How to Start a Glass Bottle Manufacturing Business

Glass bottles are indispensable items in this modern life. At the business point of view, always, somewhere, there will always be another manufacturing facility that will need glass bottles as containers for beverages or medicine.

Want to go into the business of making glass bottles? Find out the basics from our guide.

Starting a glass bottle manufacturing business is a major undertaking. Case in point, acquiring just a new machine for an existing plant can take more than a year and cost millions! What more to start from nothing.

First, you need a well-researched feasibility study to find out whether the project is viable. The study will specify, among others:

  • A proposed location. This should be near both the target market and the source of raw materials in order to lessen the transportation expenses.
  • Sources of continuous supply of raw materials. In addition to raw materials, which are sand, soda ash and limestone, a glass bottle manufacturing plant will need a lot of coolant in the form of water.
  • The status of the existing industry (including supply and demand analysis),
  • Plant layout, possible customers, process flow, waste treatment system, machine requirements, cost estimates, energy and materials balance, staff requirements, general plant schedule, and financial analysis.

The planning alone will need several professionals working to put together all these information.

The next task is hunting for investors to finance the project. This is where a strong business plan will count a lot. A business plan will show every aspect of the project to people who will be risking millions of money in order to support the project that won’t be profitable until many years after. How to find an investor is one and highly specific topic by itself.

Once the money is secured, the next step is to start construction of a plant with the usual facilities for a glass bottle manufacturer: the batch house for handling raw materials, the hot end for melting and forming the glass and the cold end for treating the produced glass bottles in order to improve their properties.

This is not an easy task, not only due to its scale but because major manufacturing facilities are required to meet environmental permit to proceeds with actual construction (remember that as a facility, it will compete with existing communities for energy and water). The business owners would also need to secure every customary permit for the erection and operation of a glass bottle manufacturing plant.

Once construction is done the equipment like “forming machine,” the cold treatment system, inspection equipfment and miscellaneous packing machines should start coming in. Together with these should be a batch of workers who are needed to man the preparation and to hire staff and workers for the full operation of the plant.

