Manufacturer of Specialist Trenching Equipment For Sale

Reference Number: HFM156

Location: East Anglia

Turnover: £1.7m


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Business Summary

  • Outstanding opportunity to acquire a highly established manufacturer of specialist trenching equipment, based in East Anglia.
  • Established for nearly 50 years.
  • Specialises in agricultural drainage, sports-turf drainage and civil engineering trenching and unique bespoke commissions.
  • Holds an extensive worldwide network of authorised dealers in more than 20 countries.
  • Has a widespread customer base of largely substantive, high-profile clients.
  • Over the past 3 financial years it has realised an average adjusted EBITDA of 30%.
  • Unique, ‘first-of-their-kind’ award-winning products.
  • Valuable, exclusive domain name and a fully-comprehensive website in 4 languages, which is currently being re-designed.
  • A long serving, capable and highly skilled workforce.
  • The company has a strong brand in its market space and a strong reputation for the quality of its products and after-sales service.
  • A new acquirer with more proactive business development resources could easily increase sales volume by 25-30% without needing to increase staffing levels.
  • The sale represents an outstanding opportunity for other construction, sports-field and agricultural equipment manufacturers, or machinery manufacturers looking to diversify into this profitable niche sector.

Products and Services

  • Agricultural/Land Drainage Trenchers
  • Sports-Turf Drainage Trenchers
  • Civil Engineering Trenchers


  • Two active vendors and 12 staff in the roles of Accounts, Purchasing Assistant, Welders, Fitters, Foreman and Storeman.


  • A fully refurbished, 20,000 sq. ft. factory and warehouse with extensive offices.

Reason for sale

  • One vendor wishes to retire following a hand-over, the other – the Commercial Director wishes to remain with the business and would consider equity participation if this suited the acquirer.

Financial overview

Year ending 30th June20132014201520162017 
Sales revenue£2,073,763£2,402,772£2,668,164£1,923,327£1,780,167
Gross profit£225,264£151,227£486,468£177,449£247,915
Adjusted EBITDA£376,994£469,789£698,871£517,247£633,692

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