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hello , i am very concerned about starting the ice tea brewage industry in my home country.
please what are the list of equipment to have for processing the drink
are there any franchises opportunities with one this big ice tea drink manufacturers to distribute their brand in other countries?

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Anthony,
First of all, I do not know anything about franchises in other countries. If you have a country in mind, I suggest you contact their consulate and ask them.

Most companies bottling iced tea in the USA start from a tea concentrate, i.e., they do not brew the tea themselves. Using concentrate, you need tanks to blend it with water, heat treating equipment to pasteurize it, followed by bottle filling and packaging.  Assuming you have already have a building to install all of this, you will then spend between $5MM and $10MM to get up and running.

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Food Engineering/Manufacturing, Food Packaging/Distribution, Engineering Beverage Lines, Reducing operating cost of packaging lines while increasing efficiency. Lean Manufacturing. Incorporating new package technology into existing operations. Training staff to achieve smooth transition from "start-up" to full production. Managing complex projects across multi-disciplinary lines. Equipment PreShipment Factory Acceptance testing and Commissioning programs for new equipment.

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Employment history: Over thirty-five years of experience. Managed as much as $40MM in concurrent, multi-disciplinary projects, both domestic and international, and have worked with such firms as Campbell Soup, Coca-Cola, Hershey`s, and Nabisco.

Organizations: An author and speaker, as well as a member of the IoPP. Past Chairman of IoPP`s Consultant`s Council and Member of the Packaging Equipment Performance Committee.

Publications: PMMI Solutions `99, Monthly Packaging Tipsheets

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