Be a branded agarbatti manufacturer by investing a less or huge amount of money because in India you have lots of opportunities. If you want to start your won branding, you have to do lots of market research and you need lack of marketing experience to make a proper stand on the market because you are going to face huge competition from giant business houses. So before starting your operation, prepare yourself and make a proper market link.
If you want to start your business with a small investment, you don’t have to purchase any machinery it will totally depend on labour. On the other hand, you need machinery, equipment and warehouse.
Let’s see details with assuming investment amount of RS.10 – 15 (lakh): -
Machinery: If you’re investing more than Rs.30 lakh then you require automatic incense sticks counting and packing machine to reduce your packing cost, this machine will cost to you around Rs.3 – 5 lakh depends on quality and production capacity. And also you require an Agarbatti dipping machine to add fragrance. This machine will cost you around RS.1 lakh. All those types of machinery will reduce your cost and production time. If you're want to invest a less amount of money, you don’t have to buy any huge machinery. You are only needed some tools, like tape cutter, heat selling machine and some general tools.
Raw Material: Whatever your investment amount is the following raw material is required
• Agarbatti Fragrance / Agarbatti Perfume (various type of chemical compound for smell)
• Diethyl Phthalate (DEP OIL)
• Raw Agarbatti
You can also use Aroma oil instead of fragrance oil if you are going to make a premium agarbatti brand. Because aroma oil will increase your product cost a little bit higher.
Branding & Packing Material: Mainly plastic pouch and paper box are used for agarbatti packaging. Plastic pouches are cost effective. On other hands, agarbatti boxes are a little bit costly but these are easily acceptable by the consumer, retailer and distributors. And you also need tape, inner pouches and outer pouches.
You can easily found agarbatti box printing and agarbatti pouch printing solution at your nearest city.
Marketing: You can sell your products at retail shops by managing your won sales force or distribute through wholesalers.