicle repair business Staffordshire.
The business was established by our client in 2005 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients’ desire for change of direction and to concentrate on other interests. The business operates 5½ days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £331,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 41% as per 2015 accounts.
Our client offers a variety of services including class 4 MOT testing, mechanical repairs, services, engine diagnostics, spare parts and car accessories. The modern and fully equipped garage can carry out repairs on all makes and models. The retail shop stocks a good selection of spare parts and accessories including wheels and tyres, exhausts, engine oils, brake discs and pads and batteries to name a few.
The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area and further afield for the high quality of the services and parts offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the business and the services offered, or perhaps branch out into the car and van hire business. The garage already has a very informative website in place to promote the business.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
This popular MOT test centre and vehicle repair business occupies substantial lock-up premises, ideally located in a busy industrial estate in Staffordshire on a busy main road. The business is surrounded by many complimentary businesses, therefore benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The garage further benefits from ample free car parking facilities to the front of the premises.
The area of the property is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is approximately 4 miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located just off a busy A-road, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks.
Large industrial unit in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:
2 x roller shutter doors to workshop.
2 x doors for pedestrian access.
High ceilings with fluorescent lighting.
MOT waiting area with customer seating.
Rear office with desk and filing cabinet.
3 x two post ramps.
Tecalemit diagnostic computer.
Perimeter work benches.
Battery display stands.
Second office with L-shaped desk, tiled flooring and filing cabinet.
Staff room with tiled flooring, worktops with cupboard storage beneath and WC.
Retail shop with:
Double doors with roller shutter protection.
Full width serve over counter with electronic cash register.
Dexion type shelving to rear.
Parking for approximately 10 vehicles.
The property is fully alarmed.
We are advised Leasehold.
Lease details to be confirmed.
Freehold Option Available at £495,000 + SAV
The business operates:
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
The business is owner run and managed with 3 x full time staff members.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £331,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 41% as per 2015 accounts.
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