If you are thinking to start Biscuit Making Business then it is very profitable and home base business, in this article we put some analysis and business plan regarding the biscuit making unit.
An individual can start this business; even it is perfect for a student and a beginner who want to start a business.
Morning tea with biscuits is the most favorite snacks around the world, every age group people are loved to bite crispy biscuit which is available in every store at a reasonable price.
Biscuit is a very delicious food that comes in different types of size, shape, flavor, and variety.
#1 Potential Market for Biscuit Making Business
The biscuit making business has a huge potential market; biscuits are almost consumed in every home on a daily basis.
Every morning biscuit are must be in a plate to deep in tea or milk to take a bite of crispy delicious biscuits, therefore it is a household item that always present in the glossary list.
The demand for biscuits is always high in every class of people whether it is urban or ruler biscuits have got equal demand.
Biscuits market is all about planning and strategy for promoting and sell of biscuit, it is an industry that required innovative packaging, new flavors, some innovative and unique ideas and of course health conscious ingredient.
Many top brands capture the urban market but even then some local biscuits making manufacturer targeted on some niches like their products quality, taste and main important is a price on the basis of this quality local manufactured also creating their own identity.
Some biscuits manufacturers come with their unique recipes of biscuit that will become their identity in the biscuit making industry.
#2 Licenses Required for Biscuit manufacturing Business
# 1) Registration of Firm: You may start the small to medium scale Biscuit making business either a Proprietorship or Partnership Firm.
If you are starting this business as One Person Company, then you have to register your firm as a Proprietorship.
For Partnership operation, you have to register as a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or Pvt. Ltd. Company with Registrar of Companies (ROC).
# 2) tread license You need to take Tread License from your local authorities.
# 3) FSSAI license Biscuits are a food item; therefore you need to take FSSAI License.
# 4) GST Registration: It is mandatory to take GST Number for every business.
# 5) Trade Mark: Secure your brand name with tread market registration.
# 6) MSME/SSI Registration: In case if you wish to get a technology cooperation and subsidy from Govt, then you need to apply and register for that also under MSME online registration (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises)
# 7) Pollution Control Board: Register your business with local DIC office. While you are starting a commercial biscuit making company, it is advisable to take No Objection from the Pollution Control Board.
# 8) PFA Act Agreement with the PFA Act is necessary. Also apply for BIS specified quality standards vide IS 1011:1992
# 9) IEC code: if you are planning for Export of biscuits you need to apply for IEC code.
#3 Area Selection for Biscuit Making business (Location)
The area location for biscuit making unit is about 1000 sq ft, you can start your biscuits making business from your home also.
For home-based business you need to complete some paperwork, the government had mentioned some rules and regulation for the home-based business.
According to government rule, the kitchen where you have started a business you cannot be cooked other food and the pets are not allowed.
The home-based business can save you some capital.
If you are planning for a commercial kitchen, then make sure that the area you selected for commercial kitchen must have electricity supply and water supply with drainage.
Also, complete paperwork registration to the commercial land and take NOC from local government with the help of landowner.
#4 Raw material Required for Biscuit Manufacturing
The main raw material for biscuit making is wheat flour and other required raw material is sugar, salt, milk powder, ghee, yeast, essence, and edible colors.
The quality and taste of your food product depend on the raw material you use in the baking of food products.
So make sure that the raw material you are purchasing is of good quality and in reasonable price.
As we know the packaging is an important factor in biscuit industry consumers are attracted toward the designer packaging so you need some packaging material.
The manufacturing process of the biscuits is simple and conventional.
List of raw material required in biscuit making business.
- Edible Colors
- Flavors Etc
- Ghee Or Butter
- Milk Powder
- Wheat Flour
#5 Machinery Required for Biscuit Manufacturing Business
The biscuits making unit required machinery such as Laminators, Mixer, Oven, Flour Sifter, Spreader etc, with biscuit making the machine you need a packaging machine like Sealing and Wrapping Machine.
There are different types of machine are available in the market you need to choose an appropriate machine by considering the production output.
List of Machinery required for biscuit making
- Biscuit Baking Oven
- Cooling Conveyor
- Cooling Tunnel
- Dough Mixer
- Flour Sifter
- Oil Sprayer
- Packaging Machine
- Pressure Board
- Rotary Cutters
- Rotary Molder
- Sheet Cutting Unit
- Slab Slicer
#6 Manufacturing Process for Biscuit Making
STEP 1. Mixing
In an initial state of biscuit making, an ingredient like flour, fat, sugar etc, are mixed with the help of Dough Mixer.
Mixing time of the ingredient is around 10 to 15 minutes.
STEP 2. Moulding
Once the mixture is ready it is passed through Moulder to give a variety of shape and size.
The working speed of molder is depended on the variety of biscuit.
STEP 3. Baking
The moulded biscuits are put into the Oven at the required temperature for the baking purpose.
STEP 4. Cooling
After baking the biscuits are passed through the Cooling Conveyor.
In conveyor, the temperature is brought down to the room temperature which will help to sudden cooling of the baked biscuits.
And sudden cooling helps to maintain the texture of the biscuit.
STEP 5. Packaging
After cooling, the biscuits are ready to transport.
Biscuits are packed into the pouch or carton boxes with user-friendly information printed on it.
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#7 Where to sell Biscuits
Promotion is an important stage in every business.
As you are new in biscuit making business you need to promote your brand with some strategies, introduce your brand by a run campaign.
Create promoting material and distribute it through the local media support.
# 1) Local Market (Retail Market)
Sell in a coffee shop
Contact your local coffee shop, introduce your biscuit brand, and firstly give them free samples, so they can offer it to customers.
Once they like your biscuits they will buy it from you, you can give them some offer and make a business card to help further Promote Your Business.
Parties and ceremony
Introduce your new biscuit brand in party and ceremony by offering then free samples.
Take orders who want your biscuits in a special ceremony, also leave the promotional materials at the party that will help you to gain a client base.
Biscuits are typically a breakfast item, so go out and check where anybody wants your biscuits for meeting and for a treat for clients.
Create the promotional material of your business structure also the types of biscuits you are making, give them a contact number.
Delivery service is a daily selling point from which you can promote your biscuits brand.
Open an option of home delivery, so customer can place an order by sitting at home.
Make sure that the availability of the biscuits is sufficient for orders. It is advisable to take order in advance so you can manage the food and delivery at the time.
# 2) Wholesale Market For Biscuit (FMCG):
You can sale your product in your own city wholesale market. Whereas APMC Market, Mumbai ranks in the top largest wholesale markets in India.
# 3) Online Market
Make your own small online store from where you can sell your product or get a merge on the hosting site that helps you to promote and sell your product.
Register your business on B2B websites like
etc. where you can sell your product on bulk orders.
Register your business on B2C websites like
etc. where you can sell your product directly to the customer.
# 4) Export Market for Biscuits
India has a huge export market in foreign countries; you can export your biscuits to many of gulf counties.
Popular brands like
and many more are already exporting their product to foreign countries.
IEC code is required to export your Biscuits.
# 5) Create your own Brand and Uniqueness:
People are always looking for some new flavors to taste; you can use this phenomenon to capture a market.
With your unique recipe and flavor, you can create the identity in the market; by inventing some new flavors or variety in biscuit you can take biscuit industry on whole new level
Apart from these paid strategies, social media like Facebook, Instagram, etc is a huge platform to promote your business brand and you can get connected customers easily with some low capital investment in internet marketing.