Copper Strips

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Uploaded on February 2007


Copper Strips and DPC/DCC strips are used in the Electrical Industries, Electroplating plants, Motors, Generators, Transformers, and Household Electrical Appliances due to its high conductivity which can not be replaced by any other non-ferrous material like copper because of good mechanical properties viz, good Malleability and formability, can be easily fabricated. Besides, it can also be easily welded and soldered.

Market Potential

With the growth of industrialization as well as technological advancement, the demand of copper products such as wire, strip, flats, both bare and covered is increasing. Based on this trend of growing demand, there is scope for setting up SSI unit, in the area.

Basis and Presumptions

  • Working two shifts/day of 8 hrs. each and 300 days in a year.
  • Capacity utilization - 80%
  • Margin Money - 25%
  • Interest rate - 12% (per annum)

Implementation Schedule


Period ( in Month )

Preparation of Project Report, Site Selection, Provision of SSI registration 0–1
Sanction of term loan 1–3
Purchase of Plant and Machinery 3–5
Erection of Machine and Electrification 5–6
Arrangement of Working Capital 6–7
Purchase of Raw Material 7–8
Selection of Staff and Workers 8–9
Commissioning and Trial Production 9–11
Permanent Registration 11–12
Commercial Production 12

Technical Aspects

Process of Manufacture

Copper Strips bare or covered, are basically manufactured using copper wire rod of required sizes. Wire rods are converted into strips with the help of cold rolling mills mounted with rolls of different roll pass design as per size of the final product required.

DCC/DPC Copper strips are annealed through Electrical furnace and put into DCC/DPC Machine for covering with insulating paper or cotton as per requirement.

Quality Control and Standards

Quality of copper strips covered and uncovered are maintained according to the standards laid down by Bureau of Indian Standards and as well as customers standards specifications.

Production Capacity


Value (In Rs.)

Quantity Rs.
Motive Power 80 KW

Pollution Control

The unit has to adopt necessary pollution control measures such as proper height of the work shed with sufficient ventilation outlets.

Financial Aspects

Fixed Capital

(i) Land and Building Rs. 40,00,000

Civil building and construction

Boundry wall, gates and road = Rs. 600,000

Factory shed, raw material and finished goods store, security room, laboratory, DG set room, bore well and water distribution, maintenance room, workers room, pollution control, Office and staff rooms Total area = 600 Sq. mtr @ 6000 Sq. Mtr. = 36,00,000 Rs. 42,00,000
Total civil cost Rs. 84,00,000

(ii) Machinery and Equipment


Imp./ Ind.


Amount (In Rs.)

Four block vertical wire drawing machine complete with 24 H.P. Motor and accessories Ind. 1 6,00,000
Horizontal wire drawing Machine 24" complete with 20 H.P. Motor and accessories Ind. 1 6,00,000
Cold Rolling Machine complete with 15 H.P. Ind. 1 8,00,000
Cold Rolling Machine complete with 7.5 H.P. Motor and Accessories Ind. 1 2,00,000
Pointing Machine complete with 2 H.P. Motor Ind. 1 50,000
Die Polishing Machine, complete with 1/2 H.P. Motor Ind. 1 50,000
Butt Welding Machine up to 10 mm. Ind 1 50,000
Rough Cold Rolling Machine with 10 H.P. Motor with accessories Ind 1 1,00,000
DPC/DCC Machine for strips with 2 H.P. Motor Ind. 1 2,00,000
Electric operated 24 KW annealing furnace, complete with Control Panel Ind. 1 5,00,000
Pickling/rinsing/ washing unit, bore well and raw water system, DG. set with accessories, Pollution control system, Laboratory LS - 20,00,000
Total     51,50,000
Excise, sales tax electrification and installation @ 35% of total     18,00,000
Cost of Dies/Fixtures and others -   5,00,000
Cost of office furniture and equipments -   7,00,000
Pre-operative Expenses -   3,00,000
Electrical connection security deposits     3,00,000
Grand Total     87,50,000

Working Capital (per month)

(i) Raw Material


Copper wire rod 40 MT @ Rs. 200,000 per M.T. 80,00,000
Insulating paper/cotton 0.6 MT @ Rs. 2,25,000 1,35,000
Total 81,35,000

((ii) Utilities



Power 24960 KWH @ Rs. 4.0 per unit 1,00,000
Water (L.S) 5000
Acid/Lime other chemicals (L.S) 10,000
Total 1,15,000

(iii) Personnel



(In Rs.)

