I am looking for a marketing partner to explore what we can do to make the most of our business opportunities.
I own Aquacut Limited which has three working divisions;
• Aquacut ([url removed, login to view]) which is the fabrication side of the business serving the building industry (90%) and other sectors (10%). Around 50% of our turnover is waterjet cutting (tiles 70%, stone 20% and the rest a mix of such as metals, plastics and glass) and the other 50% in a variety of added value services such as templating, epoxy bonding, painting, etching, bullnosing. Since I bought the business four years ago, Aquacut has grown by over 35% per annum. We have recently bought premises five times larger than our current workshops and plan to install fabrication capability that will enable us to double output on a single shift basis. No other business in the UK offers the range of services that we do, making us unique. Routes to market currently include architects, designers, tile supply companies, development companies. Our website is in need of upgrading but has taken a back-seat to the two initiatives described below.
• Tilers Tools ([url removed, login to view]) is the distribution side of our business. We are the approved UK distributors for Raimondi SpA of Italy (not an exclusive arrangement but we are heading that way). The business was launched at the Surface Design Show last February and has quickly moved into profit, but has been cash negative as we build stocks here in the UK. There is a lot of opportunity for this business. Routes to market are through re-sellers as well as e-commerce via our website and ebay. We are also passed leads from Raimondi, but these are infrequent.
• TTTrims has the exclusive UK distribution rights for Profilitec SpA. Profilitec designs and manufactures high-quality trims and profiles for the tiling and landscape markets as well as levelling systems and wet room systems. We are currently building our business platforms, including our website, but meantime you will be able to get a flavour for the business through Profilitec's website ([url removed, login to view]).