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Taylor Made Franchising acquires engineering company

Franchise group Taylor Made Franchising has acquired metal fabrication company, Aftech Engineering Ltd.

Manufacturing equipment for franchisees

Alongside existing work, which remains unaffected, Aftech will begin manufacturing equipment and spare parts for Taylor Made Franchising’s franchise operations Stump Busters and Iconic Window Cleaning, allowing franchisees to order and buy products more quickly and more cheaply.

Spare parts for Stump Busters franchise

Stump Busters, whose franchisees grind tree stumps from domestic and commercial situations, began production of its own 38hp stump grinder in 2019.

Metal fabrication

Aftech Engineering specialises in all forms of metal fabrication including laser cutting, welding and forming. The firm produces shop fitting equipment and works extensively within the electrical and medical industries. There will be no change to staffing at the company.

Owner retiring

Retiring owner Len Dean joined Aftech on leaving school at 17. He joined a directorship with the former owner in 1980 and took over the company solely in 1995. Len grew the business so successfully that in 2003 his wife Anne came on board to assist Len in his growing company. The couple ran the business together as joint managing directors until their sale to Taylor Made Franchising.

Darren Taylor highly recommended

Len said,

‘The sale of the business was smooth and simple; Darren is a straight-forward man who is experienced in acquiring businesses. He made the process pain and stress free, and I’d thoroughly recommend him.’

New service to franchisees

Darren Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Franchising said,

‘I am very pleased to have acquired Aftech Engineering Ltd and wish Len and Anne a well-deserved retirement. I’d also like to welcome all of their staff to Taylor Made Franchising. Aftech have built a solid reputation for producing excellent metal goods and we look forward to seeing them thrive and grow.

‘We will be using the company’s skills to produce equipment for our existing franchise operations. For a franchisor to be able to manufacture parts cheaper and faster than our competitors is good news for our franchisees. As a franchisor our job is to constantly improve and update the franchise model for the benefit of our franchisees, and we are delighted to be adding this new service to our offering.’


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