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Urban harvestdisposable chopsticksfrom local restaurant partners.Our process is designed totransform 100,000 chopsticksper day into new products.
Producing in Microfactories
Lean and local manufacturingusing proprietary CV technologyin a 1500 to 2500 ft² space, providing5-7 employment opportunities per shift.Up to 10,000 tiles per month for capacityrelated to initial turnkey investment.
Creating Minimalistic Design
Beautiful high-performancecircular economy productswith an average gross marginof 60% depending onlocal product mix andmarket entry strategy.
from local restaurant partners.
Our process is designed to
transform 100,000 chopsticks
per day into new products.
Lean and local manufacturing
using proprietary CV technology
in a 1500 to 2500 ft² space, providing
5-7 employment opportunities per shift.
Up to 10,000 tiles per month for capacity
related to initial turnkey investment.
circular economy products
with an average gross margin
of 60% depending on
local product mix and
market entry strategy.
We envision building a network of distributed micro manufacturing franchises, allowing you to do your part of becoming more resource efficient in your local community. We are looking for urban harvesters with an understanding and excitement to give under utilized resources a second life.
Meet our Franchisees
MTL MicrofactoryComing soon
Inviting Value-Aligned Development Partners We welcome the best business partners with the right values to connect with us and explore the opportunity to own your own ChopValue Microfactory: develop a market through multi-unit development, a city or region as a development partner, or a country as a master franchisee / development partner.
Flexible models are available to fit any market, including our turnkey flagship model to collect, manufacture, design, and distribute your own products, ranging in size from 1,250-2,500 sq. ft., with 2200 sq. ft. being the prototypical space. We also offer unique ChopValue Machinery (core machinery) only, if existing wood processing machinery is accessible (upon review and approval) - either as extension of your existing business in the secondary wood manufacturing industry, or if you prefer to stay flexible within your setup.
People who don't take themselves too seriously, but understand that we are working on a severely important issue in making a circular economy the norm moving forward. While developing a brand that is built on design simplicity, efficiency, and timeless features, we aim to provide thought leadership for our partners and clients.
How we do it
LEAN, EFFICIENT, MADE LOCAL – wherever you are
While experience in trades may be helpful, The ChopValue Microfactory concept seeks franchisees that have a drive for success and a willingness to learn and follow our operational manuals. Previous manufacturing experience is not required to be able to run a successful ChopValue franchise.
The projected development cost is dependent on multiple variables and can have a wide range of development costs. We typically land between $145,000 – $385,000 for an all-in cost. For a general breakdown of costs, please fill out an application and join us for a personalized info session.
The range of development cost is due primarily to the varying site conditions and square footage (can range from a 500 square foot pop-up space to a 2,500 square foot space full size Microfactory location). Many locations available have previously been used as studios, commercial or light industrial units and have necessary infrastructure in place such as electrical service, etc. This existing infrastructure reduces development costs.
Our site criteria is specific to the ingredients that make up a successful location, if you have a site that you think might work we will review it to see if it matches our requirements. We have a great team of knowledgeable contacts in the industry to help you evaluating the sites prior to construction.
The initial franchise fee is $49,500 plus applicable taxes, with an ongoing 6% royalty fee 3% co-operative advertising and branding fund.
The Franchise Fee includes the rights granted by the franchisor to the Franchisee pursuant to the Franchise Agreement. This fee covers the initial term of the Franchise Agreement.
The ChopValue team provides a training program for you and your manager/partner to include all aspects of running a successful ChopValue franchise. You will be provided with manuals and receive extensive training both in person and online to operate your business.
Yes, ChopValue offers both single and multi-unit franchises.
ChopValue has a design and layout specifications package which is constantly changing to keep up with lean and efficient production flows. We have 15+ years of experience in production design factory layout planning; our in house engineering team will assist you in coordinating and executing the preparation and execution of the build out in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
The minimum cash requirement to support the opening of ChopValue is $120,000 – $150,000.
The timeline of the process is dependent on the applicant. We take the process at your pace, so if you would like to get it done as quickly as possible we can support that, and if you want to take your time with each step that is perfectly fine with us as well. We want you to feel comfortable and motivated at every step.
Are you ready to enter the circular economy with your own Microfactory franchise?
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