How To Start a Water Bottling Plant Company
1. Cost of starting a water bottling plant
The cost of starting a water bottling plant varies with respect to location; cost of acquiring land and production scale. However, you should be able to get the project off the ground with an estimated $50,000 – $150,000
With respect to raising capital for the project, you can either apply for a bank loan, self finance the business or apply for equipment financing leases. If you have access to capital, you may consider buying a bottled water plant rather than starting one from scratch.
2. Obtain the necessary license and business permit
Obtaining a bottled water license depends on the country of your location so it is up to you to find out the one applicable in your country. For example, if you are located in the US, you will obtain your license from FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). In a country like Nigeria, you will obtain your license from NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control). Study the rules and regulations for the type of water you will be producing and then go apply for a vendor’s license from your local county administration. Also obtain a permit from your state health department.
3. Look for a suitable location
The next step is to secure a building is a hygienic strategic location for your water bottling company. You must ensure you set up a separate area for offices and the production area. When choosing a good location for your water bottling plant, you should consider things such as nearness to marketplace, water availability, road accessibility, steady power supply, etc.
4. Purchase the necessary equipment
When it comes to buy the necessary water bottling equipment, Example of equipment you need include:
• Alternative power supply (Generator set)
• Water tanks
• Water treatment plant
• Water sterilizer
• Bottle blow molding machine
• Water bottling machine
• Labeling machine
• Packing machine
• Trucks for distribution
5. Hire employees and commence operation
Bottling water is such a complex business that cannot be done by one person alone. You will need to hire and train employees to ensure an effective output and also to ensure the success of your business.