Carthagobrique makes the decision of investing again in Tunisia

Carthagobrique, a branch of the Poulina Group dedicated to the manufacture of heavy clay products, decided once again to reinforce its position in the heavy clay sector and Equipceramic was newly assigned to develop the project.

The contracts between the two parties were signed the last month of January and both companies are determined to make all the efforts to conclude the works by the end of 2023.

The project is aimed at building three production units, each one with a capacity of 800 t/day. Two of these three factories will be twin units and they will be in Tadjerouine, in the west area of Tunisia and the third one will be built in Jabel el Ouest, next to the factory also owned by Carthagobrique with a production capacity of 1200 t/day that was also built by Equipceramic.

 

The Poulina Group already owns a brickworks in the same area called BJO which is a clear proof of the capacity of this Group to be in advance of their time since their main condition for being entrusted with the project was working with consumption parameters never used till that moment. Equipceramic took great care to meet this demand by applying cutting-edge construction techniques duly approved in advance by the customer. However, for this new project consisting of building three factories, Carthagobrique has pushed our company to take a step further in the optimisation of these parameters and mainly to build entirely robotised factories to reduce the number of maintenance interventions.
Equipceramic has accepted the challenge and has put a fully innovative project on the table in terms of automated systems and robotics to simply all handling lines in the factories from the dryer tray loading and unloading equipment up to the final packaging station.

Factories will be equipped of a robot-based system to collect wet ware and load it on dryer trays as well as to introduce dryer cars into the dryer. This same system will be used to take dryer cars out the dryer and to unload dry products to lead them to the setting station.

The drying installation will consist of a Barna type dryer since it has proved a unique capacity for drying hollow and semi hollow bricks and it has no equal up to the moment in terms of drying simplicity and global energy consumption.

Products will be set on kiln cars by a set of robots.

The kiln will be a Gaudí type because its qualities from the point of view of quality and consumption have been widely proven.

The fired ware unloading line will also be equipped of robots to make the different operations simpler and it will consist of two parallel lines to ensure a better flexibility in work.

With this project, Equipceramic is getting ready to overcome a challenge that will reinforce its leadership in the Tunisian market and, in general, in the Arab Maghreb region.

A special care will be given to the environmental impact of the three factories. All required measures will be taken to prevent any toxic substance from damaging the environment. Carthagobrique is strongly committed to being very strict about this point.
 

Equipceramic has accepted the challenge and has put a fully innovative project on the table in terms of automated systems and robotics to simply all handling lines in the factories from the dryer tray loading and unloading equipment up to the final packaging station.