153 Comments

  • anindya das said on July 30, 2010
    i would like to start a plastic glass & plate manufacturing unit for a liquor distillery client, so i wanted to know what machines are required for manufacturing glass & plates, and the cost of machines, and entire cost of setting up the plant. plz do the needful and kindly oblige as early as possible.thank you.
  • ricky said on August 2, 2010
    how to start a plastic glass bottle manufacturing company? machine cost, total cost of plant? kind of machine for manufacturing?
  • praveen said on October 9, 2010
    hi, i am praveen. i am starting a glass bottle manufacturing industry. tell me the cost to start a new industry. plz reply me
  • Ramya Kiran said on October 20, 2010
    I am Ramya Kiran i like to start bottle factory. how much cost and what equipment need. Thank you
  • Rahul Modi said on October 24, 2010
    First of all as you have stated about the facts to be kept in mind, which is surely very helpful, i would further request you to please help me in calculating the financial outlay of the plant. As for the fact that there are few conmpanies into this product line therefore the market potential is never ending in the product. Also the basic Raw materials being available this is surely a good business line. please help me. India.
  • Mandeep Singh said on December 12, 2010
    I want to start a bottling plant(plastic & glass), so please tell me the project cost, machinery, availability of raw material.....
  • Shan Devgon said on December 16, 2010
    We want to set up a plant to manufacture bricks from recycled glass. We have plan to recycle glass 500 MT for our each unit.Could you provide what are the total machinery required, cost and equipment delivery time. Could you also provide list of the customer to whom you have supplied the equipment and their contact information. Our plan to set up 3-4 units in Canada. Thanks, Shan Devgon
  • mahesh kumar said on December 18, 2010
    i would like to start pvc pipe manf of 1/2 Inc to 2 Inch and plastic use and through glasses
  • Boitshepo said on December 30, 2010
    I chose Sowa because its near its where soda ash is mined in our country. Pls help with the list of machinery needed to start the business, the cost of each machine, where to purchase it & the the rough estimated costs of the business.
  • Avinash Kumar said on January 28, 2011
    Hi, I am planning to start a glass manufacturing used these days in commercial buildings and offices, also glasses used in window and doors. what sort of machinery is required, what would be the financial aspect, supplier of machinery, materials required
  • dr ankush aagrawal said on March 11, 2011
    I want to start a bottling plant(plastic & glass) & surgical cotton plant, so please tell me the project cost, machinery, availability of raw material.
  • Rajasekhar said on March 23, 2011
    We are from Hyderabad planning to start a Beer Bottling Plant with a capacity of 100000/day, need complete project report. hope you can help in the process. Thanks & Regard's, rajasekhar Reddy
  • ali valikarimwala said on April 18, 2011
    I want to start with small scale glass bottle industry, so please give me all project report in details include raw material . thanks
  • akhilanand mishra said on April 21, 2011
    i want to start glass bottle plant of capacity 110 mt/day holding .kindly send the actual project report of glass bottle plant making by IS Machine.furnace area should be 40 m2.
  • Rajesh Parekh said on May 19, 2011
    Hi, i want to establish a glass bottle manufacturing plant. so please tell me the area of the land required, type of machinery with costing, raw material etc with rough estimate of the entire project.
  • sankar raj said on June 3, 2011
    hai, i would like to start bottle glass manufacturing unit. i like to know the machineries cost and other costs involved in this. can you give me a approximate amount.
  • gurpreet saini said on June 8, 2011
    Hi, I wanted to start glass bottle manufacturing business,so I need to know about the total investment in setuping the plant ....what legal documents are needed. I have a good location for setuping the plant which is more than sufficient (70 acres). what machinery are required. To whom do I contact for setuping a plant. STATE-raipur, chhatisgarh, INDIA
  • L.Duong said on June 21, 2011
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  • rajaram navle said on June 23, 2011
    Dear sir, I want to start business of manufacturing of small plastic Glasses and bottles so pls help me which machinery is required and how much cost including of raw material so pls needed ur valuable guidance Thanks rajaram navle
  • Shiva Prasad said on July 1, 2011
    Sir, I would like to setup a small scale Glass Bottle making Unit pl. guide for how much investment required, and about other resources..like machinery, Raw materials etc. Regards, Prasad.
  • Domingos Carlos said on July 6, 2011
