Business Overview

This well-established Scale Company is a supplier of weighing instruments ranging from floor scales to ultra-micro balances. Clients include all levels of government institutions and private sector companies. They range from nutraceutical manufacturers, copper mine assay labs, aerospace, chemical manufacturers, universities, R&D labs, crime labs, hospitals, and a variety of other clients that require precise weighing instruments. They are a licensed service company with the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures. All of their scale technicians are also registered with the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures. They are accredited through the International Accreditation Service, offering on-site ISO 17025 calibrations in the Southwest area. Sales are nationwide. They have a GSA contract with supplier agreements with two major global manufacturers. Helpful, but not required, if potential buyers have experience in the scale and weighing industry.


  • Asking Price: $499,000
  • Cash Flow: $164,820
  • Gross Revenue: $1,194,963
  • FF&E: $206,500
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1978

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:1,744
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:5
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
Is Support & Training Included:

4 Weeks

Purpose For Selling:


Additional Info

The business was established in 1978, making the business 44 years old.

The company has 5 employees and resides in a building with disclosed square footage of 1,744 sq ft.
The property is leased by the company for $2,058 per Month

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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