How To Start Your Own Pure Water Company in Nigeria
Are you looking to start up your pure water company in Nigeria? This post contains the basic details on how to go about it.
Water plays a very critical role in the existence of human life. An investment in this business is therefore a smart investment option where you should expect to have a very high returns on your investment in a very short time.
So if you’re ready, I’ll show you how.
You need an effective business plan
Having a clear and detailed business plan in place will serve to give you an edge for grant applications, in writing business proposals, to apply for business loans and so on. So you want to make sure you have one in place. Your business plan should include all the details for your startup, this includes; your company description, your product description. Your operational goals, both long and short term, risks in the business and specific strategies to tackle these risks. A financial analysis of the intended costs of running the business, acquiring equipments and projected profits.
If you don’t know how to go about creating an effective pure water business plan, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 08105636015.
You can also purchase our sample pure water business plan
Establish a production site
Under no circumstances should you hope to start up your company in your house, as this is against NAFDAC regulations. You will have to acquire a land to construct and establish a factory. You don’t need any elaborate building, a small bungalow with few rooms should do. Your factory site must not be located near a cemetery, refuse dump, fuel depot, septic tanks, and pit latrines. Getting a property in town can be expensive, so you need to be open to acquiring a property in the outskirts of town which is way cheaper. This works just fine as long as the distance is reasonable and will not pose any transport issues.
It should be structured thus:
- A storage room to store raw materials
- A production room
- A second storage room for finished materials
- Changing room
- Administrative room
- Bathroom and toilet
Register with the Corporate Affairs Commission
It is very important that as a business, you are registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria ( CAC). As you start up your new business, you will need a business name and a business logo, so it is a good idea to take out time in picking a suitable name for the business. Once this is done, go ahead and register your business name with the CAC. This is not hard to do and usually takes two to three weeks max to complete.
A quick visit to any CAC office nearer to you should do, or you can as well visit their official website at www.cac.gov.ng or alternatively contact 08105636015
Register with NAFDAC
Once done, you have to register your business with NAFDAC so as to access their approval before you can start production. This process takes upwards of three months before it can be completed for receiving your certificate. Your processing fee shouldn’t cost more than N50,000. Note that all requirements must be met for your business to be approved by NAFDAC. Without the approval and certification from NAFDAC you cannot produce or sell pure water in Nigeria. Hence, you have to visit the nearest NAFDAC office to you to get a full list of their requirements for running a pure water company in Nigeria, or alternatively have it downloaded from their website.
Equipments and materials required to start a pure water company
Here are the equipments and materials you will need to establish your pure water company in Nigeria.
- A pure water distillation system
- Automatic sealing machines
- Supply van
- Power generator set
- Water tanks
- Nylon materials
Water distillation system
There are various kinds of water purification systems including, distillation, reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, ultra violet light filtration system amongst others. Your company should have a highly effective water purification system in place. You will have to study each method carefully and select the one that suits you most. Distillation, ultra violet light filtration and reverse osmosis are however the most commonly used water purification systems in Nigeria.
To install a standard distillation system, you may need about N10 million , if however you can not afford this immediately, you should probably consider installing a simple distillation machine which costs about N1 million
If you still cannot afford any of these, then go for ultra violet light filtration which is the most commonly used in Nigeria by so many small to medium scale pure water producers.
Automatic sealing machines
Most sealing machines can automatically complete bag making, filling, sealing, printing, cutting and counting. There are actually different types of sealing machines, from the very small ones to the huge automatic ones mentioned above. It is however highly recommended that if you can afford it, you get the specialised automatic machines that can serve multiple functions such as filling, sealing, counting, cutting, packaging and bag making. This will cost you between N500,000 – N700,000 to buy, but is worth it as it can efficiently take care of your entire production on a daily basis.
Buy a supply truck
You can get a decent van or truck with N1.5m to N3m. Given the condition of Nigerian roads, you should make sure that when buying your truck; you pick one that is sturdy. The last thing your new startup needs is having a vehicle that breaks down everyday with one fault or the other.
When planning for your new startup, be prepared to factor in costs for hiring factory workers. This is unavoidable given the many processes involved in pure water production( even when an automatic system is being implemented. You will need to hire workers to perform tasks like loading, offloading, accounting, driving, counting, supervision, etc.
Although most small pure water companies do not have registered distributors, it would help to have distributors registered under you. This way, you can enjoy a larger market share with increased revenue.
A good way of doing this is to take your proposal public. Publish ads on newspapers, magazines etc. Next, you want to fully take your business online to give it the kind of exposure you desire.
If you need more information, or would like to book a consulting session with us, you can call any of our business consultant on 08105636015 or 08076359735. Alternatively, you can send a mail to email@example.com
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