Simple Concept - Solid Profits
The commercial fishing industry makes up a big part of this ice-making business's strong and loyal customer base, but other sales to wet fish shops, recreational fishers, and campers are also solid. The business delivers bagged ice to multiple outlets in Auckland using their own delivery vehicles. Bulk ice deliveries to fishing boats can be from Mangonui in the north to New Plymouth and Whakatane in the south.
The business is located at the entrance to the Ports of Auckland Wharf at Onehunga, and employs two staff members. The employees are able to handle all operational functions of the business, including operating the ice-making machines, handling door sales, and delivering bagged and bulk ice to outlets and boats.
The current owner's role has been to manage the business, with administration duties including cost management, invoicing, wages, and accounts payable. He also arranges repair and maintenance of machinery. There is scope for a new owner with an interest in marketing, to increase the number of outlets for bagged ice and develop an emerging segment of the business - ice for 'snow days' at children's birthday parties and early childhood centres.
This is an excellent opportunity to own a simple, profitable business that has performed well over many years.