TOMATO PROCESSING BUSINESS PLAN IN NIGERIA
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF ACA TOMATOES PROCESSING BUSINESS PLAN IN NIGERIA
Tomato is a vegetable that cannot be preserved in its original form for a very long time and because a lot of people do not want to go through the stress of processing their tomato after purchasing it from the market or farm but just want to go straight to using it this makes processed tomato paste a great investment for we in ACA tomatoes plant at this time.
Processed tomato paste can last 10 times longer than fresh tomatoes and most homes find it convenient to cook a quick meal especially because of the rate of consumption of rice and pasta in Nigeria.
ACA tomato plant is a Limited Liability Company proposed to be based in Oshogbo, Osun State Nigeria.
This is start up with a clear, dedicated and committed vision, to thrive and grow into one of the best Food processing industries in Nigeria, which has taken advantage of the abundant raw materials produced to create products for local consumption.
We also have recently acquired 2000 hectares farm land in the same region for cultivation of tomatoes.
Our processing plant will be run by a team of experts that include Mr. Richard as the General Manager.
It is also important to note that ACA tomato plant is a registered company.
Our company has a plan to make arrangements for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled manpower, raw materials and plant housing as prerequisites necessary for the growth of our company.
ACA will provide funding for machinery, skilled manpower, take-off capital, and general operations.
The marketing team has made strategic plans for marketing of manufactured tomato paste, penetrating existing markets with a persuasive bite.
ACA tomato processing company is the dream business of two people who have enjoyed numerous connections and success in the agro processing industry.
These individuals have been business partners for 10 years and they are bringing their different wealth of experiences into this unique business.
OUR MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT
Our vision at ACA tomatoes processing company is to become the number one leading plant in the Agro Processing industry in the southwest region of Nigeria and to be one of the top 5 leading plants in the world.
ACA tomatoes processing company will provide a wide variety of processed tomato products to Nigerians.
We understand that the customer service we provide is extremely important, because we want each customer to have a pleasant experience with our goods, and it is the intention of our staff to answer questions with expertise and to offer advice when we feel it is needed.
HOW TOMATO IS PROCESSED
Sorting And Selection
This is the first and one of the most important steps of all because this helps to keep quality and improve the general marketability of your tomato paste.
In this process ACA tomatoes plant will sort the good tomato from the bad ensuring that only the tomato of best quality is allowed in the mix.
We ensure that the ones we use are ripe and mold-free. Good sorting enriches the overall quality of the tomato paste.
Weighing The Batch
Weighing of the sorted batch is important because it helps to know the exact weight and nutritional value of the batch; this aids in record keeping, fortification and adequate addition of preservatives.
Washing The Batch
Hygiene is paramount so the process of washing the batch after weighing is important so as to get rid of sand and other pathogens that can be present on the fruit.
The process of blanching is also known as pre-processing of the tomato, this helps in removing the seeds, skin and any bad odour from the tomato. In this process the tomato is put in boiling water for about 5 minutes to peel off the skin.
This process is called mashing of the tomato. This is when the tomato is made into paste form just like you using a blender to blend tomato for home use. We use the motorized pulping machine to make it faster.
Boiling,sieving And Heating
Sequentially after blending the tomato paste is boiled and sieved. We use a material that is like a white cotton sack is used to separate the water from the main mix, then the acidity level of the tomato paste is being increased by adding lemon juice while it is boiling which reduces the pH level to around 4.5 to prevent bacteria from festering on it. Heating it removes more water from it and ensures that the tomato paste is concentrated.
Packaging And Preservation Process
ACA tomatoes plant will use several containers for packaging which are tins, sachets and bottles.
Packaging is important even though people are buying the content but the container attracts and people will pay more for proper packaging.
If the packaging is done properly then this singular process will significantly increase the shelf life of the product.
OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
ACA tomato processing company will produce quality canned Tomato paste and Tomato Ketchup for local consumption and export. It is our dream to provide excellent customer service for our numerous customers and suppliers.
ACA tomatoes processing company will also produce these products, and export 50% of the products directly from Nigeria, to our neighboring countries.
This will increase our earnings in the foreign exchange market and added value for its rotten produce which would have gone to waste.
Listed below are the products we wish to provide at ACA tomatoes plant:
- Tomato Paste
- Tomato Ketchup
- Dried tomatoes
- Tomato powder
- Tomato juice and sauce
BENEFITS OF OUR PRODUCTS:
- Quality unadulterated tomatoes pastes
- Unique original pure tomatoes tastes
- Attractive packaging and brand promotions
- Organic raw materials
COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES OF ACA BUSINESS PLAN IN NIGERIA
ACA tomatoes processing company is located in Ipetu in osun state,near to oyo state near to our raw material source and market. Our company is also the state capital of osun state and also the center of commerce in the state.
ACA tomatoes plant is located where it is easy to get man power. There is easy access to the plant to get to work and go back after work this will definitely increase our company’s production process.
Procurement And Use Of Complete Equipments
For continued and uninterrupted production ACA tomatoes processing company uses standard tomatoes processing equipment partly built locally and partly supplied from a notable manufacturing company in India.
ACA tomatoes processing company will employ capable hands to manage the equipment. We will ensure that they are qualified and well trained to ensure the safety of the equipment and lives.
Our products will be of great quality and our packaging will be top notch. This means that ACA tomatoes processing will pay close attention to the final packaging. Quality products don’t just cut it alone, our packaging will be of equal high standard.
We will imbibe international quality of packaging for our export activities.
MAIN MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FOR TOMATO PROCESSING BUSINESS PLAN IN NIGERIA
- Fine Pulpier
- Fruit Mill
- Steam Jacketed Kettles
- SS Tank
- Tomato Paste Form Fill and Seal Machine
- Steam Piping
- Steam Pressure Reducing Station
- Product Piping and Valves
- Cooling Tower Pump and Piping
- Water Piping
- Water Chiller
- Screw Pump
- RSSP Cooler
- Storage Tank
- Delivery Trucks
- Fruit Washer
OUR TARGET MARKET
- Hotels and Restaurants
- Local Market
- Households and individuals
- Food processors
- Supermarket and grocery Stores.
This could also include the international market if you so wish.
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