|· The poor regulation has also ensured that small scale block makers do not bother about newer technology that can improve the quality of their products. However, a new concrete block making technology called ‘CONCRETE MD’ which automatically mixes concrete and results in accurate measurement of materials, has been introduced to Nigeria and Africa by Growth and Employment in States (GEMS 2); a UK aid-funded agency intervention in the construction and real estate sector in Nigeria.
· CONCRETE MD is manufactured by Cart-Away Concrete Systems, Inc., 1405 NE Alpha Drive, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128, USA. Email: www.cart-away.com, Phone 1-503-434-4444. CONCRETE MD is a mobile self-sustained machine that uses fuel, automated mixture barrel, measurement dashboard and other components which reduce human variation to a large extent thereby providing better assurance of accuracy, consistency and quality output. The equipment has the advantage of being mobile and it does not depend on electricity. Concrete blocks made with CONCRETE MD are more durable than what is being produced currently by most small operators and the aim is to improve the construction sector through income growth and overall empowerment of workers and artisans.
· Other manufacturers of concrete block making machines include:
Zona Industrial Ronda de les Conques,
21-23 08180 Moià, Barcelona, Spain.
Phone: +34 938 208 181 / +34 616 173 585
2. ZCJK Intelligent Machinery Wuhan Co. Ltd
No.1, Dongli, Guanzhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing,
China (China Building Materials Academy)
3. Openmac Innovations Limited
48, Cherry Court Summerhill Co. Meath,
4. Syntec Handels und Beratungsgesellschaft mbh
Konsul Smidt Street 22.28217 Bremen,
5. Yomalex Eng. Ventures LTD
20 Babalola Estate, Orita Challenge,
6. Build Direct Construction
17 Monrovia Street, Wuse II, Abuja
1 Ikota Shopping Complex V.G.C. Lagos
12 Sanusi Akerele Street, Oluyole Estate,
Ibadan, Oyo State
220 Rondebult Road