Business in CERAMICS sector

Small or medium sized business in Ceramics sector offers many opportunities in Pakistan. But it is important that those who want to select & pursue such business should have some knowledge, experience and most importantly passion for the Ceramics sector. Otherwise, the probability for failure may be high.

Below are some of the selected businesses in ceramics sector.  SMEDA has also made very good pre-feasibility studies on this sector.

For the complete detailed pre-feasibility reports, you will first have to register with SMEDA and then you can download it FREE.

For registration, you may click the link:  SMEDA Registration

Below are the summarized versions of the pre-feasibility reports by SMEDA on Business in Ceramics sector for you to get an idea before you download the full version.

1 - Light Weight Roof Tiles Manufacturing Unit [Jun-2010]

Region: Balochistan
Investment Size: PKR Between 1-2 Million

Roof is a very important part of any construction and it comes in many shapes and sizes. There are a wide variety of roofing materials that are used in construction today with a range of advantages and disadvantages. The choice of roof depends upon a number of factors, including the location, climate, desired look, maintenance and cost. In addition the easy/simple installation of the roofs and the durability of the roofing material are also very important considerations. In addition to reinforced concrete roof, other more economic roofing materials include metal sheets, wood, clay and tiles etc. Roofing tiles are one of the preferred construction materials for low cost housing and commercial constructions (warehouses, factories etc.). These tiles can be made of clay brick (e.g., clay fired at a high temperature) or fabricated from concrete. The proposed project is related to the production of pre-fabricated concrete roofing tiles. The tiles can be designed in a way to achieve high performance in wide range of roof requirements such as converting flat roofs to pitched roofs, construction of housing, community centers, warehouses and factories etc. It is also suitable for roofing of schools and other public buildings especially in the rural areas. The lightweight roofing tiles manufacturing unit will fulfill the local housing construction demand of tiles of different sizes and strengths depending upon the individual requirements of the customer. Roofing tiles used in Balochistan are generally available in 12”x12” however, given the customer demand tiles of different specification can also be manufactured.

2 - Plaster of Paris Tiles - boarders Trim and made-ups [Jun-2011]

Region: Balochistan
Investment Size: PKR Between 1-2 Million

The project is related to the usage of Plaster of Paris to produce Tiles/ boarders, Trims, & Miscellaneous made-ups that is being utilized in the construction Industry for making roof designs, Ceiling & corner boarders, trims & medallions, Frieze, & miscellaneous other decorative items used in construction etc. Once the project starts, it could supply Plaster of Paris products of various designs addressing to the customized consumer needs & choices, hence proving its versatility & innovation. This document covers various business aspects of making plaster of Paris Tiles, boarders, Trims, medallions, Frieze & made-ups development, Start-up, Production, Marketing, Finance and Business Management. The total project investment is Rs. 3.68 millions with a Project Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 40 % against the Capital Cost (WACC) of 18%. The total project investment would be paid back in approximately 2.89 years.

3 - Sanitary Ware Manufacturing [Jun-2011]

Region: Punjab
Investment Size: PKR More and Above 50 Million

The Ceramics Sanitary ware manufacturing unit is a project of ceramics sector. Ceramics products made from inorganic materials having non-metallic properties usually processed at a high temperature at some time during their manufacture. It’s an art of clay and fire. The Sanitary Ware Products are classified under three broad categories on the basis of material type. Sanitary ware made of Plastics, Sanitary ware made of Ceramics and Sanitary ware made of Iron. In Pakistan Ceramics Sanitary ware industry has key strengths e.g. a strong manufacturing skills base, and established training support infrastructure, sources of investment funding, transport infrastructure and national & international market etc. These attributes should be proactively promoted investor. Improvement in living standards and construction of buildings is generating the high demand of Ceramics sanitary ware products both at national and international level. The vender development program can help to standardize and quality and create more business opportunities in the area. Growth trend of Ceramics sanitary ware idnustry has been increasing every year. The industry has not only fulfilling the domestic needs but also exporting small quantities of ceramics sanitary ware goods over the last few years. A Ceramics Sanitary ware manufacturing unit with a proposed capacity of 400 pieces per day needs a capital investment estimated at Rs. 47.192 million for construction and purchasing machinery & equipment. In addition to this, an estimated sum of Rs. 6.270 million is required as working capital. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 53.462 million. Projected IRR, Net Present Value and Payback of this project are 49%, Rs. 149,738,602 and 3.23 years respectively

For the detailed pre-feasibility reports, you will first have to register with SMEDA and then you can download it FREE.

For registration, you may click the link:  SMEDA Registration

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