Business plan for the production of metal tiles

Low-rise construction in Russia is developing at an accelerated pace. And according to the most optimistic forecasts, by 2021-2030 up to 40% of new housing will be low-rise and individual construction. Accordingly, the volume of the market is simply huge, and if you enter it in time, you can get a good piece of the pie. Moreover, it is not at all necessary to build for this.

Look at the rooftops of many low-rise and private houses. They are covered with metal tiles. And the further, the more popular this material becomes. Now they not only cover the roofs of most low-rise new buildings and private houses, but also replace the old roofing with metal tiles. And now we will tell you about how to build a business for the production of this roofing material.

What is metal roofing

The metal tile came to us from practical Scandinavia. In fact, this is a product that combines all the best properties of such roofing materials as classic tiles and corrugated board.

Metal tile is a tin roofing made of galvanized steel, covered with a colored polymer protective layer. At the same time, the external shape of such a coating repeats the shape of a classic ceramic tile. True, a square meter of metal tile weighs about 10 times lighter than usual, costs several times cheaper and lasts almost forever.

Today the following types of metal tiles are the most popular on the market:

  • Cascade
  • Monterrey
  • Joker, Banga, Andalusia.

All of them are produced according to the same technology of their identical raw materials. Metal tiles differ only in shape, and each type is produced on a separate line. At the same time, the equipment for the production of metal tiles "Kaskad" is also intended for the production of corrugated board.

Metal roofing production

For the production of metal tiles, a special production line is required.

For greater efficiency and higher quality products, it must be automated and work, almost without human intervention. And it works if you represent the technological process in a simplified form, as follows:

  • The metal from the coil is unwound and fed to the cold rolling mill.
  • Passing through the forming rolls, the metal bends and acquires the required geometric shape.
  • Stamping of the steps is carried out at the time of sheet profiling, the stamping device is installed immediately after the rolling mill.
  • After stamping, guillotine shears cut sheets of finished metal tiles of the required size, and the products are sent to the warehouse.

This is how the lines for the production of metal tiles and corrugated board of the Lipetsk Plant of Roll Forming Equipment operate. Only one operator is enough to work on such a line. By the way, the production line for the production of metal tiles pays off quite quickly - in a maximum of two construction seasons!

Metal tile is a roofing material made on a metal basis. A protective and decorative polymer coating is applied on top of it. In general, metal tiles are large sheets with a pattern that imitates evenly laid tiles.

The use of such a roofing material makes it possible to save on labor costs, because large sheets are much faster and easier to install than small individual elements. In addition, the metal tile is of high quality, since when it is laid, fewer joints are obtained, and a relatively low weight, for example, clay tiles weigh six times more.

Characteristics of the roofing material

A business plan for the production of metal tiles should be drawn up after you decide which direction to choose. There are two options - to make the material directly or to lay it (or do both). Sheets are made from aluminum or galvanized steel. The choice of these metals is due to their resistance to atmospheric precipitation.

To make the coating look attractive and even more durable, several layers of colored plastic with a thickness of 27-50 microns are applied to the sheet on both sides. The length of the sheets, depending on the needs of customers, ranges from forty centimeters to eight meters. Width - about a meter, thickness - half a meter. The service life of the material is up to fifty years.


Let's briefly talk about how the process of laying metal tiles takes place. First, the individual sheets are mounted on the waterproofing coating. Then they are fixed on the crate using special self-tapping screws that are resistant to corrosion. In this case, it is not necessary to pre-drill holes in the coating itself. The sheets are overlapped. In addition, you can attach them over an old timber roof.

Types of metal tiles

Manufacturers distinguish three main classes of material, the difference being the thickness of the metal. As a result, the sheet can have a thickness of 0.37-0.75 millimeters. Many European companies, for example, Swedish ones, use thin metal (up to 0.4 millimeters). Such sheets weigh less, but they are rather difficult to mount, so most Russian manufacturers use thicker material.

However, there are some nuances here. For example, steel with a thickness of more than 0.55 millimeters is difficult to form; a specialized technological line is required to work with such metal. For the production of metal tiles, it is best to use sheets with a thickness of 0.5 millimeters.

They have the necessary safety margin, are easy to mold and fit well with each other. When choosing raw materials (metal), preference should be given to domestic producers, and not to Chinese ones: their material cost is higher, but the quality is also much better.

Metal tile production technology

The process consists of several stages. First, a roll of sheet metal is placed on the unwinder. Then the sheet (already unfolded) is fed to a rolling machine for the production of metal tiles, where it is subjected to longitudinal rolling and transverse stamping.

The fact that roofing material is in demand is a well-known fact, because no construction can do without it. After private low-rise houses (one or two floors) came into fashion, the demand for roofing material became higher, while the demands of buyers increased. This is why the production of metal roof tiles has become a profitable business. When building a residential building, this material perfectly satisfies all needs - strong, durable, easy to install, inexpensive and beautiful.

