MAKING OFFICE GLUE BUSINESS IN UGANDA

Introduction

This profile envisages the establishment of a plant that will manufacture office glue based on the capacity of 500 liters per day. The simplest glue is that made from a paste of flour and water.

Production Process

  1. Put plain white flour and water into a bowl depending on how much glue you need.
  2. Mix the flour and water together until a smooth paste is achieved. It should not be too thick or too drippy
  3. Use it soon after creating it. It can be used to stick papertogether.
  4. Scale of Investment, Capital Investment Requirements

The total capital investment cost to start this project is estimated at USD 12,945 generating annual revenue of USD 234,000 at a net profit of 28% with a payback period of 5 months.

Market Analysis

The demand for office glue is very high in the paper products industry, schools, offices, and craft projects.

Capital Investment Requirements in US$

Capital Investment Item units Qty @ $ amount $
Delivery van No. 1 11200 11200
Mixer No. 1 580 580
Gas cooker No. 1 840 840
Boiler No. 1 110 110
Bowls No. 2 107.6 215.2
Total Amount       12945.2

Operating Costs in US$

Item Units @ Qty/ day Prod Cost/ day Prod. Cost/ month Prod. Cost/ Year
Direct Costs          
Manioc Powder Kgs 0.5 250 125 3250 39000
Vinegar Litres 2.5 100 250 6500 78000
Water Litres 0.05 200 10 260 3120
Sub total       385 10,010 120,120

General Costs (Over heads)Project Product Costs & Price Structure in US$

Rent 400 4,800
Packaging Material 500 6,000
Labour 800 9600
Utilities (Power & Gas) 1,000 12,000
Repair & Servicing 500 6,000
Fuel 500 6,000
Depreciation (Asset write off) Expenses 269.69 3,236
Sub – total 3,970 47,636
Total Operating Costs 13,980 167,756
Item Qty/day Qty/yr @$ Pdn Cost/ yr$ UPx T/rev
Glue 500 156,000 1.1 167,756 1.5 234,000

Profitability Analysis Table

Profitability Item Per day Per Month Per Year
Revenue 750 19,500 234,000
Less: Production & Operating Costs 538 13,980 167,756
Profit 212 5,520 66,244

Sources of Supply of Raw Materials

Raw materials are readily available in Uganda.

Government Facilities and Incentives Available:

The Government is willing to support industrialization through; tax exemptions, basic infrastructure, grants, long term loans and liberalized market.

Risk certainty

The business risk involved may include operational risks; marketing risks among others thus need to manage properly the marketing mix tools of Price, product among others.

 

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