Brick-It, which manufactures cement stock and Maxi (RDP) bricks using two VB4X machines from PMSA, aims to double its production output by purchasing a fourth machine.
Established in November 2005 by Sean Cameron and Steven Carr to service the Gauteng region, the manufacturer has transformed itself into a major competitor in the production and supply of quality, cost-competitive concrete bricks.
The latest development at the company is to enter the highly competitive and potentially lucrative paver market as part of an overall diversification strategy. Civil works for the site establishment of the new RE1400 machine from PMSA commenced this month.
Goals going forward
Their goals for the next three years are to meet the current demand and supply of bricks in a fast-developing region, to double brick production within their ninth year of operation by the acquisition of a new RE1400 machine from PMSA.
Brick-It’s ongoing success has been helped by the manufacturer’s diversification into pavers and also its involvement in the low-cost housing segment for RBA Homes and Karibu Group.
Brick-It operates from a site in Marsala Road in Chloorkop, Johannesburg. They operate a modern fleet of 18 Mercedes Benz trucks, used to supply the company’s products to major customers such as large property developers. They also supply a large number of Cashbuild, Build It and Builders Warehouse stores. The company produces 11 million to 12 million bricks a month at present.
The hard working RE1400 from PMSA
The RE1400 is one of the largest machines available from PMSA for the production of concrete bricks, blocks and paving. It is built to heavy-duty standards to ensure long life, high performance and consistent quality.
Walter Ebeling, MD of PMSA, highlights that, with the building and construction sector facing pressure from reduced margins and a lack of new projects, the company is well-positioned to help its customers fine-tune their existing assets in order to boost productivity and end quality.