Concrete blocks have existed for decades, but today concrete products have infinite uses, forms, textures and colours, which are very different from the traditional grey walls of concrete blocks. Whether you're producing bricks, pavers, slabs, retaining wall and specialty products, or standard concrete blocks, all the shapes, textures and colours that you or your customers want can be created on a single Columbia concrete products machine. Columbia is renowned for designing the most versatile machines and concrete block manufacturing equipment in the industry. You can produce this entire range of products with a simple and fast mould change, keeping costs down and prices competitive.
Used for decades in all types of construction, the traditional concrete Hollow / Solid block Machine has evolved to levels never before seen. The production of concrete blocks today, with the greater variety of forms, sizes, textures and colours allows concrete Hollow / Solid block manufacturers, architects, engineers and builders to combine them to achieve spectacular aesthetic effects with significantly lower costs than other building products. High Strength, low cement consumption, dimensional accuracy and uniform density are the salient features of concrete blocks made on Columbia Machines. Due to the unique vertical mould vibration technology, concrete blocks made on Columbia Machines are superior to those made on German concrete Hollow block making machines or China / Chinese concrete Solid block making machines.
Concrete pavers are a practical solution for the construction of streets, sidewalks, patios and driveways because of their aesthetic beauty, variety of colours, wear resistance and easy maintenance. Columbia is not a paver manufacturer. You'll find applications using pavers produced on Columbia equipment in locations like the Hong Kong Airport and the Sydney Summer Olympics complex.
The production of pavers is an excellent and profitable addition for any concrete products manufacturing plant. Pavers enjoy wide appeal and broad application, offering a very high return on investment. In India, many roadsin the city of Mumbai and in high rainfall states like Assam and Kerala use pavers made on Columbia Machines. Major ports in India including Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Mumbai) , NhavaSheva Port (Mumbai), Adani Port (Mundra) , Gujarat Pipavav Port, Chennai Port, Haldia Dock (Kolkata), Vallarpadam (Kochi), Hambantota (Srilanka) , have all been paved with high strength pavers made on Columbia Machines. Inland Container Terminals of Container Corporation of India such as Dadri, Ludhiana, Kathuwas, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Palwal ,Ankleswar have also used high strength pavers produced on Columbia Machines. Double layered concrete paver blocks, colour blended concrete paver blocks, textured concrete paver blocks and tumbled concrete paver blocks are other value added paver products made on our machines.
Used for decorative and practical purposes, Segmental Retaining Wall Blocks (SRW) come in a variety of sizes, shapes and finishes, and are used in infrastructure, commercial and residential applications. Virtually any type of design can be produced using Columbia Machine equipment, giving you the flexibility to meet market needs quickly and easily. Retaining wall blocks produced on Columbia Machines have the advantage of precision height control. Columbia Machines have been extensively used to produce Retaining Wall Blocks for bridges and flyovers on Ahmedabad Mumbai Highway, Amravati Nagpur Highway, Jaipur Highway, Pune Satara Highway, Nellore Vijayawada Highway, etc.
Contractors and Builders all over India use high strength kerb stones (both single layered and double layered) made on Columbia Block Machines and Vacuum Wet Press for their prestigious projects like Metro Rail works, Municipal Corporation roads and Townships.
Concrete bricks can be produced in a variety of forms, colours and sizes, at costs very competitive with traditional clay brick but with substantial advantages. Because concrete bricks have higher strength, reliable dimensional accuracy, require minimal maintenance, and can be made in a wide variety of shapes and colours, they are a very lucrative part of the manufacturer's product line. Columbia Machines are extensively used for the manufacture of flyash bricks. Cement consumption of flyash bricks, made on a Columbia machine, is much lower than the cement consumption on German flyash brick making machines or a China (Chinese) flyash brick making machines or Coimbatore flyash brick making machines.
For commercial and residential use, architects and engineers require concrete products that are diverse in size, shape and type and the applications are restricted only by the designer's imagination and the product's availability in the marketplace. The versatility of Columbia equipment makes the production of specialty concrete products easy and economical. Columbia equipment is designed to be ready for anything the market throws at the producer. Built-in flexibility means Columbia equipment can quickly adapt to whatever you need to meet the demands of your customers.
For great aesthetic appeal, it's hard to beat split face blocks. From buildings to concrete retaining walls to sound barriers and more, the use of split face blocks is popular worldwide. Add up the variety of distinctive textures, the possibility of combining different colors and shapes - there are endless possibilities for walls and facades with great beauty at very reasonable cost. Columbia Splitters will provide Split Face Blocks for constructing Masonry Walls, Retaining Walls etc.