Talking about Raisin(Kishmish) Manufacturing becomes very important because it is a common food item that is used in various people. It is generally used to make sweets and sweet products, they have been used in various sweet dishes in homes as well. Now, since Raisin manufacturing is generally done by using grapes as raw material. Therefore, the plan to set up a raisin manufacturing unit should be planned to keep in mind such an area. Where the production of grapes is high so that the entrepreneur can get the raw material easily and at reasonable prices.
Raisins are used by almost everyone so it is an acceptable product. And if its unit is started in a selective environment then it can emerge as a highly profitable business. Because Raisin is a product that the entrepreneur can sell in the domestic market and can also earn good profits by exporting to abroad, provided that his product is produced according to international standard quality. But even then, the entrepreneur doing the Raisin Manufacturing Business needs to focus only and only on the domestic market in the early days of the business, and instill confidence in the customers about their product in the domestic market.
After that, the entrepreneur can gradually move towards export also. The success of the entrepreneur will depend on how much hygiene and quality standards are being produced by the product he produces. They are dehydrated up to 80–85% to produce high levels of raisins.
Product and its applications
Raisin is a product that is sweet, tasty and luxurious, it is also used as a dry fruit, though it can also be eaten as a snack. And it can also add extra flavor to any favorite dish so it is also used in making various sweet dishes. This is to say that people like to eat raisins by hand or as a snack or by walking, mixing it with some dishes and fruits. Raisins are also used in traditional dishes such as pulao or pudding.
And at present it is made extensively by making pulp, making juice, making paste, with grains, snacks and milk. If raisins are used as a daily diet, it provides nutrients, soluble and insoluble fiber and health protection bioactive compounds. This product has always proved its effect on health aspects so it is said that raisins reduce the risk of many diseases like constipation, heart disease, diabetes, stomach cancer and obesity.
Apart from this, raisins add a different shine to bread, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, pungent, pudding, kheer, etc. If we talk about bakery products, it is one of the major attractions of the food industry. Since raisins are used more in bakery products, this further increases the importance of Raisin Manufacturing Business. Raisins are a sweet product, so there are many dishes where raisins are used instead of sugar.
Market & Challenges in Kishmish Manufacturing Busines
If we talk about the Raisin Manufacturing Project, then it is entirely dependent on the availability of raw material Yankee grapes. Since grape is a seasonal fruit, keeping this in mind it can be said that this type of business can be started between July and September.
However, other varieties of grapes can also be used as raw material to continue production throughout the year. Target raisins of processed raisins include dry fruit vendors, retailers, confectioners and the pharmaceutical industry. Therefore, only after the entrepreneur has almost taken over the domestic market or has gained the confidence of the customer at the domestic level, then the entrepreneur can plan to export his product and launch it in the international markets.
How to start a Raisin manufacturing business?
So far, one thing has become clear that the first step is to start the Kishmish Manufacturing Business. That is to choose a good location. And in this, good location does not mean a clean location, but a location where the production of grapes is high. And this is necessary so that the entrepreneur can get the raw material for his unit easily and at reasonable prices. And he was able to provide raisins to his customers at a competitive price in this competitive market. Apart from choosing a good location, many other important steps are required to start this business, so let us know which are those steps.
1. Manage land and building
To start a Raisin Manufacturing Business, the first thing an entrepreneur has to do is to select a good location. And after that land and building have to be managed at that selected location. There are always two to three ways available to the entrepreneur to manage the land and building, including own land, rental and leased land and building. If the entrepreneur has any land of his own at that selected location, then the entrepreneur can plan to set up a unit on the same land.
But keep in mind that the entrepreneur also needs space to set up a manufacturing site, storeroom, space for power utilities and a small office. Therefore, in this way, the entrepreneur may need 1000-1200 sq ft of space. If it is not, then the entrepreneur can rent a building built at that selected location to do this work.
2. Arrange fund to start Raisin Manufacturing Business
The entrepreneur will need to make an effective business plan for his business before managing finances. It also becomes necessary because in this, all the things related to the business are mentioned along with the production capacity of the plant. If the entrepreneur’s budget is low, the entrepreneur may plan to set up a unit of low production capacity. And if there is no budget case, then the entrepreneur can set up any number of production capacity plants according to his capacity.
A document is in the form of a project report under the business plan itself. With which the entrepreneur will get to know the estimated cost incurred in starting his Raisin Manufacturing Business, as well as the estimated earnings in future. The entrepreneur should manage the finances with a little more than the estimated cost that is coming up in the project report, so that the finance can be used in case of any need in between. To manage finances, subsidy loans, bank loans or own personal savings available under government schemes are the main sources.
3. Get license and registration
The entrepreneur may need to obtain the following licenses and registrations to start his own Raisin Manufacturing Business.
- Registering your unit with the Registrar of Companies
- GST registration for billing invoices etc.
- Current account in the name of business in the bank
- Trade license from local authority
- FSSAI license
- Enterprise registration
- Trademark registration for own brand and its protection
4. Required Machinery to Start Raisin Manufacturing unit:
The list of major machinery and equipment used in Kishmish Manufacturing Business is as follows.
- Fruit Washer & Dryer.
- Sorting and Grinding Machine.
- Packaging machine.
- Measuring instrument.
- Other material handling equipment such as crates.
- Sealing machine.
- Other tools and equipment.
The list of essential raw materials is as follows.
- HDPE Boxes।
- Packing material.
5. Start Kishmish Manufacturing Process:
To produce good quality raisins, it is very important that the quality of the grapes purchased is also very good. If we talk about the cultivation of grapes, it is for one year and good grapes are produced, for this, practices such as pruning, irrigation, fertilization and pest control etc. have to be carried out well.
This is to say that for Kishmish Manufacturing, firstly all the necessary raw material by the entrepreneur, especially the grapes are purchased from the local farmers or local supplier and then they are thoroughly washed and then sorted so that they are sorted Raisins can be made. If the grains of grapes are small then the raisins will also be small and if the grains of grapes are large, then the raisins will also be big. Because in the process of making raisins the grapes are kept on the tray for two to four weeks to dry, during this time the moisture remains at 75% to only 15% and their color changes to brown-purple colour.
When the fruits are dry then a paper tray is rolled around them, so that their packages can be made. And these paper rolls are stored in a box before being taken to the processing plant and kept in the storeroom. After that, when they are delivered to the manufacturing plant, the impurities in the Kishmish Manufacturing Process are removed during this process. The fruits are removed by machine. The raisins are then separated from the bunches. If the raisins contain seeds, they are removed automatically by machine.