Overview of the European autoclaved aerated concrete industry

Part 2: Key manufacturers, plant engineering and technologies

The economic crisis has not bypassed the European autoclaved aerated concrete industry. The first plants have been decommissioned or temporarily shut down. Pressure on the price of aerated concrete has grown. It is in the interest of manufacturers to focus on commercially viable utilization rates. The market is fragmented: the two leading companies account for 40% of market share while the top 10 account for only 61 % in total. However, it is clear that there will be significant changes over the coming years, in particular as a result of new plants that are now constructed in Eastern Europe which will profit from the latest technology and will, in part, replace old plants. Part 2 of this market overview takes a closer look at the key manufacturers and the most important technologies for producing autoclaved aerated concrete. 

The first part of the market overview (BFT INTERNATIONAL 12/2009) focused on current and future market developments, sales figures and selected countries.

 

The largest manufacturers

The autoclaved aerated concrete industry in Europe is relatively fragmented. Within that market, including Turkey, there are 189 production plants with a total capacity of 42 million m3 and a production output in 2008 of 29.7 million m3, which corresponds to an average utilization of 70.6% [1]. While the EAACA member states of EU27 had the lowest utilization rates in 2008, the utilization rates in the eastern...

Related articles:

Issue 2010-12 WBK Modernization Concept for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Production Proves Itself Again

Compact Cutting Line WKB CL 4 Increases the Production Output

First discussions about the possibilities of modernizing the autoclaved aerated concrete factory of Zhitomirskij kombinat silikatnyh izdelij (Zhitomir/Ukraine) took place in 2009. It was of top...

more
Issue 2009-12 New compact cutting line

Modernisation of aerated autoclaved concrete production

“With their newly developed compact cutting line WK CL W+K Maschinfabrik GmbH meet the increased demand for modernization concepts in the production of AAC. Many of the customers – especially in the...

more
Issue 2010-04 Rusian market is growing

Further turn key AAC plant was build

The successful negotiations with one of the biggest investors in the building sector in Krasnodar region in Russia resulted in the building of a turn key AAC plant. The plant with the total production...

more
Issue 2018-11 ICAAC

375 visitors from 41 countries at the 6th ICAAC

The 6th International Conference on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, held from September 4 to 6, 2018 in Germany at the University Potsdam for the first time, set new standards for the following...

more
Issue 2010-03

W+K Industry GmbH · Hall C1, booth 220

W+K Industry GmbH, an internationally recognized manufacturer of high-tech investment goods for the building materials industry, will display, amongst others, innovative machinery and plant concepts...

more