    Hello, my name is Domingos Carlos, im from Maputo-Mozambique. I want to set up a plant for recycling glass and to produce Bottle in small scale. Could you provide what are the total machinery required, cost and equipment delivery time. Could you also provide list of the customer to whom you have supplied the equipment and their contact information. Thanks, Domingos Carlos
  • Bharat Chaurasia said on July 18, 2011
    i am the MBA student. I wanna start a plastic goods manufacturing an well as the glass bottles. whats the total cost for setup, and to whom i can take suggestion for this?
  • sameer said on August 20, 2011
    ali_sameer1986@yahoo.co.in all the member above you didn't retains you contact no. if you like to open glass mfg.in partnership pls call sameer 9029007178 (Bombay) India
  • Dejih ramadan said on August 25, 2011
    I live in nigeria,i want the estimation of how to start a medium scale glass plant,mostly the aspect of machine for the factory.
  • paulinus said on September 11, 2011
    I COME FROM NIGERIA THOUGH I RESIDE IN DELHI NOW.PLS KINDLY FURNISH ME WITH THE APPROXIMATE COST OF SETTING UP A SMALL SCALE GLASS BOTTLE MANUFACTURING UNIT IN NIGERIA SOURCING THE MACHINES FROM HERE.COMPARED WITH GLASS SHEET UNIT WHICH IS CHEAPER,GIVE ME AN IDEA OF WHAT IS INVOLVED TOO.THANKS.
  • vedant sharma said on November 26, 2011
    i want to setup a plant of plastic bottles for liquor at a small scale .. what will be cost of this plant and how much land is required .. contact no. 9770115040 city centre gwalior
  • Tony Grodecki said on December 2, 2011
    Hello this is currently an idea only at present, my name is Tony Grodecki I am from the UK but soon to be in the Baltics. I want to set up a plant for recycling glass and to produce Jars at small scale. Could you provide what are the machinery required, cost and equipment we have land and raw materials and water. Would you also be able provide me some customer feedback from those whom you have supplied the equipment and possibility to view plant in action. Many thanks.
  • Bwalya said on January 16, 2012
    Am a Zambian businessman who regularly visits India. Kindly advise me on the cost of setting up a glass plant and the associated costs. there is a silica site in Northern province Zambia that am targeting to set up plant. As part of the feasibility studies, such information would help me planning. Thankyou
  • maulik said on February 13, 2012
    what amount of money are required for manufacturing glass
  • Muneer said on April 12, 2012
    We are interested in setting up a plastic / glass bottle manufacturing plant. We are based in Bangalore but are open to locations where required to set up the plant. Would appreciate if you can help us out with details on the plant (with minimum set up required) and how to go about choosing the appropriate location. Thxs...
  • Muhammad said on May 12, 2012
    Hi, Actually i am interested in glass bottles manufacturing. I would like to know that how this industry can be set-up. Are there any consultant for this industry. And how can a sand be helpful for this industry. Thanks,
  • Ram said on May 14, 2012
    Sir, I would like to setup a small scale plastic Glass Bottle making Unit plant , guide for how much investment required, and about other resources..like machinery, Raw materials etc. Regards, Ram,Kathmandu
  • Zakirhussain Harun Jamadar said on May 15, 2012
    We are interested in setting up a plastic / glass bottle manufacturing plant.Would appreciate if you can help us out with details on the plant (with minimum set up required). We have the open land available at around 12000 square feet for the project set up.Could you provide what are the machinery required, cost and equipment. Would you also be able provide me some customer feedback from those whom you have supplied the equipment and possibility to view plant in action. Many thanks.
  • doris said on May 17, 2012
    i am interested in knowing how much it will cost to set up a very small glass production plant in the republic of Cameroon
  • mahadeo said on May 22, 2012
    Dear sir, i would like to set up a small/medium scale glass making plant at kolhapur contact no 9421172920 could u pls inform & advice me for plant cost raw materials and how to go about it pls details provides me . Thank you
  • Manu said on May 27, 2012
    hello I would be grateful if you could provide me with some info about the glass bottle manufacturing business for various bottles. First, how much is the total cost of a small glass making plant and second if it is possible a rough estimate of how much one typical wine bottle(75cl) would cost me to procure. Thank you very much. I'm located in Athens, Greece
  • Ajay Singh said on June 23, 2012
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  • Tejvinder singh said on June 23, 2012
    Hi, I am starting glass industry pls tell the cost of new industry plant my no.999166440
  • S K ATRI said on June 27, 2012
    I want to start a glass bottling unit with 260 ton per day capacity and need a well experienced consultant company to guide us
  • shaikh Eshaq said on July 5, 2012
    Hi I am shaikh Eshaq from jalna maharashtra , I want established glass. Manufacturing ; small scale industries so give me feedback I.e.project report and detail information of plant machinery
