Starting a Fabrication Business

If you want to start a fabrication business, you will need to have adequate knowledge and skills in order to excel in this industry. You have to start out early and if possible, you have to take up a relevant college degree.

Get the required certifications, EIN, business license, and find a great location.

Have you chosen the ideal business opportunity? If you’re interested in metals, you can start your own fabrication business. Before anything else, you should know what this type of business is all about. Today, you can find lots of fabrication businesses and since you’re just starting out, it is vital that you possess adequate knowledge and skills in order to succeed in the industry. You need a site for the factory where you will carry out your projects to develop things like handrails, frames, metal equipment, and many others. In order to finish major construction projects, a fabrication business is a must.

How to Start Your Own Fabrication Business?

You have to ensure that your fabrication business is able to finish various projects fast and efficiently. You should know how to deal with different kinds of people since you will be working closely with engineers, architects, and other professionals. Building metal pieces is no joke and it entails a huge investment. Aside from the raw materials, you will also need to purchase essential machines, saws, and other equipment. Oftentimes, a fabrication business also offers sandblasting but you can focus on other specialties. To ensure success, you will need to prepare a business plan.

Without a fabrication business, machines and buildings will not exist. Fabricating metal is quite easy to understand. You have to determine the requirements for setting up this type of business. You can inquire from the city or county office about the licensing details. Special permits might be required but this will depend on the state or country where you live. The zoning laws usually cover factories and fabrication industries, so it pays to do some research. Capital is often a problem but with a solid plan, you will not find it hard to obtain funding. With such a huge responsibility and investment, you can settle with incorporation. A corporation will have access to a larger amount of capital.

Having the right skills is vital, as well as quality tools. It is expected that the industry will continue to have high demands for fabricated metal. Skyscrapers and specially designed structures require different forms or style of metals. Specialize in the industry today and get the needed certification. It’s best if you are able to finish a relevant college degree or course. With knowledge and skills, you can go a long way. Find an ideal location for the fabrication factory and hire skilled personnel. Secure EIN for tax purposes and purchase appropriate business insurance. Decide on the pricing of your services and products in advance.

