Business Overview

Second generation distributor of industrial instrumentation application for power generation, military, aircraft, wastewater treatment, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, and food processing industries.

They operate out of a 5,144 SF warehouse with 5 employees, 2 of whom doing inside sales. 30% is office space and 70% is warehouse. Vendors are domestic and with more than 300 long term customers, many of whom are Fortune 500 companies. More than 30% of their products are drop shipped by the manufacturer with the remainder received and delivered via UPS and Fedex.

Building is 50×100 with a loading dock and sits on 1 acre. Real estate is approximately $525k and will be sold along with the business.

Great opportunity to take over a second generation B2B distribution company with loyal customers. Business can be relocated.

Financial

  • Asking Price: $857,000
  • Cash Flow: $290,000
  • Gross Revenue: $2,360,000
  • EBITDA: $290,000
  • FF&E: $100,000
  • Inventory: $110,000
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1960

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:5,144
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:5
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Warehouse space with offices in stand alone building on 1 acre lot.

Is Support & Training Included:

Will provide

Purpose For Selling:

Retirement

Additional Info

The company was founded in 1960, making the business 62 years old.
The deal shall not include inventory valued at $110,000*, which ins't included in the suggested price.

The business has 5 employees and is situated in a building with disclosed square footage of 5,144 sq ft.

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