You can pretend you do not know that power supply is yet to be stable in this part of the world and not everyone can boast of enjoying 8 hours power supply on a daily basis. Block production is one kind of business which will thrive in a country where power supply is irregular. The soft drink sellers are the ones who demand most for Iced Blocks as they need it to cool their drinks in order for them to make sales.
The high demand for ice blocks for cooling has created a booming business opportunity in cities, towns and villages across Nigeria. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, we often dehydrate under the hot weather and will need something chilled to refresh, usually water, juices or soft drinks. At home, the electricity supply problem is forcing households to use ice blocks to preserve their food and drinks.
With iced block business, you can make up to N150,000 or more profit a month, acquire properties and achieve other things that matters to life, this means it is a profitable venture.
There is a rising trend of outdoor events like weddings, religious gathering, birthday parties, clubs, relaxation spots, beach party, and other social gatherings. Our point here is that people gather at social gathering and they are more likely to consumed to consume liquid i.e water, soft drinks and alcohol are best enjoyed when served chilled. This is the reason why these events and relaxation spots are huge source of demand for the ice block business, with the high population in Africa, demand for iced block will continue to rise.
Equipment needed for a start
- Ice block is more convenient to produce from home, meaning that you need a location.
- Ice block making machine
- Deep freezers and ice block making machines.
- Generator that can conveniently power your machine or deep freezers.
- A good water source.
- Nylon for moulding ice block
- Aluminum made containers for moulding ice block.
There are different types of ice block machines, there are locally fabricated machines and imported machines of various capacities, they are differentiated by the number of moulds they can produce, it could be 40 moulds, 60, 100, 120, 200, and it could be as high as 1000 moulds.