Franchise Business For Sale


Franchise Business For Sale


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, Wellington, or Hawkes Bay + Gisborne. Keen?

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, Wellington, or Hawkes Bay + Gisborne. Keen?

A Significant Untapped Commercial Opportunity!


The quality produced by the Cutshop® "Contract Cutting as a Service" is a significant untapped commercial opportunity in regional New Zealand.



Cutshop® has established a strong recognisable reputation with kitchen and wardrobe manufacturers, interior fit-out specialists, and homeowners alike.

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Cutshop® Are Market Leaders

With 10 years of contract cutting service experience under its belt, Cutshop® 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.


Cutshop® is a Proven Franchise System

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

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Huge market Opportunity

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

Made-to-measure kitchens, wardrobes, shelves, entertainment units and bespoke furniture can all be manufactured at Cutshop® - presenting a huge opportunity for all franchise owners to provide for this increasing demand! 


Continuous Innovation culture

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:

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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!

Edgebander modernisation - we don’t use just any old edgebanders.  Our Holzher Lumina 1586s are state-of-the-art machines imported from Europe with three glue options: EVA, PUR, Laser.

Cutshop® is a Proud member of FANZ




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. 

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!


Just ask dave & debbie...

Just ask dave & debbie...

Franchise owner testimonial

Breaking free from corporate life as Cutshop® North Shore

- Since November 2015 -

Be My Own Boss

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 and Debbie Sutherland, franchise owners of Cutshop® North Shore.

Dave and Debbie Sutherland, franchise owners of Cutshop® North Shore.

Very Solid business Model

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.”

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.”

franchise owner benefits

time to stretch your wings and do something yourself

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.

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

“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.”


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Top tips for franchise owners

Dave and Debbie’s top tips for becoming a franchise owner 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!

“But most of all you have to be excited about this type of business.”


what’s the deal?

what’s the deal?



a Cutshop® franchise getS you so much more than just a great brand name!

Cutshop business models

Our motto of "being in business for yourself, but not by yourself" is not just idle talk.

We offer expertise, services, marketing, support in all aspects of growing and managing your business, training, supplier introductions, local marketing awareness to mention but a few.


We offer a choice of business models to suit you

Cutshop business model - Traditional

The traditional Cutshop® business model consisting of a front-office and a fully configured factory setup with a CNC, a large edgebander, and other mandated tooling requirements.

Investment: Between $900k and $1.2m

A participant in the beSpoke & Hub business model consisting of a front-office and a small factory setup but where a Hub factory or a traditional Cutshop® is used to provide all CNC and edgebanding capabilities.

Investment: ~ $350k

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We offer numerous Advantages as part of the of the CUTSHOP® franchise model

  • An unallocated territory of your choice.

  • An Excel business scenario planning tool to model your business with near-real data.

  • A first-cut demographic overview of your chosen territory.

  • Help and tools to identify your target markets.

  • Honest and open feedback about your business plan prior to signing a Cutshop® franchise agreement.

  • Introduction to important suppliers (machinery, services and material suppliers).

  • Discounted machinery pricing and solutions (the full discount is passed on as Cutshop® takes no rebates on any transactions).

  • Help to choose, negotiate and set-up your new business premises.

  • A pre-opening 6-month radio awareness campaign of your Cutshop® franchise and Cutshop® brand in your immediate and surrounding territories.

  • A post-opening marketing intervention to introduce the franchise owner to the local business community.

  • Help & advise on how to identify your target audiences and campaign assistance in promoting to the targeted audiences.

  • Help & training of industry understanding, your customers, how to manage your business, recruitment and how to manage your staff.

  • Ongoing help in creating understanding and improvement of business and operational practices.

  • Ongoing improvement of type and usage of systems.

  • Membership of the Cutshop® community.

  • Participation in discounted supplier lists and offerings.

  • Participation in the Panels4U Service Supplier network.


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