Both kilns at the facility will be in full production by November, with an official launch on the cards for the end of the year.
“It represents a significant change in the level of technology being introduced by Corobrik. It is fully automated - from mixing the raw materials to the end product,” he adds. “A major advantage is that it will easily be able to meet larger-volume orders, especially for the major construction and infrastructure projects anticipated in the government’s R100-billion Infrastructure Fund.”
According to Booth, it will slash brick-manufacturing costs by 50%, making it much more cost effective for end users. Kwastina will be capable of producing 100 million bricks a year.
While Corobrik does export to Africa, Arabian Gulf and the US, its market is predominantly local.