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love bringing design to life?


Do we have an opportunity for you.  Cutshop® is a manufacturing partner to kitchen and wardrobe retailers, interior fit-out specialists, and designers of bespoke products all over New Zealand.

And we're looking to help you set up a franchise business in Christchurch or Wellington.

Keen?  Read on...

love bringing design to life?


Do we have an opportunity for you.  Cutshop® is a manufacturing partner to kitchen and wardrobe retailers, interior fit-out specialists, and designers of bespoke products all over New Zealand.

And we're looking to help you set up a franchise business in Christchurch or Wellington.

Keen?  Read on...

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Huge Opportunity

Home owners are spending more time and money than ever before on renovating and improving their homes or upgrading their baches.

Ready-to-assemble kitchens, made-to-measure wardrobes, shelves, entertainment units and bespoke furniture can all be manufactured at Cutshop®. 

This presents a huge opportunity for all Cutshop® franchise owners to provide for this increasing demand! 

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Market Leaders

Cutshop® has 8 years of contract cutting service experience under its belt, and has the flexibility to tackle small one-off design projects all the way through to turnkey solutions for a range of industry sectors, including kitchen and wardrobe manufacturers and interior fit-out specialists.

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Proven Franchise System

We can scale for any job.  Our business model is to provide one factory in many locations with uniform processes, machinery and software, offering huge capacity and an ability to scale.

We offer our customers a “factory in their back pocket” and flexibility to complete the largest of jobs for a trade business to the smallest from a bespoke designer.

Innovation and creativity drives our business with ideas and potential for franchisees to build above average returns.

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Enjoy Working With Wood

While we cut much more than wood, plyboard and MDF plays a major role in our day to day cutting projects.  Being the manufacturing partner for many designers, we get to prototype the coolest design concepts from wood and help take them into production.

 

Why franchise with Cutshop®

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Why Franchise With Cutshop?


Why Franchise With Cutshop?


Significant Untapped Commercial Opportunity

The quality produced by Cutshop® "Contract Cutting as a Service" is a significant untapped commercial opportunity in many regions in New Zealand.  Cutshop® has established a strong recognisable reputation with kitchen and wardrobe manufacturers, interior fit-out specialists, and homeowners alike.

  • Nationwide brand awareness of Cutshop® as a supplier of cut to size cabinetry
  • Strong relationships with joiners, cabinet makers and kitchen designers alike
  • Capacity + Scale + Flexibility = no job too big or too small
  • Franchise territories available in Canterbury, Wellington, Hawkes Bay, and Bay of Plenty

 

Our Culture Of Continuous Innovation & Investment

Cutshop® has a culture of continuous innovation - manufacturing and business processes are consistently improved for incremental gains in efficiency and effectiveness, with state of the art technology creating unrivalled competitive advantage.

Ongoing investment in the Cutshop® value proposition creates growing opportunities within the diversity of new markets and customers.

  • Winner Design Software is used by kitchen retailers NZ wide - Cutshop® joined forces with Compusoft to provide an extensive catalogue of kitchen and cabinetry designs that output a cutting order at the click of a button!
  • Panels4U is an online store for boards and panels from all major suppliers - Cutshop® has partnered with Panels4U to be the cutting and edging supplier for all materials ordered through the platform!  Read about P4U here.
  • Edge bander modernisation - we don’t use just any old edge banders.  Our Holzher Lumina 1586s are state-of-the-art machines imported from Europe with three glue options: EVA, PUR, Laser.  Read about edge banders here.

 

There is an endless list of jobs across multiple industries that Cutshop®’s contract manufacturing service can provide a solution for.  And we'll help you find them!

Cutshop® New Zealand is proud to be a registered member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand and fully compliant with the Franchise Association's Code of Practice. 

Cutshop® New Zealand is proud to be a registered member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand and fully compliant with the Franchise Association's Code of Practice. 

 

Regional Investment Opportunities Available

Enquire here or give us a call on 0800 288 7467 today.

