Listing #:1890290019

Hat Making and Millinery Business

Location: Rodney, Auckland
PRICE REDUCED - Hat Making and Millinery Business

This hat making business makes up-market natural straw hats for both men and women. The business has been run for many years as a cottage industry part time for six months a year with most sales at a weekend market and online.

The current owner recently ceased operation as she is unable to continue due to health issues, so the business needs a motivated and forward thinking person to move it forward and grow the business. It already has a dedicated following of satisfied customers with the men’s panama style hats being the biggest seller. Opportunity exists for someone to move the manufacturing business into a full-time wholesaling business and to build up the online presence.

The business is easily run by a single person as is, or two people or more to move it into a bigger operation. The machinery that comes with the business consists of gas operated hat presses and around 100 aluminium hat blocks plus sewing machines and equipment to make hats. The process is easy to learn and no experience is necessary. The owner will train the purchaser of the business. Currently, the business is run from a farm outbuilding, but premises don't come with the business.

This is a very big opportunity to enter a niche market with very little competition. Currently, there is only one other known serious competitor in New Zealand who is already exporting hats overseas.

Priced at $66,500 (+ GST if required), plus stock, this represents a great value entry to manufacturing.

Also, there are almost 100 unique wooden hat blocks, collected over many years by the owner, for anyone wanting to move into handmade hats as well. These are more specialised and would appeal to hat enthusiasts who are milliners already or learning to be a milliner. Price for these on application.

For an opportunity to obtain more information or view this business please contact the owner after 5pm weekdays or anytime over the weekend on 021 1187 436 or (09) 411 5355
Asking price: $66,500 Or Near Offer
Listed: Sat 29 Dec, 8:51 am
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