  • wakeel ahmad said on July 7, 2012
    dear sir, i would like to set up a small scale glass making plant at fatehpur (u.p)could u plse advise me for plant cost and how to go about it plse details provide me.thanks
  • Praveen Kumar said on July 13, 2012
    Hi All, Any idea, How much investment is required to start a glass manufacturing unit in hyderbad. Thank You, Praveen
  • Amulya Ratna Panda said on August 5, 2012
    Pl.send the details of plant and M/C for production of glass beer bottle unit at Bhubaneswar Odisha with other details. Thanks.
  • Milind said on August 22, 2012
    i am from maharshtra, india. intend to start a manufacturing plant for glass bottle of various designs and sizes. need to know if you could give me a feed back on this regarding project costing, sourcing of machines, etc. rgd/milind
  • Sareen said on August 28, 2012
    I am planning to start manufacturing of small plastic bottles, mainly used for medicines in Patiala, Punjab. I want to know the investment cost, feasibility and how profitable it is.
  • santosh kar said on September 16, 2012
    mail to me the total project report for doing a small scale business.
  • Chad said on September 18, 2012
    Richland, Washington, USA. My name is Chad Vaughn and I would like to start producing wine bottles of the mass variety. we have nothing but sand and wine here. I know of the area I would like to start. What I need to know is the machinery and cost of said machines and also cost of set up. There is already a building in place with about 70000 sq ft. is this enough and also what would be the cost of operations? Thank you
  • somdeep said on September 20, 2012
    hey, i'm interested to start a small scale industry, i'm located in west bengal. help me to find out where i can find these industrial machinery unit to purchase in india.
  • vikram jadhav said on September 29, 2012
    I would like to start a glass bottle manufacturing unit exclusively for the liquor industry. My preferred location would be 100 kms radius from Pune. Interested consultants can e mail with details.
  • Manish Kumar said on October 1, 2012
    Hello, I am looking forward to start a glass bottle manufacturing unit for liquor and beer industry. So, i need to know about the kind of machines required, any other equipments if required, the required working area and also the total manufacturing cost.Plz give me a feed back on this.
  • sunil said on October 12, 2012
    i am located in kolkata. i want start plastic / glass bottle manufacturing plant. can you please guide me how much land area required and How much investment is required to start a glass manufacturing unit in west bengal. Thank You,
  • balram said on October 28, 2012
    I want to start plastic glass manufacturing plant can you guide me how much land required and how much investment is required to start in hyd
  • NAEEM said on October 31, 2012
    Hi, I want to start a glass manufacturing plant used these days in commercial buildings and offices, also glasses used in window and doors and for kitchen . what sort of machinery is required, what would be the financial aspect, supplier of machinery, materials required land area. and also tell me cost, machinery and land area for establishing crockery industry. thanks in advance.
  • Tsering Dorji. said on November 5, 2012
    Hey, I want to start plastic glass, glass and all type of stuff which can be create from glass manufacturing plant. How much investment should be needed in small scale industry? Which machinery can be affordable and reliable and where I can get those machines. Waiting for your reply soon. thank you.
  • Emmanuel A.A.Sellu said on November 8, 2012
    My name is Emmanuel. i live in freetown(sierra leone). i want to set up glass and plastic bottle company, but i want to know the cost of each when starting the business.
  • sk nabiruddin said on November 20, 2012
    My name is Nabir. I live in orissa, I want to set up refining of mixture machine for using wastage glass to melting to new glass manufacturing. so kindly send the machine quotation as soon as possible.
  • suresh said on November 22, 2012
    Need partners to start this business.
  • Inam said on November 25, 2012
    Sir. i am from nalanda. bihar i want to start plastic plate glass manufacturing business small scale industry. i can train for mfg and machine
  • Mike A A said on November 28, 2012
    There's an urgent need to speak with you on phone about an existing sheet glass plant in West Africa in need of refurbishment. Can you link us with reliable, experienced furnace builders in India? Please keep this contact number private: +2348032785588. Please call 7.00-14.00hrs gmt. Thanks
  • Vijay said on December 3, 2012
    I want to start a glass bottle manufacturing factory for Liquor business clients. What would be the cost of the machinery, where to procure them from? Can you please give some good leads?
  • vijay rode said on December 6, 2012
