How To Start Pure Water Factory Business In Nigeria (2024)

This post will explain how to start pure water factory business in Nigeria currently in this year 2024. Are you thinking about launching a pure water factory in Nigeria today? If that is the case, we will go over everything you need to know before starting your pure water business in the country, so that you will have all the information you need to get started. Without further ado, let us proceed.

How To Start Pure Water Factory Business In Nigeria

Pure water, often known as sachet water, is supplied in little pouches and is one of the most profitable business enterprises in Nigeria that is thriving even in the current economic climate. Consumers will never be in short supply in this business because humans will always need water and food to survive, thus you will never run out of customers. There are, however, certain exceptions to the general norm. When you do the correct thing in the wrong way, you risk losing money on your investment.

Because the government is overwhelmed by Nigeria’s growing population, which poses a challenge in supplying enough safe drinking water to go around the federation and satisfy everyone, the pure water industry has risen to prominence, and it is now the most readily available item to quench thirst in many parts of the country. In Nigeria, a huge percentage of the population consumes pure (sachet) water, which is one of the reasons why it is one of the country’s fastest-growing and most profitable businesses. Pure water has a market in every Nigerian town and village, therefore no matter where you are in the country, you can start a profitable pure water factory business.


The following are the step by step processes on how to start pure water factory business in Nigeria this 2024:


The first step in starting your pure water factory business should be to create a business plan. A business plan is a written document that covers your pure water company’s current launch and operating goals and strategies, as well as the company’s financial projections. You may or may not do an in-depth feasibility study and paperwork because demand and the marketplace for the pure water is already existing and on the rise. What is needed is a marketing strategy to help with financing your business when you eventually launch.

The business strategy becomes critical at this point because it specifies the amount of funding required and where it will come from. Depending on your financial ability, you can either use a two-bedroom flat or construct an outright pure water factory from the scratch in order to start the business. The bottle water marketing strategy should include information on start-up and operating costs, as well as marketing, advertising, and sales strategies, pricing and profit margins, a list of suppliers, market research and marketing management, and other relevant information, in addition to operational targets and strategies.

Your pure water manufacturing marketing plan can be utilized for a variety of things, such as collecting business financing, finding traders, and conducting other forms of research. It can be changed as the business expands in order to better define and leverage the chance to get steady loans for the company.


Unless you are looking for something much bigger, a minimum of one plot will do for your pure water factory business in Nigeria. If it is a small-scale sachet water production facility, you might be able to get by with just one plot of land, but keep in mind that your manufacturing unit should be built in an area with easy access to the market. If you are building or remodeling a factory, the following layout should be followed:

  • Room for pure (sachet) water production
  • Room for cloth storage
  • Room for the finished product
  • Changing/cloak room
  • Room for experimentation (laboratory)
  • Room for general office work.

Before setting up your pure water factory, make sure to conduct a subsurface water analysis. This will save you a lot of money in the long run when it comes to water treatment. Profitability is the bottom line here. Other amenities, such as the production unit’s safety, strength, and access to the road, should be available in the area.


Distillation is the most effective water purification technology known when it comes to pure water production. Any form of incoming water can be used with it. Distillation systems, unlike carbon filters and reverse osmosis, are effective against a wide range of contaminants and are not affected by water pressure, temperature, pH, or chlorine. They can be used on water that contains germs and parasites and still generate 99.9% natural water that is safe to drink.

Depending on the pure water factory’s start-up capability, you could also install a full-scale distillation system or ultra-violet sterilization bulbs. The cost of purchasing distillation equipment might be quite expensive and the true value cannot be forecast with certainty except you visit the market which we encourage you to do so that it can be investigated.


Another key piece of equipment that functions as the heart of your pure water factory business is the automatic form, fill and seal machine. Four of this type of machine is required for your pure water factory business to really take off so that you can produce a thousand or more sachet water per day. You also need other equipment like water tanks, preferably two 2,500-litre tanks linked to the borehole via submersible pumping machines as well as a 5,000-litre overhead tank which supplies treated water into the production rooms, teflon, gum teflon, “candle”, etc.


Packaging materials are very important for your pure water business. The company’s name, as well as the logo name of the pure water roll manufacturer, must be shown on rolls of appropriate nylon materials. The quantity of rolls acquired should be proportional to the company’s available capacity.


The truth is that this is one of the most delicate concerns that your company faces. People are the lifeblood of any company, and they are the motor that propels the entire manufacturing process forward. Make an educated choice about your offer. Employ machine operators, packagers, a cleaner, a driver, one sales representative, one security official, and a supervisor, starting with machine operators, also known as food handlers. This will ensure that the specific positions are well staffed.


Electricity is very important in your pure water factory business seeing that you will need power to produce through the day. If you cannot be guaranteed of steady power in your area, it is advised that you buy at least two big power generators in the case that one breaks down, the other can serve. You can look up our article on the best generator brands in Nigeria to know which one to go for. You can also check out our article on the current prices of generators in Nigeria to have an idea of estimated generator pricing in the country.


After the sealing system, a supply truck is your next major financial investment. When it comes to supply trucks, do not be too frugal with your money. You are aware of the state of Nigerian roads, and you will, in most cases, be supplying from deep within the country’s growing regions. Nothing is more frustrating than looking for a truck that breaks down so frequently that it threatens your business. For the truck to be lucrative, it must be able to transport a sufficient amount of pure water for distribution to a large number of clients.


As with every legal business in Nigeria, it is important to register your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), and because you are into the production of consumer goods, you must meet the NAFDAC requirements and get your NAFDAC registration number, else you will have issues with the authorities. Ensure that your producers undergo the food handlers test and keep your environment as neat as possible to avoid issues with the environmental health authorities. You can also register with the proper tax body, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and pay your tax accordingly.


As soon as feasible, contact retailers interested in promoting your pure water but bear in mind that before granting a credit score, you should always evaluate their creditworthiness to avoid running at a loss.


The pure water factory business in Nigeria might be extremely profitable, but it would require a significant amount of devotion, hard work, and capital to get started. You will need around ₦3 million in start-up capital to start and operate a pure water factory business in Nigeria today, and you’re already halfway there because the scope of operations, as well as the quantity of cash, human capital, and other resources, is dictated by the size of the business.

Ezeh Emmanuella

Ezeh Emmanuella is an information enthusiast and the Editor of Nigerian Search Guide. She loves to answer search queries on everything Nigeria. She is also the brain behind Ellacious Designs, an emerging fashion brand in Nigeria today.

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3 Responses

  1. Abdulazeez says:

    Mr. Maduawuchi,

    Many thanks for your rich presentation sir. It is insightful, logical and very helpful sir.

  2. Soji says:

    Well said sir, let’s put it to practical.

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