Block And Brick Making Machines

Block and Brick making machines are generally machines that use compression through hydraulic force and vibration to produce concrete bricks. The pressure is applied to the molds to produce these bricks, so by changing the mold, this machine can produce different types of concrete bricks.




There are more than 500 different shapes that block making machines can produce. Some of them are listed below:

1. Hollow blocks

2. Solid blocks

3. Paving blocks (single-layer and double-layer)

4. Styrofoam blocks

5. Curbstones

Based on the mortar the weight of the blocks can be different. Normally, the main ingredients of the mortar are powdered Portland cement, water, and aggregate. If you add chemical additives or natural additives to your mortar you can also produce lightweight blocks. Lightweight bricks are preferred these days because they considerably reduce the total weight of the building. Styrofoam concrete blocks are also another type of these lightweight brick. In some countries, volcanic ash or fly ash is used as the raw material for mortar to produce lightweight blocks.




Generally, our customers use fly ash as an additive to reduce the weight of the bricks because fly ash is cheap and abundant in many countries. These bricks are called fly ash bricks in some countries. If you are interested to learn more about concrete blocks you can read our main article ''what concrete block is in general and in detail''.

There are different brands of brick making machines all around the world. Bess offers these machines in 3 automation levels available for customers:

1. Semi-automatic

2. Automatic

3. Fully automatic


Block And Brick Making Machine Price

The price of the block and brick making machine depends on the automation level, the capacity, the country of origin, and the brands of equipment used in the electric and hydraulic system.





Bess uses Siemens and Schneider for the electrical system and Rexroth and Bosch for the hydraulic system. All the other brands used on the machine are well-known German brands or Turkish brands as well.

Here are a few of our machines, you can also contact us for other options.


Machine Name

Automation Level

Production Capacity Hoppers Installation Price
PRS 402 Semi-Automatic 4000 Blocks / 300 m² Pavers Double-Hopper Included 75,080.00 USD
PRS 602 Semi-Automatic 6000 Blocks / 400 m² Pavers Double-Hopper Included 81,520.00 USD
PRS 802 Automatic 8000 Blocks / 550 m² Pavers Double-Hopper Included 93,671.00 USD


• Consider that these prices are full plants including mixer, aggregate hopper, brick making machine, handcarts, installation, commissioning, and training.




Block And Brick Making Machine Advantages

First, we compare the brick making machine with the manual method. In the manual process, you can produce only a limited number of bricks with at least 10 workers but block making machines are machines with high production capacity and they only need a maximum of 7 people. These machines can improve your production capacity and decrease the number of manpower you need.




By improving your automation level you can also decrease the number of your workers to 3. These machines are called automatic brick making machines.

We are going to start with semi-automatic machines because we don't produce manual machines. The smallest semi-automatic machine can produce 4000 pieces of standard hollow blocks or 300 m² of paving blocks in one shift.

  • One shift = 8 hours of working
  • Standard block = 20cm width x 40cm length x 20cm height


The capacity of the machine then increases to 6000 and 8000 pieces in one shift. For capacities higher than 8000 pieces, you will need automatic and full automatic machines because pallets will the too heavy to be carried by handcarts.




There are automatic machines available with production capacities of 8,000, 10,000, 12,000, and 15,000. By increasing the production capacity, your monthly income will significantly rise, while the number of workers in your plant will stay unchanged. However, it's important to note that the total cost of your plant will also increase, which is dependent on your budget.

In countries like the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and European countries where labor costs and land are expensive, automatic and fully automatic machines are preferred.




In countries like Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Gabon, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and other countries where the land and labor cost is cheap they prefer semi-automatic machines. For these countries when they have enough budget they buy a second machine instead of improving the automation level. There are also different names for the block and brick making machine in these countries, they call it a hollow block making machine or a block making machine as well.

The brick making machines have a second aggregate hopper called the color hopper. the second hopper makes the machine suitable for producing double-layer paving blocks. This is Suitable for customers living next to more developed cities. Paver blocks are used to make the city more beautiful.




Concrete Brick Quality

 The quality of the concrete bricks depends on the factors below

1. The vibration power of the machine

2. The compression force of the machine

3. The quality of the water used for the mortar

4. The quality of the powdered cement used for the mortar

5. The quality and the size of the aggregate used for the mortar

The brick making machines designed based on European standards have the best vibration/compression ratio. but it is very important to use smaller aggregates to have premium-quality products. this is especially important on the surface of the paving blocks.

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Block Making Machines

 Block making machine works as the same system as the brick making machine but the difference is that the block making machines only have one hopper.
You can produce all the products mentioned before but the difference is that you can only produce single-layer paving blocks. If you want to produce colored pavers you need to apply the color to the whole block if you choose the block making machine.




Block Making Machine Advantages

 Some customers don't want to produce double-layer pavers so we recommend block making machines. Block making machines have less equipment with them so they are cheaper than brick making machines with the production capacity remains the same.

Developing countries choose block making machines mostly because they can start their business with a lower budget and in the future, they can add a second hopper. Bess company designs its block making machines in a way that they can be upgraded to brick making machines in the future. These machines are also called hollow block machines as well.




How Much Does A Block And Brick Making Machine Cost?

 The price of block making machines with capacities are listed below:

Machine Name

Automation Level

Production Capacity Hoppers Installation Price
Vess Eco Semi-Automatic 4000 Blocks / 300 m² Pavers Single-Hopper Included 49800 USD
PRS 600 Semi-Automatic 6000 Blocks / 400 m² Pavers Single-Hopper Included 67.080 USD
PRS 800 Automatic 8000 Blocks / 550 m² Pavers Single-Hopper Included 92.520 USD
PRS 1000 Automatic 10000 Blocks / 700 m² Pavers Single-Hopper Included 100.671 USD

Block And Brick Making Machine Installation Cost

 After you choose a suitable machine based on your budget and target capacity you will need to prepare your site for the installation of the machines. This includes the transportation cost from the Bess company to your country. Customs expenses and tax, preparing a suitable foundation for your machine, buying aggregate and cement, and hiring workers.




Keep in mind that if you live in a developing country it is wiser to choose a semi-automatic higher capacity machine instead of an automatic machine.



 Bess company offers free plant layout for your site, free installation, free commissioning, and free staff training with a certificate that they can use the machine. Bess provides a two-year warranty that can be extended for up to five years.

Bess also offers a block production business plan free of charge for customers considering their country. we also suggest popular mold shapes based on your country. contact our English department for the best prices, special offers, and also discounts.