Business Opportunities & Markets

Training Programs

Satellite offers a two day training seminar at the beginning of both the Pumper Show (spring) and PSAI Convention (fall) in the United States each year. This two day training session costs € 370 per company, of which € 190 is given back in the form of a certificate that can be applied to the purchase of any Satellite product. Any number of company employees may attend.

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The seminar is a composite of practical information about methods and procedures used by many leading portable toilet companies. For those unfamiliar with the history of Satellite, prior to 1988 Satellite was the world’s largest portable toilet company with a fleet of 20,000 toilets. The service side of the business was sold so the company could focus on manufacturing toilets and supplies to other operators. It is with this perspective that the materials have been prepared.

Topics covered will include daily service procedures, tracking and reporting, advertising and marketing, using chemicals properly and an overview of trucks and proper maintenance (dependent on availability of Satellite truck manager).

To pre-register or for additional information please contact

Portable Sanitation Business Opportunities

Increasingly the world is striving for improved public health, which leads to a higher standard of living, increased productivity and safer environmental conditions. Portable sanitation products play a vital role in those efforts. The portable toilet industry helps to manage the proper collection and disposal of human waste, in temporary or permanent locations where sewer-connected facilities are not available, and hand sanitation stations & products facilitate cleanliness and improved hygiene. Accordingly, the portable sanitation industry has become important to improving worldwide public health, increasing human dignity and preserving the world's environment.

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The portable sanitation industry has grown worldwide because of the important economic benefits it provides to the construction and outdoor event industries. Portable toilets save money on construction and other work sites because they save time and reduce labor costs. Hand sanitation stations (both standalone and in-unit) promote better hygiene and improved health conditions. The toilets & hand sanitation stations are easily relocated and can follow the workers as the project progresses. For outdoor events, portable toilets & hand sanitation stations generate money for the event organizer because spectators will stay longer and thus spend more money.

This ever-increasing demand for portable sanitation products provides an excellent business opportunity for new or established companies who wish to diversify into this business segment. By providing a service that has widespread demand in the marketplace and benefits society, owners of portable sanitation companies are finding the toilet/handwash rental and service business to be a profitable venture with unlimited growth potential.

In many countries, this industry is just beginning. Those who enter now can develop it and become a dominant figure in the local market.


Construction60%Buildings, highways, bridges, apartments, etc.
Special Events20%Concerts, carnivals, weddings, fairs, sporting events, etc.
Recreation10%Beaches, parks, sporting grounds, zoos, etc.
Commercial10%Bus stops, mining operations, agriculture, military sites, etc.
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Construction and Commercial are typically long term rentals. Events and recreation are normally short term rentals.

These percentages are averages and vary according to your market.

Benefits of Portable Toilets for Construction Sites:

  • More worker productivity; less time spent traveling to off site facilities
  • Improved worker morale
  • Can be easily relocated as needs change and project completion shifts

Benefits of Portable Toilets for Special Events:

  • Helps provide a positive image for event
  • Provides required sanitary services
  • A cost effective solution for short term crowds
  • People stay longer, spend more

Events around the world that need portable toilets

Around the world, Satellite customers have provided portable sanitation to the following large outdoor events:

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Special EventNo. of Toilets
Seoul Olympics (Korea)1,200
Barcelona Olympics (Spain)1,100
Hurricane Hugo (USA)3,500
Rolling Stones Concert (Germany)750
Papal visit (Mexico)400
50th Anniversary VE-Day (England)2,000
D-Day Celebration (France)1,000
Papal visit (Germany)6,000
Atlanta Olympics (USA)2,000
Papal visit (Slovenia)800
Papal visit (France)500
Carnival (Brazil)100-200
Disney New Year's Marathon (USA)600
Formula Indy Formula 1 (Brazil)220
Oktoberfest (Germany)1,000
Denver Papal visit (USA)1,250
Hurricane Katrina (USA)10,000+
Grand Prix (USA)200
Rose Bowl (USA)800
Susan G. Komen Walk (USA)250
Charlotte NASCAR400
PGA (USA)400
Chicago Marathon (USA)1,000
Disney Marathon (USA)500
Boston Marathon (USA)2,400
Weltjugendtag 2005 (Germany) 12,000
Pope visit 2011 (Germany)1,500
Formula One Grand Prix (Germany)500 (every year)
Truck Grand Prix (Germany)600 (every year)
Commonwealth Games 2002 (England)2,000
Tour de France 2007 (England)500
Pope visit 2010 (England)80
Royal wedding 2011 (England)1,000
Youth Christian 2011 (Spain)6,000
Earthquake l’Aquila (Italy)2,400
French Scouts Gathering (France)500
60th anniversary of Deportation (France)1,000
Pope’s visit (France)300
Rugby World Cup (France)300
The Jehovah’s Witnesses Congress (France)500
G8 Congress (France)300
Tour de France each year (France)500-1000 per stage

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