Brick Making Machine

Before starting to talk about the brick making machine price we need to know what type of machine it is. Brick making machine produces concrete blocks using pressure to compress the mortar in the molds and shaping the mortar in the desired form. Vibration is also used with the compression force to have a better result.




To explain more about the brick making machine, we first need to introduce the products of the machine The brick making machine can produce:

  • 1. Hollow concrete blocks
  • 2. Solid concrete bricks
  • 3. Paving bricks or paver blocks
  • 4. Curbstones
  • 5. Asmolen bricks
  • 6. Lego blocks
  • 7. Styrofoam concrete bricks

bess brick making machine


Bess company is one of the leading brick making machine manufacturer companies in Turkey. We offer different machines suitable for every project and capacity.


Brick Making Machine Working System

As mentioned above, the brick making machine produces hollow blocks with 2 main factors, one is pressure and the other one is vibration. First, you need to provide raw materials and ingredients. Then you need to add them one by one to the mixer, make sure you are using the right ratio to gain the best quality in your production line.

These machines are also called block making machines so don't get confused if you hear this name.




After they are mixed in the mixer you will have a homogeneous mortar that will feed the machine. It’s done through a conveyor belt which leads the mortar from the output of the mixer to the hopper of the machine.


Bess interlocking block machine


Brick Making Machine Types

  • Stationary brick making machine: It has different shapes and capacities. It is also manufactured with different automation levels suitable for both small and big projects.


  • Mobile brick making machine: It is also called the bricklaying machine. The mobile hollow block machine is small, totally manual with a limited capacity.

    There are also single-hopper and double-hopper machines. Their difference is that the single-hopper machine produces single-layer blocks but the double-hopper machine produces double-layer paver blocks as well.


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Note that:

• Single-hopper block making machines are called a hollow block machine.

•Double-hopper brick making machines are called a paver block machine.


Brick Making Machine Price

The brick making machine price depends on the quality of the machine, the capacity of the machine, and the automation level of the machine. Choosing a high-quality block manufacturing machine may seem expensive in the beginning but in the future, it will save you lots of extra expenses. And in long-term use, it will be more prosperous compared to low-quality machines.


Semi-Automatic Machine Prices:

Semi-automatic brick making machine
Machine nameMini plantMaxi plant
PRS-400 46.100 $ 81.000 $
PRS-600 66.700 $ 105.000 $
PRS-800 87.100 $ 131.100 $
PRS-1000 126.800 $ 179.000 $


Automatic Machine Prices:

Automatic brick making machine
Machine nameMini plantMaxi plant
PRS-400 69.100 $ 132.800 $
PRS-600 88.800 $ 159.800 $
PRS-800 109.200 $ 187.000 $
PRS-1000 157.600 $ 245.000 $


Aside from the machine, there are some optional pieces of equipment that you can choose like a cement silo, aggregate hopper, automatic weighing system for the mixer, different filters for hydraulic system, and the number of pallets included in your package.




These are offered by the manufacturing company. Some of them really come in handy but not all of them are very useful. Note that based on added parts your machine may be called an interlocking brick machine so don't get confused if you hear these names.


Mentioning the brick making machine price there are a few other factors that you need to consider when you are calculating the total price:

1. Land Preparation

To establish a brick manufacturing plant your land should be at least 1500 m². This site is for minimum capacity production. For more production, you will need a bigger land and if the land is too expensive in your area you can choose an automatic pallet collecting system for your machine. This will lower the need for bigger land considerably but Note that this may affect the brick making machine price.




In this system, your product drying section can be five times smaller because five pallets are stored on top of each other in the automatic system.

You need to prepare a reinforced concrete surface to place the machine and other equipment on top of it. It should normally be around 1/3 of your field.

A factory called Vess Machines designed an exclusive model called compact block making machines that need only a small reinforced surface for the machine. This brick making machine is designed exclusively and manufactured by this company and all of its rights are reserved.




Usually, there is no need for roofing for brick making machines, but some companies ask for it. It can present the low quality of the machinery if the company forces you to have a roofing. Choose your manufacturing company carefully by these factors because it is very important to have a healthy heart that runs smoothly and efficiently for your plant.

Running the machine in a roofed area is better because in the long-term it can stabilize the machine’s performance and the number of faults accruing during years but as it is mentioned there is no obligation for it.



2. Labor force needed for the brick making machine

You will need 7 people for your block making factory if you are using semi-automatic machines, they will feed the aggregate to the mixer, operate the machine, take the pallets to the drying section after they are pressed, gather the dried hollow concrete blocks from the pallets and finally feed the pallets again to the machine.

If you are living in a country like Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, or where labor cost is cheap, it is wiser to choose a semi-automatic machine because brick making machine price will be much lower compared to the automatic machine.




To reduce this number, we suggest that you buy an automatic pallet collecting system for your machine which is more accurate and faster as well. You will need 4 workers for your hollow block factory when you buy an automatic block making machine.