General Manager 1 30,000
Production Manager, Shift supervisors, laboratory chemists, maintenance engineer and staff 1 1,50,000
Sales and marketing staff, Accounts and finance staff, Administrative staff 1 60,000
Peons 3 9,000
Watchman 3 9,000
Skilled Worker 12 48,000
Semi Skilled Worker 12 36,000
Total   3,42,000
Add perquisites @ 22% of Salary   75,000
Total   4,17,000

(iv) Other Contingent Expenses


Amt.(In Rs.)

Insurance 11,000
Telephone and communications 10,000
Advertisement and Publicity 30,000
Postage and Stationery 5,000
Transport charges 10,000
Repair and Maintenance 25,000
Sales and marketing, traveling and miscellaneous expenses 1,00,000
Total 1,91,000
Working Capital (i + ii + iii + iv) 88,58,000

Total Capital Investment

(i) Fixed Capital Rs . 1,71,50,000
(ii) Working capital (3 months) Rs. 2,65,74,000
Total Rs. 4,37,24,000

Machinery Utilization

With operation of wire drawing Machine, cold rolling and Annealing Furnace, the Machinery utilization can be achieved to the extent of 80% and considered feasible for achievement of the project target capacity.

Financial Analysis

Cost of Production (per year)

(In Rs.)

Recurring cost 10,62,96,000
Depreciation on Machinery @ 10% 6,28,000
Depreciation on Furnace and dies @ 25% 2,50,000
Depreciation on civil construction @ 5% 2,10,000
Depreciation on furniture/office equipment @ 20% 1,40,000
Interest on Investment @ 12% 52,47,000
Total 11,27,71,000

Turnover (per year)


Amount (In Rs.)

Copper Strips, DCC/ -DPC Strips 466 M.T. @ Rs. 271.03/kg 12,63,03,000
By Sale of Scrap, -9.6 M.T. @ Rs. 140/kg 13,44,000
Total 12,76,47,000

Net Profit/year

  = Rs. 12,76,47,000 – Rs.11,27,71,000
  = Rs.1,48,76,000

Net Profit Ratio

  Net Profit × 100
  1,48,76,000 × 100
  = 34.02%

Rate of Return

  Net Profit × 100
  Total Investment
  1,48,76 × 100
  = 34.02%

Break-even Point

Fixed Cost (per annum)

(In Rs.)

Total Depreciation 12,28,000
Interest on Investment 52,47,000
40% of Salary and Wages 20,02,000
40% of other expenses 9,17,000
Total 93,94,000
(ii) Net Profit (per year) Rs. 1,48,76,000

B.E.P Fixed Cost × 100
  Fixed Cost + Profit
  93,94,000 × 100
  93,94,000 + 1,48,76,000
  = 38.7%

Addresses of Machinery and Equipment Suppliers

  • M/s. Develop Engineering Corporation
    1/421, Street No. 6,
    Friends Colony, Industrial Area,
    Shahdara, Delhi, 95.
    Wire Drawing Machine
  • M/s. C. S. D. Technologies Pvt.Ltd.
    47 A, Ist Class, HAL,
    3rd Stage,
    Bangalore - 560075.
    Cold Rolling Mills
  • M/s. Pioneer Equipment Co. Pvt. Ltd.
    432, Padra Road,
    Baroda - 5.
    Annealing Furnace

Addresses of Raw Material Suppliers

  • M/s. Hindustan Copper Limited.
  • M/s. Alcobax Metals Pvt. Ltd., Jodhpur.
  • M/s. Minerals and Metals
    Trading Corporation of India
    Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
    New Delhi-110002.

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Information Manager
TIMEIS Project