There are types of businesses in which you do not need to produce products or sell them. One of these areas is the leasing of warehouse space.
The construction of a warehouse does not require complex projects for the organization of production, nor the creation of a network for the sale of goods.
In addition, as a rule, the structures of warehouses themselves are simple construction objects, the main requirement for which is a large area.
The construction of warehouses does not take much time, so the return on such an object begins very quickly, and allows you to return the investment in a fairly short time.
Naturally, to start construction, it is necessary to acquire ownership of a piece of land, and for this, you must first assess the demand for the future lease of the premises. In fact, there is always a demand for storage space. Many manufacturing enterprises and trade organizations lack their own storage facilities, or their technical condition or location leaves much to be desired.
Conveniently located, modern and well-equipped premises will always be in demand.
However, the type of products that will be stored in the warehouse must be determined in advance in order to ensure optimal storage conditions and ease of handling during loading and unloading. To determine the future equipment of the warehouse, it is necessary to identify the demand for warehouse space in advance, and it is even better to agree in advance with manufacturers or sellers on the conclusion of contracts for the lease of premises. Then you can equip the internal storage facilities in accordance with the wishes of customers. By the way, the warehouse can store not only finished products or goods, but also various raw materials, and production facilities can also be located.
The implementation of a business project for the construction of a warehouse can be divided into several stages:
Firstly, it is the selection of a plot of land for construction.
The site should not be located too far from future customers, there should be enough good quality roads leading to it, and it should also be possible to connect the infrastructure to communications. The area of the warehouse, as a rule, should be at least 2500-3000 square meters. Accordingly, the land plot, taking into account the organization of access roads and parking of vehicles, should be at least 4-6 thousand square meters. m. When preparing a business plan, it is necessary to take into account the cost of a land plot, since it is highly desirable to acquire such a land plot in order to create a reliable business.
The second stage in the implementation of the business idea of building a warehouse should be design.
At this stage, marketing research and preliminary negotiations with customers will help determine the configuration of the future warehouse, the number of premises and their equipment. It is often beneficial to build one large space and then subdivide it into multiple interior spaces, allowing space to be rented out to different customers, reducing risk and increasing space efficiency. The design of the warehouse itself will depend on the needs of customers.
Typically, warehouses are built either from cast-in-place concrete or from prefabricated metal structures.
A cast-in-situ concrete warehouse is built for less money, has high strength, and can be used for many years. On the other hand, a prefabricated structure allows building a warehouse in a shorter time and providing a higher ceiling height, which is important for many customers.
The third stage is, in fact, the construction of a warehouse, when it is necessary to master the main investments.
The fourth stage is the internal technical equipment of the warehouse at the request of the customer.
When designing premises, it is often necessary to provide for additional office space, which will house warehouse workers and various services. As for equipment, it is necessary to strive to use modern storage technologies that provide for maximum use of internal space and automation of work. Depending on the nature of the product, it is necessary to install either multi-level racks, or provide an opportunity for organizing loading and unloading operations and storage conditions for products.
Naturally, special attention must be paid to the organization of the movement of goods in order to ensure maximum efficiency of the warehouse.
This allows, in case of a potential customer’s refusal to use the warehouse, to quickly find another customer and ensure the efficient use of the leased space.
Investments in the construction of a warehouse with an area of 2,500-3,000 square meters can be estimated at between 10,000 and 25,000 dollars.
The profitability of such an enterprise is usually very high and amounts to 50-80%. Often, a good preparation of a business plan and fast project implementation can reduce the payback period to 1 year.
The attractiveness of creating a warehouse business is that it requires, basically, only the initial investment, and in the future, all operating expenses are covered by rental income.