This is the best option for countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, the USA, Egypt, European countries, and countries where labor costs are high.


hollow block making machine


In this brick making machine, the act of collecting the pallets, collecting the hollow concrete blocks for the pallets, taking them to euro pallets, and feeding the pallets to the machine is done automatically.If the labor cost and land are expensive in your area, we suggest you buy an automatic brick making machine.


3. Electrical energy

The land that you are installing your machine on should be supplied with electricity. It is necessary for the production line because the brick making machine runs with electricity.




Choosing the machine, you should consider its electric consumption as well because today the energy costs are higher than before, this cost directly affects the final price of hollow concrete blocks. Machines with higher efficiency are preferred. It means these block making machines use less energy to do the same job.

Below you can see Prs-400 technical details:


Brick Making Machine Technical Details: PRS 400 Semi-Automatic
Control System:Controlled By Operator
Production Capacity: 100 - 120 Pallets/Hour
Vibration Force: 36.500 Kg
Hydraulic Motor Power: 5.5 KW
Upper Vibration Power: 2 x 0.75 KW
Min - Max Product Height: 5 - 25 CM
Wooden Pallet Dimensions: 50cm x 100cm x 4cm
Total Power Consumption: 18Kw


4. Preparing Aggregate

You need to save a small amount of your budget for land preparation and preparing aggregate. If your market forces you to sell your products in installments you will need to save another part of your budget for keeping your factory running until you can earn money.


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5. Brick making machine Pallets

Pallets are used as a surface for pressing operation and to hold the hollow concrete blocks until they are dried, so it is necessary to have pallets for your brick making factory.The dimensions of the pallets vary due to the capacity of brick making machine. The smallest pallet is 60cm*75cm*4cm and the biggest is 140cm*180cm*8cm.

In the manual pallet collecting system the pallets are carried to the drying section manually and one by one, but in the automatic system, five pallets are stored on top of each other and then taken to the drying section.




The automatic brick manufacturing machine system is faster because it is done by a robot and when it comes to robots it means fewer mistakes and more efficiency.

This means in the automatic models, pallets occupy five times less land than the manual model.

Pallets can be produced by the customer but first, he must make sure about the size of the pallets used in the machine because machines use different pallet sizes according to their brand and their capacity.


Usually, it is more economical for the customer if it is produced by himself because in this way he doesn’t need to pay for transportation. The pallets can be plastic, wooden, or metal. The latest technology suggests plastic pallets because they are more durable than wood and lighter than metal, but if you use chemical materials in your mortar you need to make sure they don't affect plastic. Here is one of Bess brick making machines that are installed a few months ago. You can see more videos on Bess youtube channel.



Brick Making Machine Mortar Types

1. Sound Absorbing Mortar

In a sound-absorbing mortar, cement, lime, gypsum, or slag, pumice, and cinders are used to form the mortar which is used in brick making machines. It is used to reduce the noise level and acts as a soundproof layer. It is one of the options for the machine.

2. Chemical Resistant Mortar

It is generally used where there is a chance of a chemical attack on the structures. There are so many types of chemical-resistant mortars that can be prepared but the selection of mortar is dependent on expected damage by a particular chemical or group of chemicals.

3. Fire Resistant Mortar

Fire-resistant mortar is prepared by mixing aluminous cement to the fine powder of fire bricks. If there are any fire warnings to the structures in the area then fire-resistant mortar will be used which acts as a fireproof shield. Fire-resistant brick is one of the popular products of the brick making machine.

4. Type N Mortar

It is a medium strength and the most common type of mortar. Type N mortar is the basic option for the block making machine.

5. Type S Mortar

It is a medium-strength mortar with high bonding ability available for your machine. It is used for grade applications with normal to moderate loading. Type S mortar has great durability which is why it is highly suitable for locations where the masonry is in contact with the ground, such as paving or retaining walls. This is also one of the popular mortars used in brick making machine.

6. Type M Mortar

It is the highest-strength mortar used in the machine. It is used for exterior masonry work and at or below grade application where substantial gravity or lateral loads are exerted. Load-bearing walls, footing, retaining walls are examples of below-grade applications. This type of mortar is not usually used in brick making machines, it is used for batching plants mostly.

7. Lightweight Mortar

Lightweight mortar is prepared by mixing lime or cement as binder, sand, and sawdust, rice husk, jute fibers, or asbestos fibers.

Cinder mortar is a variety of lightweight mortars. Lightweight mortar is generally used in soundproof and heatproof constructions and very popular among brick making machine owners.



If you want to start your business in this sector it is better to spend some time analyzing the market in your country and choosing the best machine based on your budget.

You also need to have a concrete block manufacturing business plan that is planned by an engineer with experience in this business. You can contact our English department anytime for business consulting and for a quotation.