MLK Distributors (Paul’s Milk Franchise & Freight Delivery)

November 1, 2014


(Note for professionals: PRF is indicative only and actual PRF will be calculated on the final sale price of the business)


MLK Distributors is the Townsville franchisee for Parmalat Australia and delivers Paul’s milk and other dairy products to Townsville and the surrounding regions.

The business has been owned by the vendors for over 14 years and operates from an office and coldroom at Harbourside Coldstores on Boundary Street, South Townsville.

In addition to dairy deliveries, the business also operates a successful freight delivery service delivering general freight items for customers.

Customers of MLK Distributors include:

• Convenience stores;
• IGA supermarkets;
• Restaurants;
• Townsville Hospital;
• McDonalds; and
• Schools.

The business no longer delivers to Woolworths or Coles supermarkets (this finished in March 2013) and it also does not do home deliveries.

The office is conveniently located next to the coldroom and yard where the vehicles are housed at Harbourside Coldstores. All office rent, storage fees and electricity are paid for by Parmalat Australia, the franchisor.

The entire operation is computerised and an elaborate security system is in place which enables the vendors to view the coldroom and truck operations in real time via an app on their mobile phones.

Both vendors work in the business 32 and 34 hours respectively and employ the following 17 staff:

• 1 x full time foreman (38 hours)
• 1 x full time office administrator (38 hours)
• 1 x full time office assistant (38 hours)
• 8 x casual drivers (working 44 hours, 3 x 38 hours, 22 hours, 21 hours, 12 hours, 10 hours)
• 6 x casual pickers (working 3 x 38 hours, 32 hours, 22 hours, 12 hours)

There are 13 vehicles being sold with the business. Deliveries take place 6 days a week with smaller customers receiving orders every second day.

The price of the MLK Distributors is $1.7 million.

To receive a Sale Proposal, please complete our online Confidentiality Agreement form at Once we receive your details, we will email you the Sale Proposal for this business. Alternatively, contact:

  • Susan Butler – 0419 905 463 or