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How much do it cost to setup a water bottling plant(nep-1000 as example)

The cost of setting up a water bottling plant can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, including the size and scale of the operation, the location of the plant, the type of equipment used, and the source of the water being bottled.

In general, a small-scale water bottling plant that is capable of producing a few thousand bottles per day can cost anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000 to set up, while a larger plant that produces tens of thousands of bottles per day can cost millions of dollars to set up.

Some of the major expenses involved in setting up a water bottling plant, let’s use nep-1000bph water bottling line as example:

1.Water Bottling Machine

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You will need to purchase water bottling machine to produce and package the bottled water, including RO water treatment and purification systems, bottling and labeling equipment, and packaging equipment.

Neptune machinery offer an all-inclusive water bottling line solution: nep-1000 water bottling line, all machine cost totally less than $32k

All machine need 1psc 40HQ container. It may cost 1k to 9k dollar shipment cost and import cost depend on ship.

2. Land and building costs

Depending on the location, you may need to purchase land or rent a building in which to set up the plant. The cost of this will depend on factors such as the size and location of the property. For nep-1000 water bottling line. It just need an 100 square meter workshop. If rent so that just cost 600dollar per month.

3. Water Resource

The two best choice of water resource for water bottling plant are city water and borehole water in developing country. NEP-1000 bottling line included RO water treatment system.

RO water purification machine will removed all contaminants, like solids, bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi, minerals such as iron, manganese and sulphur, and man-made chemical pollutants including fertilisers.

The water usually called pure water after treatment by RO water purification machine. A lot famous bottled water is use RO treatment in two article 20 Famous Pure Water Brands and 30 Well-Known Bottled Water Brands .

Use city water need paid every month, it is an large cost per month. Price depend on local city water price. NEP-1000 bottling line every month may consume 50 ton city water. If use borehole water that just cost an drilling cost once. It will be more cheap. For example, it just cost $500 in Nigeria.


materials for bottle water 1

Bottle water may cost cap, preform, label and wrap film as materials.

555ml bottle water example

18 gram preform$0.03
Water cap$0.007
Sleeve label$0.004
Wrap film per bottle$0.003

1psc 555ml bottle water materials cost 4.4 cent or $0.044. So every month you cost more materials mean production more bottle water. 555ml selling price in shop maybe $0.15-0.3. But we are factory just selling at wholesale price. A lot bottle water company wholesale price 555ml at $0.08-$0.09. So that one 555ml bottle water can Gross profit at $0.04.

One month nep-1000 water bottling line at least can producing 300,000 psc bottle water. Selling and production more bottle water, total gross profit more high, the total materials cost more high.

Like if produce 300,000 psc 555ml bottle water per hour. It total cost $0.044*300000=$13200 materials cost per month. It at least gross profit $12000 per month. Also a lot bottle water company running the nep-1000 water bottling line 20hours per day to reach 600,000 psc to got double profit.


The salary for a worker can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, including the worker’s education level, skill level, and the type of work they do. In general, workers in Africa tend to earn lower salaries than workers in many other countries, due in part to the lower cost of living in the country.

According to data from the World Bank, the average salary for a worker in Africa is around $50 per month, which is equivalent to about $600 per year. However, this is just an average, and salaries can vary significantly depending on the worker’s education, skills, and experience.

A lot bottle water company owner have experienced of the water bottle industry or engineering experience. They are been engineer to lead worker at first and future hire engineer manager. It is not only save the cost but also smooth ensure the bottling line project.

Running a nep-1000 water bottling line need about 11 workers. It will cost $550 per month.


A lot bottled water companies may choose to use trucks for delivering their products:

  1. Efficiency: Trucks are typically faster and more efficient than other forms of transportation when it comes to delivering large quantities of bottled water over long distances. This can help bottled water companies save time and money, especially if they need to deliver water to multiple locations.
  2. Capacity: Trucks have a large capacity, which makes them well-suited for transporting large quantities of bottled water. This can be especially important for bottled water companies that produce and distribute a high volume of water.
  3. Control: Using their own trucks for delivery allows bottled water companies to have more control over the distribution process, including the timing of deliveries and the handling of the products.
  4. Branding: Trucks can be used as mobile advertisements for bottled water companies, with the company’s logo and branding prominently displayed on the sides of the vehicles.

Overall, using trucks for delivery is a common practice for bottled water companies because it allows them to efficiently and effectively transport their products to a wide range of customers. If your budget is not very big, suggestion paid everytime for freight cost to freight company. Future expend and buy an truck.