85 Comments

  • Rathan Kumar said on March 28, 2012
    I am a roofing contractor and trader for roofing sheets and accessories. I have plans of setting up a small scale factory for the manufacture of roof ridges and purlin either motorized or manually operatable. I have identified and contacted the various companies for the machinery's required for the same. Please advice me how to move forward with my business plan.
  • satyasish said on August 18, 2012
    hi i am satya . i want to start a fabrication and iron furniture business in Bhubaneswar, odisha,India. i want to know the full list required tools (with specification and no.of requirement) to start this . i hope u will mail me back soon. Thanks satya. satyasish.mohanty@gmail.com
  • emmanuel effiong said on September 18, 2012
    i am a stainless steel handrail contractor, i trade in stainless steel hand rail and accessories. i have plans of setting up a small scale factory to fabricate stainless steel handrail here in Nigeria. kindly help with all the required tools for a factory as such. thank you very much. my email again is pattanz.designz@yahoo.com
  • DHARMENDRA N DADHANIYA said on September 28, 2012
    i want to start orthopedic medical instruments manufacturing...
  • suneesh said on January 20, 2013
    i use to work in heavy industries like pharmacetucials n all. I use to work as a site incharge in plant. But suddenly i had thought to start ma own business in industries. I use to work for fabrication n max to max i have gained ma knowledge n all. But its field so i required a main backup of capital issue. As in this generation its like complication in each field. As i have knowledge of work n i have ma own wing to process n produce n work. But lack of capital issue i step a step back ward in ma process. But to ma knowledge i have the work but main issue ma capital issue. So its ma humble request that if i can get any support so that we can be a good partner. So please mail me .
  • Raj Patel said on February 17, 2013
    Hi I am Mechanical Engineer. I want to start a small fabrication Business in ahmedabad. just like to making a gears and others small parts of machines. Please suggest me.
  • Fred van vuuren said on February 20, 2013
    cameroon prefabricated steel frame factory. Hi i am an interior designer with 12 years experience in China. I would like to start a factory manufacturing light steel prefabricated buildings. Can you please tell me how to go about it what be needed and how I should go about it. and what be needed. spangmacandra@gmail.com, Regards, Fred
  • K.rajeshkhanna said on March 30, 2013
    I am running punching in trichy based on bhel and cvl . How to get more order . How to develop my business .
  • Zaahid said on May 6, 2013
    i am starting my own fabrication company through a stainless steel incubation center in Middelburg South Africa where they assist me in starting up my business, for now they gave me a small workshop where i pay minimal rent and they allow me to use there machinery at half price so for now i dont really need to buy any machinery. they also gave me a tool box containing useful metal fabrication tools. basically everything is there the only thing i'm having difficulty with now is getting customers, putting myself out there and getting my company known. please advise
  • saurabh said on May 6, 2013
    I want to start stainless steel furniture business but i want to know more knowledge about this business. i need machine, product etc all detail please help me..
  • Binda R Prasad said on May 8, 2013
    I am Mechanical Engineer Having 17 yrs working exp. with various companies, now I want to start my own fabrication (grill, gate, railings, shutter etc of ss/ms )shop in my own house near Nagpur(Maharashtra), with low investment (Rs50000), it is my request to all please suggest me better idea for this business.
  • victor said on June 12, 2013
    hi, I am a mechanical engineering student and I want to start my own fabrication(windows, iron gates, fencing) in Kenya. could you please advice me on the basic machinery that I would need and give me a rough estimate of the start up capital needed
  • Ratnakar Howale said on June 26, 2013
    I want to start my small scale business in fabrication in Pune.My contact no is 7387420555.
  • dzul fahmey said on July 6, 2013
    Hi' I'm dzul and I would like to start to do a business for fabrication steel with my partner whom is well experience in this field but we don't know how to start beginning from paperwork and the good things is our government agencies is ready to make cooperation with us interm of funding the money and land. Basically our businesses are more on joint venture. How do can I start from writings a paper works?
  • Ebike I. said on July 16, 2013
    I have had plans to start a fabrication workshop to provide services for the real estate industry. I need information on the necessary equipments and costs for setting up. Location is in Nigeria. An MOC just requested I submit a detail of the requirements for startup. Thanks
  • Nirav oza said on August 11, 2013
    Dear sir, I want to start fabrication business. i am very interested in it. but i dont know how it is start?. pls send me suggestion for it. Nirav oza M: 9879590034 Gujarat, India
  • syed zainul abedeen said on August 24, 2013
    i am mechanical engineer (dme), i have experience in tractor part manufacturing company (fabrication line), i live in nagpur(maharashtra), [india]. i want to start business at low capital, plz. guide to me
  • Bharatbhai Prajapati said on September 6, 2013
    I want to start my small scale business in fabrication in ahmedabad. My contact no is 9879097204
  • borade Dnyaneshwar vishnu said on October 6, 2013
    Dear sir, I want to start fabrication business. i am interested in it. but i dont know how it is start?. pls send me suggestion for it.Mr. Borade D V 9226238814 maharashtra At. Bharvir Khurd Post Dhamangaon Tal Igatpuri
  • Bhavesh Panchal said on October 29, 2013
    Mehsana, Gujarat, india. dear sir i want small fabrication production work then please give me a guideline for work and how many company to give this taipe work give me a list of this company
  • SANTHASEELAN BHIMARAJAN said on November 7, 2013
    I already have fabrication unit in Tamilnadu in Trichirappalli with full equipped unit with shearing machine 4mm X 2500 mm and all M/C welding ,drilling machines with 31 years experienced tool engineering graduate proprietor needs work for our industry. We already having experience Transmission tower form boxes, jacks, all other tools needed for L&T, Spic-smo, Bajaj electrical. For further details call us +91 94886 33243, mail us santhaseelanbhima@gmail.com
  • sujay jaysing patil said on November 15, 2013
    I am starting my business in kolhapur, maharashtra kolhapur
  • Rajiv Awate said on December 4, 2013