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Own a business in 7 steps


Own a business in 7 steps


Step 01: Make An Enquiry

Sound like an opportunity for you?  Nice one.  Now send us an email and we will send you the franchise brochure today!

Step 02: Team-Fit Interview

We’re a solid bunch of business owners, with a great dynamic so we'll need to make sure you’ll fit in!

Step 03: The Serious Stuff

We’ll send over the documents, with an overview of the Franchise Management Package, and the Cutshop Business Simulator to test out your skills.

Step 04: Show Us You're Committed

To reserve your region, we’ll need an initial deposit.  You’ll be knee-deep in due diligence with a solid business case prepared to demonstrate your plan for success.

Step 05: Time To Sign

Let’s strike a deal.  Welcome to the Cutshop team!

Step 06: Spec Out Your New Factory

Place orders for the CNC and Edge-bander machines plus other machinery required to fit-out your new premises.

Step 07: Installation & Fit-Out

Technology: check.  Training: check.  Time to start trading: check!

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Teamwork makes the dream work.


Teamwork makes the dream work.


As a Cutshop® franchisee you will be provided with:

The quality produced by the Cutshop® Contract Cutting as a Service is a significant untapped commercial opportunity in many regions in New Zealand.  Cutshop® has established a strong recognisable reputation with kitchen and wardrobe manufacturers, interior fit-out specialists, and homeowners alike.

  • A highly recognisable and trusted brand in the industry.
  • Extensive theoretical and practical training.
  • Systems, Processes & Manuals with ready to use brand templates and documents to kick start the business from day one providing improved agility and increased capability.
  • Advanced CAD/CAM software, Quick Quoting Spreadsheets & Libraries enabling quick, accurate customer estimates.
  • Cutshop® network membership - we’re here to help.
  • New markets: Winner kitchen design software, Panels marketplace, and more. 
  • Participation in ongoing national advertising.

 

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Breaking free from corporate life as Cutshop® North Shore

- since November 2015

With their kids grown up Dave and Debbie wanted a new venture.  “The catalyst was I reached a point where I had to take the leap and work for myself.  If I didn’t, I knew it was probably never going to happen."

“I’m very analytical – I took the ruler over the business and found the business model to be very solid.  It’s incredibly well researched, the machinery is the best in the world and this along with the franchise system is the result years of research and good practice.”

“Being your own boss is a dream I know a lot of guys have in mid-career – you reach the point when you’ve worked for so many other people, for so long, it’s about time to stretch your wings and do something yourself.  It takes guts but it provides great freedom, although it’s hard work.  I’m definitely more content because I made that decision.”

Franchisee testimonial:

A desire to be his own boss took Dave Sutherland on a search for opportunities around the North Island, and he and his wife Debbie even considered buying a café.  “I remember sitting in the office one day thinking I need to do my own thing – I had always wanted to have a business so I started looking but couldn’t find what I was after,” Dave says. 

Dave’s background is Corporate Finance having been CFO of a large trade personnel business for several years and Debbie is a trained nurse.  Originally Dave says he didn’t want to go down the franchise track but saw Cutshop® in NZ Franchise magazine and went to meet the Mt Wellington Franchisee Simon Morton and NZ Franchisor Andre Hofer.

Debbie remembers when he returned from that meeting: “he came back so excited, that I knew straight away Cutshop® had potential,” she says.  “He’s always loved working with wood and this combined with machinery and manufacturing just lit the fire.  We did our research and we signed not long after.”

Dave recalls being told once that accountants can be too analytical as business owners and he says at times he’s no exception – but he also says passion and having a heart for the business is vital.  “I’m very analytical – I took the ruler over the business and found the business model to be very solid.  It’s incredibly well researched, the machinery is the best in the world and this along with the franchise system is the result years of research and good practice,” he says.  “But most of all you have to be excited about this type of business.”

