Concrete mixing plants: efficiency, innovation and future challenges

Concrete mixing plants are the backbone of a constantly evolving construction industry.

While it is interesting to know the innovations and challenges of the future, it is also important to emphasise a fundamental aspect such as the efficiency of the concrete mixing plants.


What concrete mixing plants are and what they are used for

The operational efficiency of these plants is constantly evolving and goes hand in hand with new technologies and new working methods.

But what are concrete mixing plants and what are they used for? Answering these questions also helps understanding the innovations in the industry and the challenges it will soon face.

Concrete mixing plants are structures made for the production of concrete. They are able to combine cement, aggregates (sand, gravel, stone), water and sometimes additives to create this fundamental material in the construction industry.

The indicated ingredients are dosed within these plants. The quality and characteristics of concrete depend precisely on the proportions of the individual components and this is why it is an essential first step.

This is followed by the concrete mixing phase, which can take place on site or in special trucks equipped during transport to the construction site.

There are two types of concrete mixing plants :


  • Fixed installations: They are permanently installed in one location and are ideal for long-term projects or centralized concrete production.
  • Mobile systems: thanks to their characteristics can be moved from one site to another. They are especially ideal for managing projects in remote areas or for projects that require less concrete.

Mobile concrete mixing plants and future challenges

In a future that requires more and more flexibility, even in the construction sector, the possibility of being able to easily move the mixing plants from one site to another is undoubtedly a winner.

In addition, it is important to note that the production of concrete on site significantly reduces both the time, but especially the costs associated with transporting the material from fixed installations.

This also makes it possible to produce concrete, adapting to the specific needs of the project in real time.

But there is much more. In a future perspective, which focuses heavily on environmental sustainability, mobile concrete mixing plants can contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint and the use of non-renewable resources.

In this way it is possible to adapt not only to future challenges, but also to increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

From this point of view, Blendplants has always distinguished itself in the field of mobile concrete mixing plants, following new trends and making its own expectations for an increasingly sustainable future.

In the vast catalogue of Blendplants products you can find a series of machines to be used in various contexts, always taking advantage of the convenience of plant mobility.

All Blendplants  concrete mixing plants are independent and allow the transport of all the components for the realization of high quality concrete, which can be used in many civil construction projects and not only. Even large projects, in tunnels or by rail, can be realized with the elements in the catalog, so as to support any type of activity.