Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market, Swansea Vale 4x4.
Swansea Vale 4x4 was founded by the current owners in 1998 and the business has been a real labour of love for them. The business enjoys a fantastic reputation and has an impressive number of regular customers, many of whom travel from all parts of the UK.
Alas the business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to poor health coupled with a wish to enjoy a well-earned retirement. The owners are keen to see their beloved business pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.
Swansea Vale 4x4 is an independent Land Rover specialist and they are experts in service repairs and diagnostics and also offer quality used Land Rovers for sale. Their expertise covers Land Rovers of all age and models including:
• Range Rover
• Range Rover Sport
• Discovery/ Discovery Sport
• Range Rover Evoque
• Freelander 1 & 2
• Series 1,11 & 111
Swansea Vale 4x4 offer a range of different services including;
• Servicing of all models from Series onwards
• Repairs, experienced technicians repair to mot standard
• Refurbishment and Restoration
• Chassis change to give customers vehicles a new lease of life
• Accessory fitting, supplied or customers own
• Customising and upgrading
• Land Rover Spares
• Recovery and transport services.
The sale will include the company website () Facebook and Twitter pages and the business enjoys great visibility on the via sites such as YouTube, , , etc.
Scope to Improve
• Advertising and marketing campaign
• Extend the opening hours
• Update the existing website perhaps adding an online booking facility.
• Employ more technicians
• Consider taking on an apprentice
• Attend trade fairs and car shows
Reasons to Buy
• A well established with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
• Ideal trading position on a main road with loads of free parking
• Ideal owner managed or partnership business
• Would suit an ex jlr worker looking to move to the beautiful Welsh countryside
• Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
• All fixtures and fittings included making this a turn-key business opportunity
• A real opportunity to increase turnover significantly, the current owners are running at a pace to suit and are turning work away at the present time
• Little or no competition locally
• Priced to sell.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment, this great little business is likely to attract considerable interest
Swansea Vale 4x4 is located in Llansamlet, close to Swansea in Wales.
Llansamlet is a suburban district and community of Swansea falling into the Llansamlet ward. The area is centred on the A48 road (named Samlet Road and Chase Road in the area) and the M4 motorway.
Today the area consists of an urban belt centred on the A48 road and M4 motorway where new housing was built in the early millennium decade. At the west of the area lies the Swansea Enterprise Park and Swansea Vale development area. The north of the area is mainly rural, consisting of farmland.
Road transport links include the A48 trunk road to the M4 motorway (Junction 44). It has its own railway station to the east served by the Transport for Wales Swanline service between Cardiff and Swansea.
The railway runs through a cutting, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Owing to the risk of landslip from the earth banks of this cutting, Brunel designed four flying arches to hold the cutting walls apart. For extra stability, these arches were ballasted with high mounds of copper slag.
Nearby Swansea is the second largest city in Wales and the twenty-fifth largest city in the United Kingdom. According to its local council, the City and County Of Swansea had a population of 241,300 in 2014. The last official census stated that the city, Metropolitan and urban areas combined concluded to be a total of 462,000 in 2011, the second most populous local authority are in Wales after Cardiff.
Swansea Vale 4x4 is ideally positioned in an unusually busy and vibrant industrial estate alongside other complimentary businesses. The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage, both from the main road and on the premises itself, there is ample free parking immediately outside the premises.
Swansea Vale 4x4 occupies a modern, end terraced, purpose built industrial unit which is nicely presented and fastidiously maintained with considerable money spent recently. The business briefly comprises;
Generous workshop with roller door to front, high ceilings, painted concrete floor and forced air heating system, Kendon KG4000 4 post ramp, Benpak 3PH 4.5 Tonne 2 post ramp, Tecamelmit Soacemaster MK5 3 tonne wheel free 4 post ramp, heavy duty steel bench with pillar drill, heavy duty 240v pillar drill, heavy duty steel bench with vice, Lucas battery drop tester, small anvil, 2x4ft axle stands, 2.5 tonne jacking beam, 6 step mobile steps, Sealey 12-24v battery charger, gas welding / burning set, propane bottle with lamp, 12’x2’6” heavy steel bench with 3 lockable cupboards and 6’’ vice, various grinders and air tools, Hitachi 110v reciprocating saw, yellow 110 power box, 3 ph bench grinder, Karcher 3PH Commercial Steam cleaner, retractable air line reel, Tecalemit tracking gauges, steel tool cabinet, hydraulic press, welding/grinding curtain, two sack trucks, 0.5 tonne transmission jack, black trolley jack, blue trolley jack, 4 axle stands, 18kg full gas bottle, fork lift truck, Autologic Diagnostics machine.
With double glazed windows and door to front creating a light airy and inviting interior, long reception desk, filing cabinets and perimeter shelving
With close coupled toilet and hand wash basin
First Floor Mezzanine
To the first floor and accessed by stairs from the workshop is a useful mezzanine providing staff room and storage facilities.Tenure
We are advised that Swansea Vale 4 x 4 is being sold as a Leasehold business opportunity. The existing 3-year lease has approximately 2 years remaining, and the rent is £14,000 per annum which is really reasonable given the size and location of the premises.
We are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.
We are advised that that the business rates payable are £5720 per annum.Hours
Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm
Saturday 8.00 am – 1.00 pm
The business is run and managed by our clients, a husband and wife team. The business has employed more staff previously.Financial Profile
Swansea Vale 4x4 generated an advised turnover of circa £226,558 as per the 2018 accounts with a gross profit of approximately 50%. It needs to be stressed that the business is being run at a pace to suit and has enjoyed higher turnover previously.
An experienced operator should expect to see turnover increase significantly.
The business is currently turning work away.