Dave and Debbie’s top tips for becoming a franchisee include:

-          Cutshop® has got to feel right and you’ve got to enjoy what you are doing

-          You need to want to be an owner operator as what we do is very personal

-          Cutshop® plays a very important part in other people’s manufacturing process

-          It’s hard work and you need to be in for the long-haul, but the rewards are there

-          You need to be able to sell and learn on the job quickly

As joint franchisees Dave and Debbie work closely alongside each other.  “We are probably quite unique in that we can work together,” says Debbie.  “While Dave is on the shop floor and dealing with customers, I’m managing the office and customer relationships.  Cutshop® is a business that allows a couple to do this, so it’s pretty unique in that regard too.”

Cutshop North Shore now has a team of six serving the North Shore out of a near new workshop in John Glenn Avenue, Rosedale.

With their kids grown up Dave and Debbie wanted a new venture.  “The catalyst was I reached a point where I had to take the leap and work for myself,” says Dave.  “If I didn’t, I knew it was probably never going to happen.

“Being your own boss is a dream I know a lot of guys have in mid-career – you reach the point when you’ve worked for so many other people, for so long, it’s about time to stretch your wings and do something yourself.  It takes guts but it provides great freedom, although it’s hard work.  I’m definitely more content because I made that decision.”

 

As a Cutshop® franchisee you have a proven track record with the following attributes:

  • A self-starter with good organisational skills.
  • Able to manage and motivate a small team of people in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Capable of personal accountability: self-discipline and a strong desire to achieve.
  • Maintain a balanced view of events and a can-do attitude.
  • Wanting to make a difference and creating work opportunities.
  • Have a community-minded awareness and help others along their own path of success.
  • Willingness to follow a proven system whilst simultaneously working in a networked community wanting to improve the status-quo.

 

Enquire here or give us a call on 0800 288 7467 today.

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Cutshop NZ Franchisor


Cutshop NZ Franchisor


Planes, power stations and franchises – cutting a path as NZ Franchisor

The connection between air traffic control and managing a growing franchise network may seem tenuous but it’s stronger than you would think.  NZ Franchisor André Hofer has made this link, starting his career as a qualified aerodrome controller in South Africa to being NZ Franchisor for Cutshop, using the many complementary skills he’s acquired over an eclectic career.

André’s wealth of experience, having managed both small and large businesses, as well as starting his own enterprises, means he’s acquired a sixth sense to quickly recognise and then act on the operational and strategic needs of a business.  “It’s something I’ve picked up having worked in many different places, with huge diversity in types of people and cultures, and a wide range of issues.  Understanding the pain in a business, and applying solutions is key to providing support, winning tenders and contracts, and developing long term relationships."

Some of André’s guidelines as a Franchisor include:  

  • See the big picture and while the small detail is important, don’t get hung up on it.
  • Be analytical, apply an effective and efficient lens to the business, know what makes a business tick, get out and find work, get money in and always focus on return on investment.
  • It’s important to wear many hats, and wear them well.
  • Learn how to negotiate and make a deal, and if this doesn’t get come naturally, get help.
  • Be innovative and look for better ways to do things all the time – and if it’s broken, fix it quickly.
  • Be time management focused and manage every day effectively.
  • It’s all about service, service and service – one of the lessons from Disney!


André’s knowledge gleaned from the largest to the smallest of organisations is helping Cutshop grow its business across New Zealand, by supporting franchisees who are in business for themselves, but not by themselves. 

As the Cutshop network develops, all the skills André learned as an air traffic controller are returning.  “I am managing different opportunities at various levels and from different directions, and looking to land them one after the other,” he says.  “It’s gone full circle – it was once planes and power stations, now its franchises - same process, but an entirely different industry.”

 

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Several financial models are available which can be discussed in more detail using our sophisticated business simulator model.

 

The Cutshop® model proves that new franchisees can typically break-even in first two years to provide a solid foundation for growing return on investment in Year-Three and onwards. 

 

 

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