Business Investments

Investment in the business is not so great. First, you need to complete all the documents. Having registered yourself as an entrepreneur, it is worth finding premises. You can rent it, or you can build it yourself or buy it. The area will be enough 150 squares. In different regions, the price for a room will be different, so in the middle lane and in the south it will cost a little more than in the north. All authorities must issue work permits. The entire package of documents can cost 50-60 thousand rubles.

The biggest cost item in the business plan will be equipment for the production of metal tiles. In total, it will take about 4-5 million rubles. The figure is large, but it pays off rather quickly, because the demand for finished products is quite large. Equipment can be purchased from both domestic and foreign manufacturers. The former are cheaper, easier to maintain, install and operate. The latter are more expensive, but usually longer in terms of service life. Before purchasing all the elements, you should carefully study the sale offers.

In addition to all of the above, you will also need raw materials. You can buy it in bulk from manufacturing plants in Russia. It is impractical to place an order abroad - the quality of raw materials does not differ, and the price of foreign material will be an order of magnitude higher.

So, attachments include:

  • documents,
  • premises ,
  • equipment ,
  • raw materials,
  • advertising ...

Your plant advertisement should be bright and eye-catching. Otherwise, competitors will simply squeeze you. It is advisable to create your own site, which will provide all information about your company, services, prices.

By equipment: the line for the production of metal tiles can be different. For the most part, only one type of tile can be produced on one line. For your business to thrive, you need to install multiple lines. There is no universal one. On the other hand, if you are not ready to make too large investments at the initial stage, one line will be enough, while the range can be expanded due to the color scheme. It is she who most often interests the buyer more than even quality. Everyone wants to get a unique and original roofing material (by color), which will be combined with the general appearance of the building.

In addition to the color and type of tiles, the texture also matters. To make it perfect, you need to purchase only that machine for the production of tiles, which works accurately and debugged. For the most part, the entire operation of your enterprise will depend on such a machine. It can take about two weeks to run it in.

Revenue, Profit, Profitability

Despite the competition, your business can find its customers, which means it can be profitable all the time. It is worth considering in advance that in the winter there will be negligible orders. So that the enterprise does not stand idle, you can study the wishes of buyers, producing in winter the type of tile that will be relevant in spring. Due to the great demand for the finished product, the production of metal tiles is very profitable and profitable. On average, you can get about 15 million rubles of net profit per month (excluding all monthly expenses). To make these numbers real in your production, you need to find stable suppliers of raw materials, buyers of finished raw materials. Ideally - to sell the product directly from production to private buyers. This is a small but stable percentage of profit.

Today this material belongs to the leaders of the construction market. Therefore, the business associated with the production of metal tiles has every chance of becoming profitable and successful.

What do you need to know to start this business?

Features of metal tiles

A wide range of products consists of a varied color palette of material, as well as its sheet thickness. Usually the thickness is from three and a half to six millimeters. According to the client's request, the length of the sheet can be adjusted.

The profile can also be different. The most common profile today is Monterrey.

Selecting a production facility

It should be large enough to set up a production line. In addition, there should be free space for storing finished products. It is necessary to ensure the presence of an electric voltage of at least 380 V.

In addition, you need to make sure that there are access roads to it. They are necessary for the delivery of materials and the export of finished products. It is desirable that the room has a monorail or a crane-beam for loading metal.

The workshop must be heated. The lowest possible temperature in production is +4 degrees. If the temperature drops below this mark, then the machine cannot be used.

Production is best located in places where the cost of rent is much lower. Therefore, it is recommended to choose premises located on the outskirts or even in the suburbs.


General picture of the metal tile production market

Significantly increased (by 14% in 2021 compared to 2021) in recent years, the volume of low-rise and private construction has generated a significant demand for construction in general and roofing materials in particular.

Currently, the market offers a wide range of the latter, but the volume produced does not satisfy all the needs of the construction industry. In addition, many end consumers, that is, future residents of low-rise and individual houses being erected, make high demands not only on quality, but also on the chromatic, color range of products.

And it is precisely on the last question that consumer demands are even higher than for the first: quality is controlled by professional builders, while the average citizen wants to have an original looking house that emphasizes his individuality.

It is for this reason that the production of metal tiles, one of the most demanded materials in this respect, promises to become one of the most promising, technically simple and at the same time low-cost business areas.

What is metal roofing? Metal tile production technology

What is metal roofing? The metal tile is a roofing material. It is made of painted galvanized steel with a protective polymer coating applied to it.

The outer coating of metal tiles is painted in various colors. The raw material for the production of metal tiles is steel sheet with a thickness of 0.4. 0.5 mm.

Metal tiles are made in a shape that imitates real, classic ceramic tiles, combining a tribute to old traditions and elegance and at the same time using the latest technologies.

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