Agreement with B.N.K to build a new factory in El-Hoceinia, Algeria.

Equipceramic, S.A. and B.N.K (Briqueterie du Nord El Kehmis) concluded a contract for the construction of a second production line to manufacture bricks, owned by this company located in El-Hoceinia, Wilaya Aïn Defla, (Algeria).

The project consisted of the construction of a factory to manufacture hollow bricks and ceiling blocks with a production capacity of 210,000 tons/year. Drying and firing process are performed in a rapid dryer Celeris and in a traditional tunnel kiln, respectively, which are equipped with Equipceramic’s state-of-the-art technology. Dispatch packages are strapped so they can either be directly loaded on truck or collected by a forklift to store them in the yard.

The construction of this factory progressed at a good pace so the commissioning stage could be started at the beginning of January 2017, and the first kiln car with fired ware came out the kiln on the second February 2017.

Very soon, total production rate specified on the contract for hollow bricks was reached and end product shows excellent mechanical properties.