    Dear Sir, I am DME holder&i already have CNC Shop but i want to start a fabrication unit with low investment plz suggest. Kolhapur,Maharashtra,Moile No.9673793535
  • Okoro Princewill said on December 21, 2013
    Dear sir, am a metallurgical Engineering graduate and i intend to set up a mini fabrication outfit. My problems is that i have zero practical experience in metal fabrication therefore i need to learn. Especially stainless steel fabrication. I need your help in that. Thank you.
  • Tim said on January 8, 2014
    I am near taber Alberta and I would like to do custom metal works anything is possible I have a brake and shear
  • Darshit shah said on January 10, 2014
    Hello sir, I want to start fabrication business in ahmedabad, my father already has small workshop at my village but now I want to shift in ahmedabad. I am production engineer. and my father has 25 years experience. but he don't have degree. so plz help me.
  • maddy said on January 10, 2014
    hi i am 22 yr old guy. i run a steel fabrication company i would like to know people who can work for me for bringing in contracts and tenders for my company. the person will be paid his commission according to the project. plz contact me on irockdonti@gmail.com ....
  • Baliram Bansode said on January 13, 2014
    Sir, I want to start fabrication business of pipe & rod cutting, small bracket , small die punch parts etc. pl guide how to start ,what capital required ,which type of machinery required .Possible loan sources & legal procedure. I am DME & live in Pune , Maharashtra .India.
  • Chinyere Blessing said on January 29, 2014
    Our company intend to set up a dredge fabrication workshop and a technical training unit. The location is Nigeria. Kindly assist with a business plan which we would submit to the financier.
  • ramesh said on February 28, 2014
    hi, i want to start fabrication business in Ahmadabad. so how to start & which type product making to easy available market. please help me
  • Nazarali said on February 28, 2014
    Hi, I want to start fabrication industry in tamilnadu. Please give me an full details to start an industry. I am a Engineering Degree holder and having knowledge in fabrication industries. Thank You, With Regards, Nazarali
  • Subhod Sing said on March 19, 2014
    Hi, I want to start Fabrication Business so please guide me.
  • Davinder singh said on March 25, 2014
    hi, i am Mechanical Engineer, I want to start fabrication business(pipe, realing, labour supply, structure. i am very interested in it. but i dont know how it is start?. pls send me suggestion for it.
  • r k murthy said on April 21, 2014
    Dear sir, I am having 15 years experience used to take up job work from a company in Bangalore, fabrication of antennas (different types) supplied to the military , now I wanted to start my one unit plz help me. Thanks, Regards, R k Murthy, 09731441108
  • swapnil prabhu said on June 30, 2014
    i am in fabrication business from last 10 year i am in contact with big company but now i want to go for government contracts and want to open small company can u help me what are the requirement for opening small company or industries
  • prashant said on July 7, 2014
    I will start my fabrication business but I don't know what machine are require please help me
  • prashant said on July 7, 2014
    Sir how to catch customer for my fabrication business?
  • vishal said on July 10, 2014
    My dad already have a fabrication house. I'm thinking about joining it soon but I have no idea about it how can I expand this business and how can I get more business and clients... please help me for the same on my mail id
  • sathish kumar said on August 7, 2014
    My dad already have a fabrication house(making all metal sheet box, eg: emergency lamp, inverter, railway lamps, junction box) in chennai. I am thinking about joining it soon but i have no idea about it how can I expand this business and how can I get more business and clients.. please sir help me for the same on my mail id.
  • senthil kumar said on August 10, 2014
    i have started new fabrication industry- one acre land (SIDCO)peramabalur, Tamilnadu-big shed, office, 70HP power, all machine like welding-SMAW, MIG, SAW, Tig, cutting machine, hydra & etc is available. my total set up is in ideal position. looking for a fabrication job- skumar_nt@yahoo.com
  • hardik said on August 22, 2014
    i want to start fabrication business. i want to need need project. i have a wide range of knowledge in pressure vessel, heat exchanger, turbine, piping, boiler.
  • R.ASHOK said on August 27, 2014
    I have already working to fabrication work. all types of s.s, m.s, aluminium fabrication works, s.s m.s architectural steps handrails, balcony, grills. i want to need a project and i get more business and clients. please help me sir. thank yo sir. contact no:9994253423
  • veeresh said on September 14, 2014
    Dear sir, my self working as an mechanical engineer in chemical plant. whereas I am not satisfied with this routine work, so far I am interested in my own new fabrication work. Please give me to start new plan of project in fabrication where I can work hard to approach my dream.
  • Ravishankar said on December 2, 2014
    i am commerce graduate, i m planning to start a fabrication business in Bangalore, i want to need information about machinery required for setup the business, and its cost, and what the registration should i take for this business. kindly help me in this regards my phone no is 919844513241
  • M.Jayarajan said on January 6, 2015
    My fabrication unit is in rajarajeshwari nagar Mysore road Bangalore I want business investing partner very good business scope
  • mohd muzaffar said on January 9, 2015
    Remote rolling shutter , poly corporate rolling shutter, roofing sheds, gates, grills, fabrication works
  • mohd muzaffar said on January 9, 2015
    My shop hyderabad any work call us 9550029649
  • Sidney said on January 15, 2015
    Hello, I am an sheet metal installer, roof consultant, and also do designing in the metal roofing trade industry. I am currently studying in business. How can I start on my own while going to school at the same time? please email me back with feedback and I will greatly appreciate it. stoledo582@outlook.com or stoledo582@gmail.com
  • simon mutiibwa said on February 14, 2015
    Engineering consultation for free. am a plant PRODUCTION/MAINTENANCE ENGINEER. SIMON
  • Rohit said on March 1, 2015
    Sir I am mechanical engineer. I have One year experience in fabrication in L&T sub contract. now I can't find new job so I want to start gate grill and window grill fabrication shop.so can u suggest any idea related to this. my email id is rmvaghasia@gmail.com
  • Ashwani kumar said on March 6, 2015
    Sir, I want to start steel fabrication business, please suggest for input, location and customer base
  • loganathan said on April 10, 2015