    sir i am from osmanabad state maharashtra india i want to start this business plz tell me about investment for small scale plant
  • RK Yadav said on December 13, 2012
    We are interested in setting up a plastic/Thermocol/paper Cup, Bowl, Plate manufacturing plant. Would appreciate if you can help us out with details on the plant (with minimum set up required). We have the open land available at around 1600 square feet for the project set up. Could you provide what are the machinery required, cost and equipment. Would you also be able to provide me some customer feedback from those whom you have supplied the equipment and possibility to view plant in action. Many thanks.
  • Harish kumar said on December 18, 2012
    I want to start a glass sheets(used in windows, buildings,etc) manufacturing, micro/small scale industry, in India, in Rajasthan, in Rajsamand. Please help me out with a low budget min. Machinery, Materials and Equipments (minimum machineries and equipments), to start with the manufacturing. Genuine response is awaited keenly! Please help me out! My budget is approx 7,00,000 INR(indian rupees). MY mail Id is:- harishkumar.111.hk@gmail.com. Thank you!!
  • anurag dargar said on December 26, 2012
    my self anurag dargar, i want to start waste glass collect and resale to big industry, so pls guide how to start this business and budget no problem my mail id dargaranu@yahoo.co.in
  • M.A. Alzain said on January 20, 2013
    Hi, I am planning to start a glass bottle factory. Can you please send me a preliminary floor plan on how the factory (with the production machines) would look like. Can you please send me a list of companies that setup such factories on turnkey bases. Please send reply to malzain2000@yahoo.com
  • Srinivas said on January 24, 2013
    Sir, We are Planning to Setup a Glass Manufacturing Unit Nearby Hyderabad with an initial Production Capacity of 80-100 Mt/day. We would like to produce 180ml Liquor Bottles with 3 or more Used IS Machines with an investment of around 50 Crores Please revert with more details regarding this. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Anu said on January 29, 2013
    Greetings !!! So much thanks for posting this article. Can you tell me how much area(land) is required to set up a glass or aluminum industry? Revert back G !! Thank You :-)
  • mr rohan shriram thombare said on February 1, 2013
    I want to start a plastic use an throw cups making which r useed for tea etc kindly let me know about its manufacturing machines costing an plant setup etc I am from Maharashtra dis ahmadnagar town kopargaon.
  • neeraj said on February 23, 2013
    i want to start a glass factory. Plz help how is its possible?
  • Clyde said on March 5, 2013
    In response to inquiry no.69 above, Neeraj, What kind of glass factory do you want to start? Anything is possible, but it all depends on the budget. Neeraj, please contact me on clyde@lambertgtservices.co.uk if you are serious.
  • tariq khan said on March 19, 2013
    i want to open sheet glass manufacturing unit can some one tel me the tares of furnace abd roller cost for 2mts width length sheet at for medium production rate.
  • zuber khan said on March 19, 2013
    I want to start glass manufacturing company . Plz tell me what will be over all machinery cost for small scale industry.
  • md adil qureshi said on March 26, 2013
    i want to start a glass manufacturing factory in ramanagaram district in karnataka state india please provide me the details. cell 09845738958
  • Leo P. Sworr said on April 19, 2013
    I am the CEO of Alisa Group of Companies, I have interest in building a glass factory in Liberia. Prior to the 1990s we had one in LIBERIA but due to the war that was fought it got destroy. What I want to tell you that we have all the natural resources here for the factory. Can you help me fine n investor that can finance this project? Thanks so much.
  • satyam said on April 20, 2013
    hi. i am satyam from bihar. i like to start a paper plate plant but i have no experience in business. please suggest. thanks.
  • Alexis Garced said on April 20, 2013
    hi, my name is Alexis Garced from San Juan, Puerto Rico, i am the general manager of the lamp recycling company, a few weeks ago we came up with the idea of using the recycled glass of the lamps to manufactured glass bottles, but i do not know what kind machinery is used and need the cost for the business plan, will appreciate if you can help me with that! thanks looking forward to hearing from you!(agarcedgogreen@gmail.com)
  • hrishab rathod said on April 27, 2013
    hi, i want to start glass bottle and window glass and glass required for vehicles industry so plz tell me that how much it would cost to setting up mill and how to find investors for it so that it would be easy for me to start construction and how to find buyers for it
  • Mr Yashraj Ail said on May 3, 2013
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  • Het said on May 29, 2013
    Hi I want to start glass bottling plant in Ahmadabad. I need information regarding raw material, cost of plant, what are the opportunities in market, which companies I can target to sale my product?
