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Concrete supply to bigger projects and construction sites in rural areas

Launching a bigger construction project or one, which is located far off inhabited areas will inevitably face the need to ensure a sufficient supply of concrete for the project.

Evaluation should be made whether it might be more advantageous

  1. to buy ready-mixed concrete from a local supplier or a group of suppliers,

  2. to buy concrete from an onsite plant provided and operated by a third party or

  3. to invest in an own mobile batching plant.

If an investment in a new plant seems to be a considerable solution, this is where we come in.

In order to be able to provide an offer we need to know some details about the concrete production as there are

  • the total quantity required for the project and

  • the maximum quantity required per hour.

In addition, other factors connected with the project, such as climate, landscape and logistic requirements need to be taken into account.

Once the price for the plant itself and the cost of all other matters connected with the plant have been calculated, a comparison between all alternatives can be made.

Concrete supply to bigger projects and construction sites in rural areas

Below we have listed pros and cons for the alternatives.

1. Ready-mix concrete from a local supplier or a group of suppliers

Advantages

  • The required quantity of concrete can be ordered for when it is needed rather than having to engage in an investment and having to deal with all difficulties connected running a concrete mixing plant.

Possible disadvantages

  • Large distances and with this high costs for transportation.

  • Difficult access to the construction site and delays due to traffic jams.

  • Limited production capacity of the ready-mix concrete supplier/s.

2. Concrete from an onsite plant provided and operated by a third party

Advantages

  • Steady and reliable supply of concrete to the project likely.

  • No additional tasks, such as the operation of a concrete mixing plant and the raw material logistics.

Possible disadvantages

  • Concrete price higher due to the involvement of a third party.

  • Total concrete production for the project is too low to produce concrete for a reasonable price.

  • Site might not provide enough space for a mobile concrete plant at all.

3. Investment in a Tecwill mobile concrete mixing plant

Advantages

  • Steady and reliable supply of concrete to the project guaranteed.

  • An efficient heating system allows concrete production also during cold winters.

  • Plant equipment preassembled and pretested at the factory.

  • Plant modules (containerized concept) can easily be transported on roads and on sea.

  • Tecwill mobile plants can quickly be relocated to other locations.

  • Due to their technical quality/durability Tecwill used plants always can be sold for high prices.

  • Possibility of employing a third party to operate the plant.

Possible disadvantages

  • Having to manage a variety of additional tasks, such as the operation of a concrete mixing plant and raw material logistics.

  • Experience in concrete production is not compulsory, but recommended.

  • A minimum of 2,500 m2 of floor space required for the installation on / near the construction site.

  • Possibly uneconomical with low total production volumes and short project running times.

Concrete supply to bigger projects and construction sites in rural areas

Whether you are a manufacturer of ready-mix concrete, a company running mobile concrete mixing plants or a construction company, Tecwill is your reliable partner when it comes to an investment in a new concrete mixing plant.

Tecwill is always up-to-date, competent, experienced, service-oriented.

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Topics: Concrete plant

Janne Tuomikko
Janne Tuomikko

VP Business development and Sales

+358 10 830 2911
janne.tuomikko@tecwill.com

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