Production and sale of children’s playgrounds: where to start a business
The production and sale of children’s playgrounds is not only a profitable business, but also socially significant. Game complexes for children are now actively in demand by residents of multi-storey and private houses, buyers of shopping centers, vacationers of park areas and visitors to restaurants. 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 contentious, labor-intensive business. However, to open this business, you need to know and understand some of its nuances, which will be discussed later.
Business Features: working 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 tax system. LLC registration is carried out according to standard procedures set forth in the current legislation. Keep in mind that once the final product is intended for children, then the requirements for production will be increased. You need to rely on two main criteria.
The first criterion is the interest of children in your sites. One way or another, the game complex should be outwardly attractive and make the child want to play on the court. As a rule, businessmen of this sphere skillfully use bright colors and various fairy-tale plots, creating whole magical towns. Remember that any game complex has its own age category and certain elements. Easily accessible sandboxes, wooden houses, freestanding cars, swinging figures or low slides are suitable for kids. Children under 10 years old will love the carousels, spiral descents and rope nets. Older children will like sports stairs, horizontal bars, bars and other gymnastic apparatus.
The second criterion is safety. The production of playgrounds will require a license. All products that you create will have to pass quality control for compliance with the TS and Russian GOST. Requirements, for example, apply to protruding parts and the edges of the bolts, which must be covered with special plugs to avoid personal injury. Playgrounds do not tolerate acute angles: manufacturers are not allowed to use angle steel. The restrictions also apply to the height of climbing equipment (not higher than 4 meters), the width of handrails (not less than 33 mm), the size of the holes of tunnels, trellises and nets, in which hands, feet and heads should not be stuck. In addition, the play area, which is located at a height, must have fences and safety net, so that adults can have access to the equipment for children.
We select raw materials and equipment
The purchase of equipment will require an impressive share of investment. However, before that, you should decide on the key consumables for production. Work will be mainly either with metal and wood, or with plastic. The second option is more expensive. For the production of plastic products, a special line for plastic structures will be required, the cost of which reaches 3 million rubles. The high cost and complexity of the process is offset 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 much as desired.
The option “wood and metal” is more acceptable for entrepreneurs who are constrained in the means. For woodworking, you will need programmed woodworking machines, and for metalworking you will need cutting tools and pipe bending machines. Also in working with raw materials, in any case, you can not do without its preliminary processing and grinding to reliably protect it from corrosion, rust and other negative factors. Increased demands are also made on paint: it must be environmentally friendly and resistant to ultraviolet and weather.
All types of production of playgrounds take place exclusively in closed rooms, excluding weather interference. A small business will require an area of about 500 square meters.
For a mini-factory, it is necessary to have three workshops: metalworking, painting and assembly. If you decide to use wood in your work, then you will also need a woodworking workshop. It is advisable to place the enterprise outside the city, in a distance from the sleeping areas. Therefore, it is necessary to add in advance to the business plan the costs for a possible connection of communications (electricity, water, heat, sewage).
It is important to not only make a playground, but to deliver it safely to the client. Game complexes are transported in special trucks. The market value of such a machine is about 1 million rubles.
So that when transporting the product did not receive mechanical damage, they are usually packed in a bubble wrap. When sent over long distances, reinforced packaging with additional gaskets is used to protect areas that are particularly prone to damage.