Potato Chips Making | Small Business Project

Potato chips making business can be initiated as small scale with moderate capital investment. Potato is widely consumed as food all over the world. Potato is basically used as snacks item. They are produced by rapid dehydration of potato slices by direct contact with hot oil. Its crispiness and special palatability makes it the favourite of people of all age groups.

Different varieties of potatoes are usually used for chips. The market acceptance of potato chips it is necessary to make variety of chips by adding different types spices and flavor or by adding some nutritional coating on the chips, it may be sweetened, salty, pungent or any other developed acceptable variety. There is good scope for new start up entrepreneur for this small business project of providing quality product with economic price.

The main consumers of potato chips and wafers are families especially in urban and semi-urban areas. Besides, hotels, restaurants, canteens, army establishments require potato chips in significant quantities.

In urban areas, the per capita consumption of potato chips or wafers may be conservatively taken ½ Kg. per annum. The annual demand in a town having a population of 2 lakh is estimated at 100000 Kg per year. A tiny unit could be set up with a capacity of 10000 to 15000 kg. In a town with a population of 2 lakhs, if there are two units, they would be catering to only 25 to 30% of the demand. Hence, there are good prospects for potato chips units especially near the potato growing areas.

Potato Chips Making Process

The main process steps in the production of potato chips are –
1. Visual inspection and sorting of potatoes

2. Washing

3. Peeling and trimming

4. Slicing and cutting;

5. Washing, sorting and dewatering

6. Frying

7. Cooling, salting and packing.

Machinery For Potato Chips Making

  • Potato peeling machine cap.
  • Slicing machine with arrangement to adjust thickness of slice complete with motor etc.
  • Blancher
  • Spin dryer to extract excess moisture
  • Deep fat fryer
  • Electric polythene bag sealing machine.
  • Weighing machine.

Potato Chips Making Project Synopsis

Plant Capacity: 2000 kgs per dayPlant & machinery: Rupees 137 Lakhs
Working Capital: Rupees 91 LakhsTotal capital investment: Rupees 271 Lakhs
Return: 39.21%Break even: 40.17%
  •  The actual cost of project may deviate on change of any of the assumptions.
  • We can modify the project capacity and project cost as per your requirement.