Pure Water Packaging Business includes both Bottled Water and Sachet Water Businesses respectively. Both could be run together, but from my experience, most investors start with the cheaper Sachet Water Packaging option. The difference between these is only in the packaging: one packages with plastic bottles whereas the other packages with polyethylene sachets otherwise referred to as cellophane/nylon bags. If you do not have any knowledge whatsoever about this business, then stick with me here while I give you some useful tutorials. Bottled water have generated so much interest from investors in the past decade, mostly because over the years it has remained a profitable venture. That notwithstanding, before one goes headfirst into the packaged bottled water business, it’s crucial to understand how it works, what is required, the quality processes that go into the production of each bottle of water and the regulatory hurdles of the business.
In this article, I shall introduce you to some basics of this business, but like I usually advise, this is like the ABC of the business, you will still need to get a properly prepared feasibility study/business plan to assess the full potentials and technical requirements of this business. The feasibility study helps you know your investment cost, provides cahflow projections, Profit/Loss Statements, Balance Sheets and other necessary considerations like Manpower requirements, etc. Fortunately, I have this feasibility study, which I have taken the time to prepare over the last three years. You will get the details on how to get it at the end of this page. For now, let's see the basics of the water packaging business.
According to Wikipedia, "Bottled water is drinking water (e.g., well water, distilled water, or spring water) packaged in plastic or glass water bottles." Well, on the other hand, sachet water is water packaged and sold in polythene sachets.
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BUSINESS
The Water Packaging Business requires the following:
NAFDAC requires the use any one of two approved water sources for bottled water:
Water Treatment and Purification
Your water source will be inspected, tested and certified to be of sanitary quality and free from surface water influence. This test is carried out by a NAFDAC-approved laboratory or by NAFDAC. Furthermore, both groundwater and public waters may use filtration or ozonation, softening and deionization, or a combination of these processes, to additionally purify and further enhance the quality of the water. The recommended treatment will depend on water test values from the laboratory.
Minerals (like calcium, fluoride and magnesium) are found naturally in water but the the treatment process involved during production of bottled water may remove them. As a result, the next step in water bottling is mineral injection. Mineral injection restores certain minerals to the purified water.
Water Treatment/Packaging Plant
The Water Plant can be set up at any part of the country. The plant consists of Point-of-Entry (POE) Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and the Water Packaging Machines (which includes Sachet Water Packaging Machine and Bottle Water Line).
Water Treatment Plant
The water treatment plant will be a combination of all the required processes and evolving technologies, specially configured to meet specific treatment requirements based on the result of pre-treatment comprehensive laboratory analysis of the borehole raw water.
The bottle water line is an integrated water bottling system that wash, fill, cap and convey the bottles thereby greatly safeguarding against possible contamination, especially between the various stages of product production. Enhanced cleanliness is provided by reduced air contamination and preventing the need for product handling during the production process.
Also, buying the complete, integrated water bottling plant from a single source ensures equipment compatibility, as opposed to sourcing from various part dealers. Using units manufactured by more than one company may cause operational problems.
A Bottled Water Company needs a complete bottling plant capable of handling the full scope of production required to address water treatment, storage, disinfecting, filling, water testing and label printing for bottled water.
The Configurations for such integrated systems range from under 2000 bottles per hour (BPH) to around 8,000 BPH.
The following steps outline a typical bottling system from bottle washing to filling and packing:
I believe that by now you have got a clearer view of what's involved in the water packaging business, but like I stated earlier, I have prepared the following documents to help with planning the setup of your water company:
Water Business Startup Kit
To order for the Water Startup Kit, please print or copy out the following bank details:
Price: N 10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira 0nly)
|Bank:||Guaranty Trust Bank|
|Account Name:||Chinyeaka John Onam|
|Account Number:||00 2238 1032|
Price: $150 (Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars 0nly)
The instruction for payment is as follows: make funds transfer through the USD accounts below
|FOR CREDIT OF:||GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC, LAGOS NIGERIA|
|CORRESPONDENT BANK:||CITIBANK NEW YORK|
|ABA NO:||021 000 089|
|Bank:||GUARANTY TRUST BANK (GTBANK) PLC|
|Account Name:||CHINYEAKA JOHN ONAM|
|Account Number:||314 227541 210|
|Transfer Instruction:||Payment for Business Consultancy|
You can call call JOHN on 0806 500 8899, 0809 633 9911, 0807 899 9965 if you require additional information.