How to Start a Sachet and Bottle Water business in Nigeria

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Starting a Sachet and Bottle Water Factory

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The sachet water popularly known as pure water is a very rampant business in Nigeria but still lucrative simply because no man on planet earth can do without water. Every food taken we take water to aid digestion, every party or events attended can’t share food without giving water not because there is shortage of water in Nigeria, but because we can’t just do without drinking water particularly during your busy hours, hot weathers, in traffic, or school we take water more, many even carry bottle of water around so as to quench their thirst whenever they need water for these reason water is highly taken and highly profitable.
Sachet or bottle water is one of the greatest innovations you could bring up to give you a long life-savings, all you need is a little capital, water, sealing machines and labor to help out with this work.
Below are the you need to know when thinking of starting a sachet or bottle water business in Nigeria:

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Capital & Production Site:
Every business must start from a place before it becomes big. In doing this you need to have a sufficient capital. If you can’t afford a piece of land for your business you could start at home and go distributing, though distributing the bags of sachet water might not be that easily but when the profit starts coming in try to get a place and another means of distribution.

Adequate water supply:
To every business there must be a very important raw material, in the case of sachet water, water is mostly needed for the business, either through a well or borehole. Ensure it treated properly, get reservoirs and tanks to keep water in case of emergencies, since it the major raw material needed. Proper treatment of the water ensures good quality of your sachet or bottle water.

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Transportation and Distribution:
Every product needs to be transported the same is applicable to sachet or bottle water. This business can’t run properly without getting a good transportation system to help transport and distribute the water easily. The best transport needed include; a van, bus, truck and other spaced automobile that could be used at any time depending on the production level of the sachet and bottle water.

Get registered with a unique name:
Getting registered by NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) proves you are not violating the law to sell and distribute sachet water. Without the approval of NAFDAC, it’s illegal to produce water in Nigeria. While doing this get a unique name and logo for your business a name that will be remembered easily, with a good packaging. Remember those little things count in your business.

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Machine for Production:
A production machine could be bought in Nigeria either online or through an honest dealer, or imported depending on your capacity and take it to your location to start operation as soon as possible. You could get machines from China too through It is imported and you will have to pay for the shipping cost too. The machine ranges about six hundred thousand naira, to eight hundred naira only and could be less.

Helping hands:
Starting this stressful job is not that easy. To make the work easier and faster you need to get more people or employ more workers to assist in treating, sealing packaging and transporting or distributing the water to the customers.


Maintaining quality production is the most important in every business, try as much as possible to maintain good water, ensure it is drinkable, odorless and tasteless. With this you have a good business at hand.

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