There are many agro commodities to invest your capital but one stand out product will always be Shea butter. A large market exists for shea butter world-wide, particularly as it is organically produced. Shea butter is in high demand and is a wonderful product. It has high prospect and sells well in the international market. Opportunities exist in its production value chain producing on a small, medium and on a larger scale to meet the growing demand.
The raw material is sheanut. It is available in abundant quantities and qualities and will be made available for production. Depending on the proposed location of your production plant, you will be sure of readily available raw material. One will be sure it is closer to the shea producing states of Oyo, Kwara, Kogi, Niger and Kebbi State.
A shea nut gathering point should be set up in each of the shea sourcing area. There should be a central warehouse and office in each shea area, where the shea nuts will be harvested and stored temporarily. Harvesting of the shea nuts will be coordinated from this office. The women cooperatives collect shea nuts, and bring the collected shea nuts to a central point/office. Small trucks will be transporting the shea nuts from the central point to the central warehouse in the shea zone where it will be stored temporarily before it will be conveyed by larger trucks to the production factory.
There is a growing interest in butter from Nigeria for use as ingredients in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and confectionary industries, yet the commodity is in limited supply as much of it is processed by local women through crude and labour intensive means. Investment in the processing of the butter in large volume will not only be profitable, but will also create a feel factor for government support as it is also an avenue for employment for its teeming youths.
The strong interest in the product by cosmetic companies is due to growing demand for a more natural product that is perfect for skin. 10% of the world demand is by the cosmetic companies in the US and European Countries. 90% of world demand is by the chocolate and confectioneries industry. The European Union allows up to 5% sheabutter to be included in its confectioneries and if US lift ban on using Cocoa butter alternatives as expected, then consumption in this sector will also increase.
The commercial interest in shea centres on its use as a substitute for Cocoa due to high cocoa prices in the market. On the flip side, the demand for certified shea butter is essential, especially if you factor in the availability of good quality product that companies and buyers are searching for.
Looking at the size of the market. The market size is huge. The global market for confectionery products is about $200 billion while that of cosmetics and toiletries ingredients is estimated at about $40 billion in 2016. One will have to follow daily the major players in the shea butter, chocolate and cosmetics industry, respond to trend to keep ahead of its competitors.
Asia is also an important growth market for CBEs as most Asian countries do not have any regulations against using CBEs in chocolate. Together, Western Europe and Asia consume about two thirds of global CBE production(2/3) (66%). World chocolate consumption is increasing overall, especially in the growing economies of Latin America and Eastern Europe where disposable incomes and population are rising. Despite the relative maturity of the Western European market, chocolate consumption is still strong.
Another income stream is the Shea cake. Shea cake is a residue from the production of shea butter. It has economic value. It can be used as a raw material for bricks and it is demanded oversea for use as a niche input to high end production of animal feeds.
CONTENT OF SHEA BUTTER EXTRACTION AND REFINING PACKAGE (THE SUCCESS PACK)
Shea butter Extraction & Refining; Introduction
Physical & Chemical properties including a fatty acid constituent of good quality Shea butter.
The new quality standard combination of shea butter now accepted worldwide and how to get quick certification.
Guide to preservation & processing Shea butter to ensure quality and market penetration.
Location for your Shea butter processing plant; Location feasibility
Your Company Location & Facilities.
Nigeria Shea Industry; Statistical figures & facts.
West Africa Shea Industry; Statistical figures & facts.
Africa Shea Industry; Statistical figures & facts.
World Shea Industry; Statistical figures & facts.
Historical trends: Sheanut, Shea Butter & Shea cake production in Nigeria.
Cost Feasibility: Funding & Raising Capital for the project set up.
Feasibility: Facilities and Production equipment list, name, model, power requirement, quantity, specification, technologies, machinery and cost of the machinery of 50tpd shea nut oil press plant.
Feasibility: Facilities and Production equipment list, name, model, power requirement, quantity, specification of different refinery sections including technologies, machinery, and cost of the machinery of 20tpd shea nut oil refinery plant.
Feasibility: 50tpd shea nut oil press process flow chart/project plan.
Feasibility: Project Quotation/cost analysis for a 50 TPD shea nut oil press plant.
Feasibility: 20 TPD shea nut oil refinery process flowchart/project plan.
Feasibility: Project Quotation/cost analysis for a 20 TPD shea nut oil refinery plant.
Feasibility: Total Quotation for an Integrated Project of 50tpd Shea butter extraction & 20tpd refinery system.
Colorful diagrammatic illustration, uses and function(s) of the different Shea nut oil extraction plant processes of a 50tpd oil press plant.
Colorful diagrammatic illustration, uses and function(s) of the different Shea nut oil refinery plant processes of a 20tpd oil refinery plant.
Public work Specification & Responsibility: Coverage of the circulating cooling water, instrument air, power supply, auxiliary materials etc.
Sample Buyers & Sellers Responsibility: Coverage of the seller's supply & service, engineering range taken by the buyer, construction period, payment terms etc.
Cost & Profit Analysis/Hypothesis financing sheet of Crude Shea butter for first 10 years (10 yrs profitability & financial plan) including project investment table (Equity & Debt Capital) and loan amortization schedule.
Cost & Profit Analysis/Hypothesis financing sheet of Refined Shea butter for first 10 years (10 yrs profitability & financial plan) including project investment table (Equity & Debt Capital) and loan amortization schedule.
Chemical Consumption rate and Chemical loss rate for the refinery plant and usage.
Profitability Analysis of the Shea nut cake which is another income stream.
List of Major buyers of Shea butter abroad and details including marketing strategies & implementable sales strategy guide for new markets.
Feasibility: Risk Analysis & Strategy for risk mitigation of a Shea butter processing business.
Local Suppliers/Exporters of Shea butter and Shea nut in Nigeria with their contact details and addresses.
Personnel Plan: the Implementable hypothesis of Management team and staff members of a shea butter production plant.
Details of major Shea butter processing Equipment Suppliers, manufacturers, and consultants including major Shea butter refineries in the world.
Recommendations & Follow-up support.
Assistance in Contract sourcing & Commodity/Product Sourcing.
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