Block Industry has energized the value chain of construction companies around the world, with builders and artisans experiencing exponential growth and livelihoods thanks to the massive number of successful construction projects in states, cities and towns.
Speaking on this, a block maker in Lagos, Mr. Jimoh Akinfenwa, said the business is capital intensive as it requires a huge amount of investment capital to get started, which will ultimately bring more of profits.
Jimoh says that although the company is very profitable, it requires technical skills, workforce development and expertise to train workers to produce good blocks that can last, noting that the company de blocs has reinforced urban and rural activities with construction companies, resulting in an influx of artisans and workers to various sites to engage in construction activities.
Start the business
You can start a block industry by renting, leasing, or buying land on a new or developing site. It can be a lot or more depending on what you can afford. This land should not be in a swampy or waterlogged area as this can affect the quality of your block. Other than that, it can make driving in these conditions very difficult for suppliers and customers.
For a block making industry, you need a water supply and more. Water will be used to mix sand and cement with casting blocks and water blocks daily until it becomes solid. If you don’t have a natural water supply like a stream or river, dig a borehole or dig a well, then install reservoirs. Just make sure you have a guaranteed water source at all times.
Some of the equipment used in a block industry business are: generator, moulder, timber haulers, supply truck, concrete mixer, among others. So, you will need to get all the mentioned equipment when you invest in a block making business.
For a standard block industry business, you will need to enlist the services of dedicated and passionate people, such as; machine operators, mixers, laborers, loaders and drivers. In this business, workers are usually paid daily, depending on the number of blocks or the types of blocks they make.
The machine operator handles and operates the machine. Mixers mix the cement and sand that enter the moulder, while workers move the blocks from the moulder to the drying point.
Block making is a profitable business that requires due process and decisive support in order to be successful. Start small and grow if you have no experience in the field.
A small-scale block industry can generate up to N 10,000 in daily profit if you are able to develop a ready market. This will translate to N 60,000 per week for a six day work week and N 240,000 per month.