Business in MARBLE GRANITE sector

Small or medium sized business in Marble Granite 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 Marble Granite sector. Otherwise, the probability for failure may be high.

Below are some of the selected businesses in livestock 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.

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

1 - Marble & Granite Warehouse [Jan-2012]

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

The warehouse would be used to store raw Marble and Granite blocks on rental basis to provide single place for all sort of M&G buyers and sellers within and outside the country. To attract the international markets, the facility would provide internationally accepted squaring services for irregular shaped blocks. The project would also generate revenue through processing of leftover materials and selling to M&G handicrafts manufacturers for which additional cutting machinery like H/V Cutter and Circular Cutter would be required.

2 - Marble Mosaic Development Center [Mar-2008]

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

The center would design & process (cut to predefined sizes / shapes and polish) raw marble pieces and produce Marble Mosaic. The project would not only focus the construction industry and demand for innovative marble designs for housing & offices within Quetta city but can also trigger other parts of the province including Marble City Gadani, Loralai and Khuzdar etc. Once the facility starts, it could also supply marble mosaic of various designs also addressing to the customized consumer needs & choices, hence prove its versatility & innovation. The total project investment is Rs. 4.41 millions with a very healthy Project Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 49% against the Capital Cost (WACC) of 13%. The total project investment would be paid back in approximately 3.04 years.

3 - Marble Onyx [Sep-2007]

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

Though nature has gifted Pakistan not only with large deposits, but also with some of the best quality marble, onyx and granite, the marble industry has failed to exploit the real potential. Years of neglect on the part of the successive governments, outdated extraction methods and lack of modern manufacturing facilities have taken their toll on the marble sector which, despite being accorded the status of industry over a decade ago, has not only failed to develop on organized lines, but is also facing a crisis at present though government has taken serious steps in order to boost up this sector. The proposed project envisages the setup of a Marble and Onyx products manufacturing unit. Marble is largely used by the construction industry, whereas, for furniture and other decorative purposes its tiles and big size cut slabs are also used in flooring of all kinds of buildings i.e. houses for accommodation purposes, mosques, commercial buildings, hotels etc. However, refined and high quality marble is extensively used in handicraft and Kitchen tiling and making of table tops by the furniture industry, whereas, onyx is largely used for the manufacturing of handicrafts mainly for export purposes due to its premium quality and expansiveness. Multipurpose use of marble and onyx has lead to the development of various industries including furniture, construction and handicraft etc. For the purpose of this pre-feasibility we have confined ourselves to the handicraft industry where both marble and onyx are used for the manufacturing of different articles of decoration i.e. vases, clocks, table lamps, ashtray, chessboard, candle stands, telephone set etc. For Marble and Onyx Products Manufacturing, stone is obtained by exploding in mountains, then bring them into factories and cut them into various sizes, here after converted into different sizes and shapes, rubbing and polishing is applied in the end to bring shining and smoothness to the handicraft. For this purpose various machines are use i.e. lathe machine, grinders, polishers etc.

4 - Marble Processing Plant [Sep-2011]

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

The plant would process (cut to predefined sizes and polish) raw marble blocks and produce marble strips/tiles and slabs. The project would not only focus the construction industry within Quetta city but other parts of the province as well. Once the facility starts at its full capacity, it could also supply marble strips, tiles and slabs to other parts of the country. The total project investment is Rs. 34.246 millions with a Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 28% and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) of 15%. The total project investment would be paid back in approximately 4.27 years.

5 - Marble Tiles [Mar-2007]

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

Natural marble in its wide range of colors, texture, crystals and various finishing techniques, when properly applied, permit to d├ęcor every type of ambience beautifully. Marble is an expressive material and by its various types can make your ambience look sophisticated or simple, warm or cool, elegant or rustic, sumptuous or minimalist. The eternal life of marble is disconnected from fashion and enhances the beauty of our environment in the most natural way. Tiles can be used both on the walls and floors. Specifically these can be laid in any part of the house i.e. bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, portico, foyer, drive way, drawing room/living rooms, study, lobby, etc. The proposed project envisaged the manufacturing of marble tiles in various sizes and their sales in the local and export market. However, it is pertinent to note that during discussions with the industry players it was found that more than 90% of the marble tiles manufactured locally are used by the local construction industry. The proposed marble tiles manufacturing unit will produce approximately 1500 sq.ft. of tiles daily utilizing 80% of total capacity. For this purpose cutting and sizing machines will be installed. Large Size marble stone (10-15 ton) will be purchased from the suppliers and production facility will cut them into different sizes on the cutting machinery and these cut to piece stone will further be converted into marble tiles using sizing machine. These tiles will be supplied to the whole sellers for distribution


For the complete detailed pre-feasibility report on business in Marble Granite sector, you will first have to register with SMEDA and then you can download it FREE.

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