The prices of concrete batching plants range between $21,000 and $280,000, depending on the production capacity and the specification of the plant you want to buy. Apart from equipment procurement cost, some other outlay, such as setup cost, material purchase cost, maintenance cost, personnel wages, insurance expenses, matter so much that to some extent they decide the profit margin. After all, just a concrete plant itself can not bring benefit to you.
At present, there are many types of concrete mixing plants in the market. Different equipment has different workmanship and performances, and their prices are also different. To purchase or invest in a concrete mixing plant, it’s necessary to first determine the expected production scale of the project, then determine the capacity, model and configuration of the concrete mixing plant, and finally select the equipment based on these data.
Accroding to an authoritive report, global ready mix concrete market size is expected to reach USD 2201 million by 2026, from USD 1242.4 million in 2020. That means next several years the whole industry will be confronted with a booming demands, especially for the developing countries. Resulting concrete batching plant price in India, Philippines, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri lanka, China is supposed to increase sharply within such a duration dispite that the supply of the equipment is likely to climb stably. So please seize the great opportunity, and procure concrete batching plants with competitive prices.
Moreover, with the demand of high-quality concrete mix rising in the near future, the batching plants equiped with high-tech concrete mixer, and those with advanced manufacture process, are probably to show an edge over others. Vibration mix concrete plants made by us are a little more expensive yet they would meet the high-end demand.
Concrete Batching Plant Cost Analysis
The total cost for a concrete plant depends on its type (ready mix, central mix, mobile/stationary, production capacity, the current cost of raw materials and other expenses like labor and estimated hours in operation. Location sometimes imposes influences on it as well. Some crucial factors you’ll need to account for are listed as follows.
1. Production Capacity
The production capacity of concrete mixing plant is different, the cost that needs to be invested is different. One is the device itself. The greater the production capacity of the equipment, the higher the procurement cost; second, the different production capacity means that the demand for raw materials such as cement, gravel, sand, and fly ash is different, which will lead to an increase in the capital investment of the entire project. The production capacity of concrete mixing plants for small and medium-sized projects is below 90m³/h, and the production capacity of concrete mixing plants required for large-scale production is usually 120m³/h-270m³/h.
2. Type and Model
To invest in a concrete mixing plant, you must first determine what type and model of equipment you need. The prices of different concrete mixing plants are different, and the gap is not small. Customers can choose the equipment model according to their actual situation, choose the model and choose the cost-effective equipment.
3. Site Construction Expense
In addition to the concrete manufacturing equipment, the initial investment required to set up a concrete plant also includes the cost of the site, the construction of office buildings and dormitories, and the cost of building a closed material yard in order to meet environmental protection standards.
4. Operation Cost
The later operation of the concrete mixing plant includes water and electricity costs, personnel wages, raw material procurement costs, loaders, and concrete transportation vehicles, which should be considered before investment.
5. Various Handling Fees
Investing in a concrete batch plant requires going through various procedures, and these procedures are also costly. These also need to be budgeted as the investment cost of building the mixing plant.
There is another point that needs to be paid attention to.
The investment cost of commercial concrete batching plant is higher than general engineering concrete mixing plant. The engineering concrete mixing station shall meet the needs of the project, and unnecessary functions can be discarded, as long as the quality of the concrete meets the needs of the project. The commercial concrete batching plant must be able to produce concrete with a variety of common labels，and sometimes needs to meet the special needs of users. The control system needs to be fully automatic, and it also needs to have a storage function in order to improve work efficiency.
5 Methods to Increase The Output and Lower the Average Cost
How to improve concrete plant profit margin? The answer is to optimize working efficiency of your concrete production plant in order for you to offset the cost and attain profits as soon as possible.
- 1. Reduce the viscosity of materials, try to avoid them sticking to the mixer blade and the inner wall of the belt conveyor.
- 2. Opt for a belt conveyor with a larger pipe diameter when purchasing.
- 3. Reduce the conveying distance and reduce the inclination of the belt conveyor.
- 4. Real-time detection and control of the particle size, temperature, water content, abrasiveness and corrosivity of materials.
- 5. Increase the rotating speed of the conveyor.
Is It Cost-effective to Buy A Used Concrete Mixing Plant?
Investing a concrete plant has always been a profitable thing. The profit is high, but the investment is not small. In order to save investment costs, many people will choose to buy second-hand batching plants. We recommend buying a brand new plant, that’s because the problems and risks you will be confronted with will make such a choice uneconomical.
1. Quality Issues
When buying a second-hand mixing plant, even if you go to the site to check it, you cannot be very sure of the quality of equipment. Meanwhile, the quality cannot be judged simply by the service life, for the quality of mixing plants is greatly related to the brands.
2. Demolition Issues
The second-hand mixing plant needs to be demolished and relocated, which increases the purchase cost of a mixing plant, and demolition and re-installation will cause some damage to the quality of the second-hand plant.
3. After-sales Issues
Second-hand mixing plants often have passed the warranty period, so there is no free after-sales service. It will be more troublesome to ask for the manufacturer to repair, and the cost is too high if you find a repair company. This leads to increased maintenance costs.
In general, if you calculate the sum of purchase cost, demolition and reassembly cost, and maintenance cost, you’ll find it is almost the same as buying a new mixing equipment. For the same money, you are of course willing to buy brand new concrete mixing plant with guaranteed quality, after-sales guarantee, low maintenance costs, and a longer service life.