Depending on your current situation you’ll likely be asking questions such as, do we expand or relocate? If we relocate, do we lease or buy? If we buy, do we buy an existing site or buy land and build a new factory?
The more defined your growth target is, the easier it will be to work through the options of how to scale in control over a given timeframe for the lowest possible cost. For many small to mid-tier manufacturers, scaling up over a few years may be a safer and more favourable option than immediately raising debt finance or relinquishing equity to get there quicker. The perceived risk for lenders is far greater if the “supply contract is waiting for sign-off”, and to compound the problem your customer wants to ensure that you have the capability to supply.
Author: Peter Taitoko, Director RMR Process
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K Prelovsky, RMR Process.