How to Start A Pure Water Factory in Nigeria (Business Opportunity)
1. Write Your Business Plan
You have to carefully write your business plan and how you plan to achieve your goal in the business. A detailed business plan should include everything about the business such as: The cost analysis, Market Research, Marketing, and Management. You can contact Micorazon Global for a professional consultant on this.
In case you don’t know what business plan is – Business plan is a written document that includes the details of your pure water business startup and operational objectives and strategies. Startup and operating costs, marketing/advertising and sales strategies, pricing and profit margins, supplier lists, insurance information and other topics are included to give you blueprint of your business.
Your pure water production business plan can be used for obtaining business loans, securing investors and for other analytical purposes. It may also be modified as the business matures to better outline and guide future operations. So, it is a very important document you must not do without.
Our Cost of market research and business plan = N150,000
2. Purchase Land
Minimum of one plot will do for your business, except you are going for something much more bigger. But if it’s a small scale pure water production plant, you will be good with one plot of land.
Land may be cheaper in other states. You must go out there and ask for the prices of lands in the location you wish to setup your pure water production plant. Over all, budget of N500 to N5M for land depending on the locations or state you intend to plant your factory and N50to N500,000 for land survey and other fees.
3. Construct Bungalow
To construct a bungalow that will serve as your factory together with fencing, finishing and furnishing, digging of borehole, and interlocking the compound. Depending on the size of the building, everything will take N5 million – N10 million. Micorazon Global can help to facilitate this part too.
4. Install Distillation System
Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification for pure water production and can be used on all types of water. Unlike other treatment methods such as carbon filters and reverse osmosis, distillation systems are effective on virtually all contaminants and are not dependent on water pressure, water temperature, pH, or chlorine and can even be used on water containing bacteria and parasites and still produce safe, 99.9% pure water.
Distilled water is heated water to the boiling point so that impurities are separated from the water, which itself becomes vapor or steam. Steam is then condensed back into pure liquid form. The impurities remain as residue and are removed.
Pure Water Distillation Systems remove waterborne biological contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals, volatile gases, cysts and other contaminants. Distilled water contains virtually no solids, minerals or trace elements. It is clean, natural and healthy. Steam distilled water is the standard by which all other waters are measured.
Reverse Osmosis Distillation System
Nevertheless, Reverse Osmosis is one of the most widely used and easier to install. Reverse Osmosis also produces water with highest level of purity and very perfect for your pure water production if you can afford it.
Ultra Violet Bulb
Most pure water makers in Nigeria use just ultra violet bulb for purification which is not that effective but cheaper. And below is what ultra violet bulb treatment system look like.
The projected amount you should budget for distillation system = N1 million to N10 million
If you can’t afford any of those, then go for Ultra Violet Filtration. It is the most commonly used in Nigeria by small to medium scale pure water makers. It cost very little compare to the others (between N100,000 to N500,000)
5. Buy Automatic Sealing Machines
Another important equipment which is the engine of your production line is Automatic sealing machine. You need just one but if you are planning for a very high volume production, you will need like two or three but on a normal production, one is very okay.
Koyo and Dinghy sachet water sealing machine type are very ideal (40 sachets per minute). This machine is high precision packing machine and the one of most advanced liquid compound packaging machine available, which stands at the size of a double door refrigerator, three side sealing and intermittent. It can automatically complete Bag making, filling, sealing, printing, cutting and counting. Controlled by microprocessor and automatic photocell.
The price is between N400,000 – N650,000 and can take care of your entire production on daily basis. It works automatically and does it’s work efficiently.
6. Buy a Supply Truck
Your next big budget acquisition after the sealing machine is a supply truck. Do not be economical in your budget when it comes to supply truck because of bad roads.
A decent European used truck with good history is what you need. N3 million can get you a very good truck (Mitsubishi Canter).
7. Employ Factory Workers
This is one of the most sensitive aspect of your business. Human resources is the lifeblood that drives the whole mechanism of your production. Be careful in your selection. Below are the personals your company needs.
One Driver and one attending Loader
Two Security men
A Manager who may double as cashier unless you can afford the extra personnel.
8. Get NAFDAC Approval
Finally you have come to this level, your final step before production. How is this done?
Start by going to the NAFDAC office to obtain and fill the relevant forms. The process will take you as much as three months and up to six months before you get the certificate. We can help to facilitate this process too or you can get the Application Requirement. Read it and start following the procedures as outline. You are not going to produce nor sell until your production is approved.