Production and sale of children’s playgrounds: where to start a business
Production and sale of children’s playgrounds is not only profitable, but also socially significant. Playgrounds for children are now actively demanded by residents of high-rise and private houses, shopping center buyers, parkers, and restaurant visitors. The enthusiasm with which adults and children relate to the installation of such sites, as well as a carefully thought-out business plan will certainly contribute to the success of such a content and laborious business. However, to open this business, you need to know and understand some of its nuances, which will be discussed later.
Business features: work for children
To register a business for the production of children’s playgrounds, you do not need any special skills. The best option is to open a limited liability company with a simplified taxation system. Registration of an LLC occurs according to standard procedures set forth in the current legislation. Immediately keep in mind that once the final product is intended for children, then the production requirements will be increased. You need to rely on two main criteria.
The first criterion is the interest of children in your sites. Anyway, the gaming complex should be attractive in appearance and make the child want to play on the playground. As a rule, businessmen of this sphere skillfully use bright colors and various fairytale plots, creating whole magical towns. Remember that any game complex has its own age category and certain elements. Easily accessible sandboxes, wooden houses, freestanding machines, swinging figures or low slides will suit babies. Children under 10 years old will love roundabouts, spiral slopes and cable nets. Older children will enjoy sports stairs, horizontal bars, parallel bars and other gymnastic equipment.
The second criterion is safety. The production of playgrounds will require a license. All products that you create, will have to pass the quality control for compliance with the vehicle and the Russian GOST. Requirements, for example, are imposed on protruding parts and the edges of the bolts, which must be closed with special plugs to avoid injury. Playgrounds do not tolerate sharp corners: manufacturers are prohibited to use angular steel. Restrictions also affect the height of the equipment for climbing (not higher than 4 meters), the width of the handrails (not less than 33 mm), the size of the openings of tunnels, gratings and nets in which hands, feet and heads should not be stuck. In addition, the play area, which is at a height, must have fences and safety net, so that adults also have access to equipment to help children. You can study complete lists of requirements in GOST R 52301-2004, GOST R 52167-2003, GOST R 52168-2003, GOST R 52169-2003, GOST R 52299-2004, GOST R 52300-2004, GOST R 52301-2004, GOST R EN 1177-2006 and SNiP 11-64-80.
We select raw materials and equipment
Purchase of equipment will require an impressive share of investments. However, before this, you should decide on the key consumables for production. Work to be mainly either with metal and wood, or with plastic. The second option is more expensive. For the production of plastic products will require a special line for plastic structures, the cost of which reaches 3 million rubles. The high cost and complexity of the process is compensated by the advantages of the material itself. Plastic, unlike wood, gives a lot of room for imagination. Design, shape and weight due to the flexibility of the material can vary as often as desired.
The option “wood and metal” is more acceptable for businessmen who are short of money. For woodworking, you will need software-controlled woodworking machines, and for metalworking – tools for cutting and pipe-bending machines. Also, when working with raw materials, in any case you cannot do without its pre-treatment and grinding, in order to reliably protect it from corrosion, rust and other negative factors. Increased demands are also made on paint: it must be environmentally friendly and be resistant to UV light and weather effects.
We calculate the approximate cost of the necessary equipment for the production of metal and wood sites, based on the most affordable market prices and subject to the purchase of one copy of the goods:
– CNC milling machine (300-500 thousand rubles);
– stationary circular saw (20-80 thousand rubles);
– format-raskroyechny machine (150-300 thousand rubles);
– grinding machine (15-50 thousand rubles);
– butt-trimming saw (10-15 thousand rubles);
– welding equipment (15-25 thousand rubles);
– band sawing machine for metal (50-200 thousand rubles);
– profile bending machine (20-70 thousand rubles)
– a combined machine for cutting, folding, rolling (85-100 thousand rubles);
– equipment for applying paintwork materials (60-90 thousand rubles).