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As the business partner to kitchen and wardrobe retailers, interior fit-out specialists, and designers of bespoke products all over New Zealand, owning a Cutshop® is an opportunity not to be missed as home renovation projects are going through the roof.

Who are Cutshop®?

Cutshop® is a successful business offering contract cutting services, supplying cabinetry to the kitchen and shop-fitting trade, and being a manufacturing partner for designers of bespoke products and furniture.

Our customers are kitchen designers, cabinet makers and shop fitters who value a consistently high quality service and a fast turnaround. We also work with customers who value our extensive manufacturing experience and capabilities, and our approach in taking their designs from concept to production.

Cutshop®​ is a growing network with three busy factories in Auckland and Waikato, with nine more territories available in New Zealand.

This proven concept and solid franchise model is eager to find motivated people who want to “be in business for themselves, but not by themselves,” supported by the experience and professionalism of the ​Cutshop® team.

Recent Cutshop® projects

Custom-made kitchens​ and cabinets for tiny homes and premium cabins:

“We build 10 to 15 cabins a year. Although we offer a standard range of sizes and layouts, we can do anything the customer wants inside. With Cutshop, our customers really have the option to make the space their own.”

Kitchen designer​ and builder:

“Working with Cutshop has been the single biggest factor in my business success. I’ve been very surprised at how reasonable it is to use Cutshop, especially when you get such good pricing for materials like MDF – I can’t source it for less. And only dealing with one supplier means that I don’t have to spend time chasing up orders. It’s all done for me.”

The best trailer in the world’:​

Cutshop collaborated to produce the almost indestructible, thermoplastic stone guard that sits at the front of each trailer to protect the high-value vehicles from damage while they are in transit.

Tabletops​ for commercial furniture company:

“The accuracy and finish were brilliant, it was a very high-quality job. Cutshop really know what they’re doing – and they stand out from their competitors.”

The opportunity

The opportunity that ​Cutshop® presents is to own and manage a programming and production team, producing high quality cabinetry for kitchens, wardrobes, garage shelves, and more.

There is a growing market for cabinetry and home owner desire for bespoke products in a vibrant residential new build and renovation sector where existing trade production can’t keep up!

Prime opportunities to establish and develop a ​Cutshop® ​franchise have been identified in:

  • Christchurch
  • Wellington
  • Tauranga
  • Hawke’s Bay/Gisborne.

There are 2 business model choices, namely an entry level or the full model, each provides for an initial 6-year term which can be renewed twice.

You’ll feel right at home running a​ ​Cutshop® if you’re passionate about working with wood and manufacturing and want to be an owner operator and are focused on customer service.

Dave and Debbie started Cutshop® North Shore in November 2015:

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.”

Support for success

Cutshop® is a p​roven franchise system with accompanying manuals and resources for new franchisees, as well as support and guidance from NZ Franchisor and other franchisees - who meet quarterly to swap ideas, stories, learnings and to plan ahead.

Comprehensive onboarding for a new franchisee includes:

  1. Support with set up, including premises and machinery to ensure the business gets off to a good start
  2. Local marketing to drive awareness and connections into the local business community
  3. Support in pushing opportunities ​to the new business either from existing franchises or outside
  4. Two months hands-on training with at least two existing franchises. 

High returns are achievable by adding your personality, skills and business experience to a proven business model and system, a strong brand with substantial trade relationships, and expert support from others who have done it.

If you are looking for a hands-on business that provides real growth opportunities and satisfaction, then come have a coffee with us and we will tell you more about why ​Cutshop® is a cut above the rest!

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