With a general decrease in production in the furniture industry, the demand for chairs, armchairs and sofas has almost doubled since the beginning of this year compared with the last year.
Small companies with a small staff of 4-15 people do not feel competition from large manufacturers and make good money on small orders. Such orders include one or two units of products worth up to 20 thousand rubles.
production of chairs:
To open your own furniture production you need a room. It should be sufficiently voluminous (minimum 150 m2), without partitions, preferably on one floor. The cost of renting such a premises on the territory of a large industrial enterprise will range from $ 700 per year. Electricity costs will add another $ 300 to the total.
Chairs Production: Equipment
For the production of metal-based furniture you will need:
Drilling machine - $ 700
Compressor - $ 350
Pneumatic equipment - $ 350-400
Saw for metal - $ 350
Drills, 2 pcs. - $ 200
Grinders, 2 pcs. - $ 350
Welding Machine - $ 550
Pistols - $ 350
In the future, with the development and increase in turnover, production can be automated. Full automation of production will cost the company $ 10 thousand. For this, five automatic machines for $ 1.5-2 thousand each are enough.
At the initial stage, when there is not enough equipment, the company can actively use subcontracting. This is what novice furniture makers do, transferring some production functions to a subcontractor, for example, painting goods in the absence of their own paint booth.
manufacture of chairs: Staff
The staff of a small furniture company consists of 5-15 people and includes: a production manager with a salary of $ 1 thousand, locksmith from $ 700, machine adjusters from $ 1 thousand and workers from $ 300
The minimum staff is able to provide productivity of 2-3 thousand units of products
per month, and this, about 1 million rubles of turnover.
production of chairs: Advertising
The main sources of advertising for business promotion are the Internet, reference books, specialized publications and exhibitions. Advertising costs are shown below:
Search engines - $ 200 / month.
Corporate site support and advertising on thematic resources -
$ 50 / month
Directories - $ 200 / year
Specialized publications - $ 200 / month.
Furniture exhibitions - at least $ 5 thousand
Based on the article by Pearl Roman for the newspaper Business Petersburg
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