    sir i want to start a new fabrication business.. but i don't have any idea to do this business .so pls give some suggestion
  • ram said on April 30, 2015
    Hi sir i am ram, doing stainless steel handrail fabrication contractor in Madurai . i have plans of setting up a small scale factory for fabrication kindly help me with all the required tools for a factory . thank you very much.
  • somshekar said on May 9, 2015
    Hi sir, my father have fabrication business located in bangalore. I joined with my father to improve our business. but we are lacking in order for our business so please us in getting order for our business. Thank you.
  • Innocent said on May 23, 2015
    I'm thinking of starting a fabrication factory in lagos nigeria . but I don't know how to go about it .. I'm a metallurgical and material engineering undergraduate.
  • dnyanesh shinde said on June 6, 2015
    i am mechanical engineer i want start small fabrication industry suggest me any type of product which will be produce in small fabrication industry & the requirement of that product in market is well so please suggest me the product asd possible as very early. I am searching for product from long time.
  • Dinesh Chaudhary said on July 24, 2015
    Hi, i am Mechanical Engineer. furthers, i am AWS and ASNT NDT Level -2 certified. I want to started small engineering Fabrication and workshop business. pls, give me necessary guidance to me for initially...i live in Gandhidham(Kutchh) Gujarat , india. My cell no. +91-9099189374
  • SHINE said on July 24, 2015
    Sir my idea start in fabricator business but I don't know how to go about it .. I'm working in lamprell shiping co (dubai) in fabricator. i come in chennai start a business fabricator so how amount enough start a business
  • Prasad said on July 28, 2015
    i want to start fabrication business in my area. send idea or products i can do n go for it.
  • Lakshminarayanan said on August 25, 2015
    Sir i am experienced in steel fabrication work, I want to start a fabrication unit at trichy BHEL area give me your guidance and project details. Thanking you
  • JRod said on October 18, 2015
    I am investing in building a fabrication shop for makers and Inventors in my area. I do not know much about fabrication business please share your wisdom.
  • Ajit said on October 24, 2015
    Hi, Any one from Pune ,Maharashtra to start business in wrought iron ornaments manufacturing with mass production , as a joint venture pls mail me😊 rabfabart@gmail.com
  • pankaj said on February 23, 2016
    Hi I want to start fabrication business in Nashik kindly suggest me no of equipment for fabrication business. I wanted to start fabrication business on low scale first so advice are welcome.
  • Hitesh said on April 5, 2016
    Hello I Want to start fabrication business in arvi I request you to suggest me for machines require for the industrial fabrication business.
  • Alia said on April 7, 2016
    Hi sir, i am from malaysia. I am planning to build up my own company infabication. My background field is manufacturing in tool and die design. Having experience in molding ,designing and plastic production also in fabricate steel using cnc mill lathe an ect.could you suggest me how i am going to find my customer. And giving some ideas for me to sit a course for make my experience more tough on it before set up own company.please do email me sir.tg_alia22@yahoo.com
  • Rahul Godhankar said on May 1, 2016
    Hi My Self rahul from Realtime infratel Pvt.ltd Nagpur Maharashtra, as I vendor for Various IP for telecom domain, as I want to established Pole Mount Fabrication Industry, would you please Provide Guideline.
  • Ramesh Khade said on May 2, 2016
    Hi I am Ramesh from Pune, I have 15 yrs experience in Sheet metal & production Industry and I want to do Business of Sheet metal fabrication at my Native place Kolhapur.what will be the Investment and how to Go ahaed minimum Investment is How much..
  • KATUTA said on May 21, 2016
    I am a qualified boilermaker with a craft certificate in metal fabrication, i want to start up a fabrication company and also advance my fabrication professional. Plz advise. Lusaka, Zambia. aaronchimzz@gmail.com
  • Nikunj Patel said on May 30, 2016
    I want to start fabrication shop , so please guide me for that and how i can joborder for fabrication. My contact number is 9428280883
  • etiuzale jamesmaria said on June 19, 2016
    hi my name is jamesmaria and I plan on starting a fabrication business fabricating food processing equipment you need some advice I am a mechanical engineer located in port hacourt Nigeria
  • Vikas shinde said on August 26, 2016
    I started fabrication business in Ahmednagar specially in cheap conveyor and material handling trolleys and stainless steel product kindly suggest me contact of company for marketing purposes
  • Bishnu Prasad said on October 11, 2016
    I want to start a fabrication unit at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Plz suggest me
    1- Machinery requirements(minimum)
    2- Regulatory requirements
    3- Subsidy & norms by government
    4- Scope of growth
    Regards,
  • sachin said on October 15, 2016
    I want to start a fabrication unit at karad dist-satara Maharashtra. Plz suggest me, 1- Machinery requirements(minimum) 2- Regulatory requirements 3- Subsidy & norms by government 4- Scope of growth Regards, Sachin
  • jay makwana said on November 2, 2016
    Hi everyone my self khodiyar. end works I have my own company but I don't have work in my company i have cutting machine, bending machine, 8 welding machine and 2 Co2 machine is there any to help for work
  • Keshab Dey said on November 18, 2016
    sir i have own factory for light fabricated item and want to job work for the same
  • Monday beginner adviser said on December 7, 2016
    I need a partner to setup a welding & steel fabrication business. I have approximately 8 yrs fabrication experience. I have carried out different steel structural fabrication work, pipe fitting,steel rolling gate, Tank tower,warehouse erection, shade, portalcabin, billboard, water platform, alignment & welding of overhead crane rails, installation of overhead cranes, assembly & piping of 15MW Gas Turbine, roughing mill installation, AGO tank fabrication, sand barge fabrication, pontoon fabrication, etc...
    I have equipment as. Follow:
    1. 2 sets of oxy-acetylene gas
    2. 2 shindaiwa welder generator
    3. 3 angle grinder.
    4. 1 14"cut-off machine.
    5. 2 single phase powerflex welding machine portable.
    6. 2 daidem transformer welding machine.
    7. 3 tons block chain for erection work.
    8. 2 3-phase pillar drilling machine.
    9. 1 portable single drilling machine.
    10. 1 25mm concrete drilling machine.
    11. Box of tools.
    12 MPV utility van.
    I have on my list contract welders in-case.
    Interested feel free to. Call the number or WhatsApp me: +2347031621035

