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MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Mon 06 Nov, 2017 9:17 pm
by John Green
Yes the rumors are true....

After nearly 27 years in business John & Sandra Green are announcing that they wish to downsize their workload by selling off part of their business.
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MB Spares officially opened for business on the 2nd of January 1994, in reality it had been running since mid 1990 as a backyard business. Since opening in 1994 as a workshop that also sold parts, the business models has changed multiple times adapting with the times. These days we are primarily a spare parts business quite rightfully promoting that we are “Australia's leading Independent Mercedes-Benz spare parts supplier”. We also have a successful workshop offering routine servicing and full restorations as well as selling used cars.
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We wish to downsize our workload, but are not ready to retire quite yet. The spare parts business is located at 14 Lyell St and the workshop 16 Lyell St. We are inviting offers to purchase either business and/or any aspect of the various business’s. Sounds complex, but with the business spread across the two buildings it is possible to halve it up. And, whilst it would be difficult to move the workshop, the spare parts business could be run out of anywhere, as the website and 1300 phone number make it portable.
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Both businesses have considerably more potential than what they are currently achieving. They have both grown to the point where we have realised neither business is being run as efficiently as they should. Both would benefit from a fresh injection of enthusiasm and individual management, not shared management.
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In the last 27 years we have achieved a lot, from having the first Mercedes-Benz dedicated website in Australia to buying out the local Mercedes-Benz dealers workshop equipment when they went bankrupt in 2006. There are over 15000 unique customer addresses’ in our database and well over 16000 unique part numbers on file. This position is the ideal base for someone to take either business onto its next great step.

Interested parties are invited to make contact via our website,

https://www.mbspares.com.au/Contacts/MB ... -Sale.aspx

using the “Make an enquiry” button. Prospectuses have been prepared for the spare parts business and the workshop. They include a basic outline of the respective business’s strengths and some basic figures. Parties that are interested after reading the prospectus would be required to sign a non disclosure agreement before further negotiations.
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In the meantime, it is business as usual. Same staff, same work hours, same service. We are still busy as usual with customer quotation requests, orders and workshop jobs still taking up the time that we used to use to send out our monthly newsletters.
In the meantime, you can continue to follow us on Facebook to see what we have been up to.
John & Sandra Green.

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Tue 07 Nov, 2017 3:27 am
by T-Modell
Hi John (and Sandra),

as we know each other personally I wish you all the best with your future steps!!! Good luck and that the new "life-set-up" will be what you wish for.

With my best regards
Thomas

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Tue 07 Nov, 2017 9:21 pm
by Ivanerrol
BM Spares down in Dandenong has gone internet and phone only as well.
You can pick up large items but now they run out of a warehouse with no shop front.

Another mate has gone out of the Benz repair business and concentrates on spare parts for newer models - mainly panels. He has spent a few amount of dollars on a website.

Another MB place I know of was selling and repairing Benz's they now concentrate on repairs only - ditched the selling part of the business.

Seems to be the latest model for business - concentrate on one line.

Good luck with your future ventures John. :dance:

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Wed 08 Nov, 2017 9:50 pm
by John Green
Thanks for the best wishes posted here and on Facebook. Both business's are doing well, so well that they have grown to the point where we can't manage both of them the way they should be. Time for someone else to take at least one of them over and a slightly slower pace for us.

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Thu 09 Nov, 2017 2:56 am
by 420 SE
Best of fortune with the sale (of whichever part you sell) and good wishes for taking it a bit easier!

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Sat 18 Nov, 2017 6:55 pm
by brycedunn
Good luck with the sale of either. The new owner will be buying a business with a very good reputation.

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Sun 19 Nov, 2017 9:06 am
by Mercmad
If i weren't so old ,I'd buy the spare parts part ,but living in Canberra is a bit tyo close to the politicos for my liking.

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Sun 19 Nov, 2017 6:29 pm
by Ivanerrol
Mercmad wrote:
Sun 19 Nov, 2017 9:06 am
If i weren't so old ,I'd buy the spare parts part ,but living in Canberra is a bit tyo close to the politicos for my liking.
Ron......The weather is also for masochists :dance:

Re: MB Spares is for sale !

Posted: Fri 24 Nov, 2017 12:26 pm
by Ludwig
yes Ron. Canberra is too close to politicos but...........you can hunt them at night. just use your spotlight and look for the reflection from their gormless eyes.