Car parts retailer with $11 million turnover collapses

Malz Motoring & Leisure Zone is up for sale after the car parts retailer collapsed earlier this month.

Malz’s directors appointed Kim Strickland from WA Insolvency Solutions as administrators and then KPMG partners, Hayden White and Damian Templeton, were appointed receivers and managers of Malz on February 3, 2014.

The West Australian retailer sells automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, tools, equipment and leisure items.

Malz operates from four custom-fitted stores across metropolitan Perth and has a standalone head office and warehouse facility.

The retailer has lease arrangements in place for a further two stores.

Malz opened its first store in December 2004 and since then has grown to generate an unaudited turnover for this financial year of $11.3 million.

A spokesperson for KPMG told SmartCompany White and Templeton have assumed control of the assets and operations of Malz and started evaluating the financial position of the business with a view to selling it.

Notices advertising the sale of the business ran in newspapers last week.

“KPMG is already in discussions with a number of parties interested in purchasing part of, or all of, the existing business,” the spokesperson says.

In the interim, Malz is continuing to trade.

Australia’s retail sector has been weathering tough conditions with the collapse already this year of retailers Jasu and Peeptoe Shoes

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