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  • Rishav said on December 7, 2016
    I am planning to startup my own welding and steel fabrication business. Please help me with how to go about it +919556255292
  • Monday beginner adviser said on December 8, 2016
    @Rishav, firstly, where are you located?? Secondly, do you have any prior idea on welding & Fabrication business??. Thirdly, do you have some minimum required equipment to start up???. Or cash money to procure the equipment?? If you can answer all these question, then we can start listing how you can start.

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  • Amit said on January 21, 2017
    how to get more order of ms grills and railing in Mumbai.
  • ANBARASU T said on February 26, 2017
    I want to start new fabrication business in small scale at chennai. what I have to start new fabrication industries for Indian railway jobs(ICF)?. Please, explain for me What will need to start
  • JS ENGINEERS, said on April 15, 2017
    hi.. how r you, i am small business development for manufacturing fabrication, so pls as soon as possible. Abbas Sheikh, Js Engineers,
  • RadhaRaman Tapriya said on May 27, 2017
    I am RadhaRaman Tapriya from Rajasthan but starting in FABRICATION work but you please suggest me my earth moving equipment parts manufacturer. related, so please suggest for starters process. thanks, RadhaRaman Tapriya 9024875400
  • Patil dinesh dnyandev said on February 9, 2018
    Dear sir I am dinesh patil completed BE mechanical with 6month design software course. I am starting fabrication business please give me idea. Mobile no 8007892426
  • NILESH said on April 13, 2018
    HELLO, THIS IS NILESH, M 9106194035, I AM CURRENTLY WORKING PROFESSIONAL IN SANAD, GUJARAT. I WANT TO START STEEL FABRICATION JOB WORK(WITH MATERIAL & WITH OUT MATERIAL) COMPANY, I HAVE TOTAL OF 8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY-CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT COMPANY. I AM ALSO READY FOR JOINT VENTURE FOR DOING BUSINESS. I CAN GET ORDERS AS I KNOW LOTS OF CUSTOMERS. IF ANY ONE HAS INTEREST IN DOING BUSINESS WITH ME PLEASE CONTACT ON MOBILE NO.
  • CHETAN B said on March 10, 2019
    CHETAN HERE, ADVICE ON HOW TO COMMENCE BUSINESS FOR SMALL SCAL EFABRICATION SHOP LIKE GRILLS, GATES & SUCH OTHER STUFF. I HAVE THE EQUIPMENT/KNOWLEDGE, BUT ADVICE ON MARKETING AND TIPS TO GET ORDERS.

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