Factories (Industry)

Factories (Industry)

Factories create the basic resource materials for your city which are used in upgrading houses, creating new products at stores, and much more.

  • Factories create massive pollution areas, especially at lower tiers
    • Higher tier factories can create more resources with less pollution
  • Factories do not need services to run (no need for power, water, fire, etc.)
TIPS
Sims do not like pollution and will eventually move away, so keep factories away from your residential areas
If a new factory spot opens as you level, create one immediately with the free T1 building, or of a tier you can afford
Try to balance creating/upgrading factories with your other expenses (DON'T over upgrade for your needs, there are MANY more effective uses for your Simoleons
Verdict
Upgrade to T4 gradually with your production. DO NOT buy/upgrade to T5 unless you are going for a zero pollution city.
Factory Buildings
Icon Tier (T) Building Name Price Grid Size Dirty Area Production Capacity Requirements (Population)
T1 Factory 1 Small Factory Free 2×2 (4) 12×12 (144) 2 Tutorial
T2 Factories 2 Basic Factory 500 2×2 (4) 10×10 (100) 3 4000
T3 Factories 3 Mass Production Factory 7000 2×2 (4) 8×8 (64) 4 27000
T4 Factories 4 High-Tech Factory 20000 2×2 (4) 6×6 (36) 5 80000
T5 Factories 5 Nano-Tech Factory 50000 2×2 (4) 0 5 150000




Number of Factories Able to Construct
Level=> Tutorial 3 5 10 15 20 25 30 37 46??
# of Factories 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Side Note
More in-depth discussion in Production & Resources

Residential – Factories (Industry) – Stores (Commercial) – Miscellaneous