Factory Proposals by Year 9 Pumas

My Farm Equipment Factory by Alex Christie

· My factory is going to manufacture many types of farming equipment, including: tractors, slurry handling equipment, fencing, etc.

· It will be located 0.9 miles (about 2 minutes) outside Settle. The town has a railway station that has links to Carlisle and Leeds. The A65 is also about 2 miles away, which joins up with the M6 (Junction 36 is about 35 minutes) and the Leeds-Bradford airport is about an hour away. These make my transport links relatively good; my rail links will probably be my main transportation system because it is nearest and it has a big network to help import and export parts and products. However, Leeds-Bradford airport will be very useful in importing goods and the A65 and M4 will be useful in exporting goods.

· The goods and raw materials that I will have to import will be made into various products which I will distribute to farming equipment shops and farmers themselves by use of lorries (for heavy goods) and delivery vans (for smaller objects). The A65 and the M4 will be useful in distributing products but the railway system will probably be the one I will rely on for long haul deliveries. However my main market area will be in and around the Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire because there are lots of farms in need of new equipment in the areas around the factory.

  • I will build my site on a raised field, which is easily high enough to eliminate the possibility of flooding (click on link to google images below), which will protect the factory from flooding if the river bursts its banks.

· The Yorkshire Dales authorities will be interested in providing farmers with proper tools that are not out of date and reasonably priced. The government will also want to get more people in work, especially students who are coming out of education looking for jobs –the government may also provide training for these inexperienced trainees in conjunction with their aid.

· My power will be partly collected from the nearby river by use of hydroelectricity (see the link below). This will give me an unlimited source of power at little cost, which will save the factory a lot of money. I will of course have to rely partly on mains electricity for my power, which is easily accessible. The government may also give me some aid to help with collecting the hydroelectricity from the river because they are keen to reduce the country’s CO2 emissions and this is one way of helping towards it.

· The labour force that I will have to employ will need experience. My factory is in the Yorkshire Dales national park, plus the Lakes District is also nearby. Both have lots of beautiful scenery and this will encourage people to work at my factory.

· There aren’t very many other farming equipment factories around in the area so most of the business will come my way. The factories that are around will find it hard to compete with my prices and amount of stock available so therefore I probably won’t have losses in profits because of competition.
Callan’s Factory
What is it going to be? – I am going to build a Concrete Factory because concrete is used more than any other man-made material in the world. There is more than one cubic metre for every person on Earth!Callan1.jpg

Where is it going be? – I am going to build my factory in Jurby in the Isle of Man. Historically Jurby was home to a WW2 airbase which is now abandoned and recently the Isle of Man government has been looking for investment to utilise the area and create more jobs in the area.

Why is it going to be there? My concrete factory

Callan2.jpgRaw Materials – The raw materials needed to make concrete are sand, limestone and gravel which are all available close by. Trucks will carry limestone from the Billown quarry 20 miles away, gravel from the Point of Ayre which is 6 miles away and sand will come from the Cronk y Scotty sand pit which is only four miles away. The factory can also use recycled aggregates from the building industry which are currently dumped at the landfill site opposite to the gravel quarry.

Land – I have chosen Jurby where the land is cheap because it is on the outskirts of town and in a rundown area on the site of a disused airbase. It is near to its source of raw materials because they are bulky and expensive to transport. It is also near to its market because concrete can spoil quickly.


Energy – The factory is situated on a windy coast so it makes sense to use wind turbines to power it. Also, there are government plans to utilise tidal power which may be an option in the future.

Market –The factory will have a captive local market because it is too expensive to import concrete onto the Isle of Man. At present there is an increasing demand for concrete in the building trade. Also, the government is planning to build a marina and an underground reservoir which will need a lot of concrete.

Transport Links – Jurby was home to a WW2 airbase so it has an excellent road network suitable for heavy goods vehicles.

Labour –Jurby is an area of above average unemployment and the increase in affordable local housing means there will be an available work force.

Machinery – The factory will use the latest state of the art technology which is greener and more energy efficient.

My Factory by Farida
My factory is a bakery. It will be located in Lagos, Nigeria, around Ikeja town, as there is still a huge demand in this base of retail, provided the bakery is up to standard and well structured. The people I would need in my factory are experienced bakers, who know the ins and outs of baking or new graduates who took baking courses at college.
I’d place my store where I could get all my supplies nearby, so that by the time they arrive at my store, they’ll be in good condition, which means quality products for all my customers. This will promote business, maybe easily making me one of the most visited bakeries in Ikeja, maybe even the whole of Lagos.
My raw materials (e.g. milk, cheese, butter, flour, eggs etc.) will come from the dairy section of a local farm from the few surrounding rural suburbs, for example, the local farms in Badagry, Epe, Ota and some neighbouring states, so I’ll be able to make my pastries without any trouble.
My energy supply will be partly from PHCN (Power Holding Company of Nigeria) but mostly from my own personal generator, as we do not have stable electricity in this country. This will also add a bit more of a burden to my budget, as the diesel prices are high and unstable, though with a well thought-out plan, I’ll be able to cover my overhead expense and have a bit extra.
My bakery will need some machinery, which this country already has companies within my proximity catering to the sales of these types of equipment.
My bakery will be privately funded. I will work within a strict budget and empower myself with as much knowledge about the industry to avoid as many mistakes as I can. I am choosing private funding because I’d like full control over the business.

Robyn’s Factory
I’m going to have a factory that produces items made out of antlers, horns and bones. The raw materials will come from the many animal farms in the Highlands of Scotland. In particular, there are deer farms which produce venison and have the antlers, bones and hooves as waste products. There is also lots of Highland cattle and sheep farming with horn, hooves and bones as waste products.

My site is going to be on a new industrial estate between Inverness Airport and the main A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road. It’s a central point for the deer farms in the Highland areas around Inverness and the farmlands of Moray and Aberdeenshire. So my factory will have good transport links.

Robyn1.jpgThe raw materials will be brought from the various farms by road to the factory. Since some of what I plan to produce will be luxury carvings, sending them by air to overseas markets will be an advantage.

The range of products I plan to produce will include buttons made from horn and bone, brooches, jewellery, buckles and carved ornaments. I will also produce mounted antlers as wall hangings and items made from horns such as Viking-style drinking horns. As well as an overseas market, I could sell to the large number of visitor attractions in the Highlands of Scotland, who are always looking for different souvenirs.

The location is between Inverness and Nairn, both of which are growing rapidly and so there are plenty of people available to work in my factory. There will be people locally, particularly amongst the crafting community, who have the traditional skills that I will need. These people could train new recruits.

The local enterprise company (Highlands and Islands Enterprise) and the Highland Council will probably provide grants and loans towards the setting up of a new business. There may also be European funding available.

Secondary Industry By Bradley Martin

My factory will be on farmland for good access, and for good safe transport for all the goods, also it’s cheaper to have it outside of town than inside.would be printing mugs, hats, clothes, T-shirts, and more.

I would not need anyone with special skills, just the ability to screen print and pack mugs (goods), the work area would be nice unlike some city work areas, with smoke and dirty air. We would screen print onto mugs or other things, putting any pictures or advertisements you would want on them.

All the machinery we would need is mugs that we would get from other companies for s sum of money, around four small ovens and one big oven to cook the pictures onto the mugs. Tables to store the mugs till we ship them out, and round 4-6 workers doing the cooking and packing. We need three people in the office for accounting and taking orders by the phone.