This is the logo for the product. I'm sure it's copyrighted, and patented and all, and I reproduce it here with all due respect and apologies if so required.
However, he gives it no attention, and in fact wants rid of it. He knows the potential, but is doing so well with his other business, he does not have the time, or inclination, to give this part any of his time.
So, he's offered it to me. The actual details of the deal we still need to work out, but it would mean me becoming self employed, and within 12 - 18 months owning this business / dealership. With no effort from his side, they currently turn over about ZAR1.4m per annum. He has one technician who does repairs etc., and carries about ZAR300k stock (spares and new machines) and has 1 LDV that does collections and deliveries.
I could / would operate from his premises for the first 12 - 18 months, but would then have to move out. I would "rent" office and workshop space, have to have at least 2 telephone lines installed, get computers etc., have to carry insurance, and running costs for the LDV....
I'd have to have a CC registered (I think the one I made dormant 12 years ago may be extinct now)..... It is a daunting prospect, and scares me more than staying put.
So, I'll have a long think, and then a chat with the Princess.... And then we'll see.