  • Dr. Sarfrajkhan H. said on June 2, 2013
    sir i am from ahmednagar state maharashtra india Actually i am interested in glass bottles manufacturing. I would like to know that how this industry can be set-up. Are there any consultant for this industry. Please provide me proper guide line to start industry and how to established business plz tell me about investment for small scale plant, Thanks.
  • Prasanta Pal said on June 18, 2013
    Dear Sir, I have a plan to Start a small Glass bottle plant (Bottle, Jar and pickle bottle) in Odisha. i want to know how much land required for that and how much cost to start the plant.
  • rahul dubey said on June 18, 2013
    sir i want to start a glass industry by recycling the glass bottles like beer and alcohol bottles. So plz send me details about it. My maximum estimate of initial cost of starting the business is 25,00,000. The area is 18000 sq ft. And the area is situated in jamshedpur (jharkhand).
  • Ashish Jindal said on July 29, 2013
    I want To start Glass Bottle manufacturing at Hapur, Uttar Pradesh-245101. i want to know how much investment i will need at starting. all investment i will arrange on my own. so plz help me and tell me how much investment i will need in starting. Ashish Jindal, 9968053765, 9319422399
  • Rama Rao.Ellineni said on August 17, 2013
    Sir, I want to start Glass manufacturing unit in Andhrapradesh in india. Kindly let us know manufacturing unit cost and also finical institutions or banks etc.. regards, Rama Rao.Ellineni 09866500685 08099928835
  • Raveendra said on August 24, 2013
    Am from andrapradesh. I will invest 5 laks. Plz suggest me to any plastic manufacturing plant
  • Lateefah Young said on August 31, 2013
    Hello, I'm located in Miami, Florida. I would like to brand and manufacture variety of polish bottles not only for my business but to others in the industry as well. I currently have a warehouse not sure if it works for that purpose. But I would like to know what machines are used to make the bottles and costs. Also I would like to know if there are any schools or training programs located in the US.
  • Yashpal Sharma said on September 7, 2013
    Dear Viewer, We have a small unit to produce the glass bottles and vials in Rajasthan, India. We can fulfill the customize glass bottle requirements. If you need any help then write me on gsipl2003@yahoo.co.in. If you require any quantity of our product then write.
  • avinash said on September 20, 2013
    Tell me how can I make the glass bottles making factory and what is the requirements and what is the investment thank you
  • BR Verma said on October 9, 2013
    I want to start a bottle manufacturing plant. The bottle variety will range from beer, liquor, juice, coke etc. Can you kindly give me some idea of requirement of land, finances, machinery, manpower, energy, water, raw material and its economics. Thanks and Regards BR Verma
  • Mukund Phapale said on October 20, 2013
    Dear sir. I want to set up new glass plant small capacity pls give me quotation .
  • srinivas said on November 21, 2013
    dear sir, i would like to start a mini glass bottle manufacturing factory to produce lab material and pharmaceutical materials. i would like to know the details of where i can buy the equipment from and where in india. i am located in bangalore, india
  • felix mpango said on November 21, 2013
    hello, let me know all cost of starting min plant of manufacture glass bottle and min sugar plant 50 ton per day. felix
  • anil said on November 30, 2013
    Sir. I want to start glass bottle manufacturing factory what is process for it. Tell me.
  • munish gupta said on December 17, 2013
    Dear sir. I want to set up new glass and plastic bottle plant pls give me quotations and other information regarding the project
  • Prakash Kumar said on December 31, 2013
    Sir, I want to set up a new glass and plastic bottle plant plz give me quotations and other information regarding the project. Thanks.
  • serena said on January 14, 2014
    Dear Mr or Miss, We are an international trade company in Beijing, China. I am focus on the packaging materials like glass and plastic. We have many cooperative factories and we always compare some companies to find the high quality, good appearance, cheapness products for our customers. Looking for your early reply.My e-mail is serena2014happy@gmail.com
  • Akpoarebe uzoezi said on January 21, 2014
    Dear sir i want to set up a new grass sheet plant in Nigeria plant, pls can you send me a business plan thank you
  • Akshay Kumar said on January 30, 2014
    Dear Sir/madam, i'm planning to start glass manufacturing factory. can you help me ???
  • sagar dhokane said on February 10, 2014
    i need total cost and equipment used for glass factory..... plz help me
  • raju said on February 22, 2014
    I am very much interested in opening plastic bottle factory. Inorder to do so i want to know how much does it cost to establish initially in low scale and the raw material used.

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