Engineering and welding firm may spark interest
CD Contracting's team of welders is proficient in steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Picture / Getty Images
A specialist welding and engineering workshop business servicing the four biggest cities in the Central North Island is one of the busiest engineering workshops in the region.
CD Contracting in Tokoroa - which is now on the market - is a business driven by its proximity to the four large population and commercial bases.
It is in the happy position of being surrounded by multiple state highways and having a diverse clientele, including the rural production sector and large-scale infrastructure firms.
The company employs up to five staff depending on workloads - comprising engineers, one hands-on floor manager and an office administrator.
The CD Contracting business is being marketed for sale by negotiation through Bayleys Hamilton.
Salesperson Josh Smith said the company's welding and fabrication services encompassed repairs and maintenance to trucks, heavy machinery, agricultural plant and equipment, panel beating and spray painting for commercial vehicles.
Smith said with Tokoroa sitting virtually equi-distant to Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton and Tauranga, CD Contracting was well positioned for on-site call-outs to farms and industrial premises throughout the South Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.
The company's strategic central location also enabled rapid response callouts to roadside service for the vehicle assets of a multitude of roading and highway maintenance companies responsible for both council roads and state highways, Smith said.
"Roading plant and equipment endures a pretty rigorous life and is in constant need of maintenance - from grader blade straightening or digger scoop and bucket realignment through to patching up the tray on a dump truck.
"Meanwhile in the smaller rural sector, the company is involved with everything from repairing the front forks on a hay-baler or tow bar on a tractor through to the overhaul of milk storage tanks or milking shed refurbishment.
"Tokoroa's strategic location means the town is less than 45 minutes’ drive from State Highways 1, 5, 28, 29, 30 and 32. That's crucial when heavy machinery operators seek minimal equipment down-time when repairs are required. And when that plant or equipment is essential to getting a job completed, it's that old cliche: ‘time is money'."
Recognising that much of its clientele's plant and machinery is necessary to conduct day-to-day business, CD Contracting operates a 24-hour breakdown service. Engineering services undertaken on site at CD Contracting include electrical metal inert gas (MIG) welding, tungsten inert gas (TIG)welding, and arc welding.
Smith said CD's team of welders was proficient in steel, stainless steel and aluminium welding practices. In addition, the CD Contracting team had undertaken heavy-duty plastic welding work.
Multiple heavy-duty vehicles which come with the business include a large crane truck, Hiab truck, two hydraulic fork lifts and an outdoor press. In addition, the company's engineering assets include an extensive catalogue of welding guns and kit, electrical generator and the full spectrum of drills and grinders, tools, and cleaning equipment.
"Over the course of its eight years trading, CD Contracting has undertaken such unusual projects as welding vineyard and home-brewing vats and stills, the custom-building of retail shop fittings and industrial bench units, through to repairing small to medium sized run-about recreational motor boats," Smith said.
"The company is now in the enviable position of servicing a well-established and loyal customer base - both corporate and private. This database and service history records will of course transfer over to the new business owner as part of the goodwill."
CD Contracting currently operates out of a long-term leased factory and administration block premises - with up to nine years of renewal rights available by negotiation.