This ten year old CNC shop for sale specializes in the design and fabrication of limited/short run aircraft/aerospace and commercial parts. Specializing in composites, plastic injection molds and vacuum forming molds. With no advertising, the company has built a solid reputation for performance resulting in record sales and profits for the most recent year (2008). With the majority of customers are located in southern california, this company has carved out a very unique niche with no none competitors focused on the local market. In fact there are only a handful of companies that are capable of competing in the specific types of products and services offered. This is not a specialty machine shop, rather they have separated themselves by providing full design-build capabilities for composite aircraft parts.
There is little requirement for product inventory. Even though most work is procured by competitive bid, this company benefits from bid specifications that result in many contracts being pushed in their direction due to their reputation and unique service.
He does most of his business through contracts as well. His customers consist of all 4 tiers of the airline industry as well as airline manufacturers. It usually takes at least 6 months to even be considered as a manufacturer of parts for these companies. Because of their great reputation, they have built these existing contacts with these big name players.
The business currently operates from a 1,600 square foot space. This includes all of the machinery necessary to build the molds and finish the products. The business comes with 3 cnc machining centers, 1 cnc tooling mill, and a mastercam workstation. The business also has developed and built aerospace tooling as well. Priced at $360k this includes $120k in machinery and equipment. This is a great business opportunity for an engineer who is tired of the risks and vagaries of the corporate world!