How to Start Block Industry Business in Nigeria (2024)

Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 08:23 pm

The block industry is becoming more viable and profitable, particularly as more buildings are produced all day and emerging innovations are incorporated into the process. It is primarily a business that flourishes in both urban and rural settings. Now is the moment to reconsider your business decision. This post will walk you through everything you need to know to get your block manufacturing firm up and running in Nigeria.

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Let us now take a peek at what needs to be done in order to establish a successful building block company in Nigeria presently. This is an extremely successful business opportunity that will require a lot of dedication to succeed. The steps necessary in beginning a cement block manufacturing firm in the country are outlined below.

The steps to starting a cement block factory/industry in Nigeria are as follows:


To be successful in this business, you must follow basic measures at the commencement phase. This will assist you in understanding the risks and potential dangers associated with the business. As a result, it’s critical to perform research about the company sector, as well as the types of high-demand blocks, costs, and competitiveness.

This should assist you in developing a competitive advantage in the market as well as a winning approach. It is critical to document the results of this step in order to create your block industry strategic plan.


Following the documentation of the block industry business plan, the next step is to register the company with the CAC and other recognized agencies. By registering your firm, you will gain access to financing and other options targeted to businesspeople.

With a company registered, you can also bid on contracts to deliver blocks and other building materials for the municipal, state, and federal governments, as well as private companies.


Block making itself is a capital-intensive business, with setup costs ranging from millions to billions of dollars, based on the scale at which you wish to begin. The cost of acquiring land in a desirable location might be rather considerable. You’ll also need to obtain raw materials, drill a borehole, and acquire block-making equipment, among other things. Also, set apart at minimum two months’ worth of employee salary.

A manual moulder in Nigeria costs between ₦10,000 and ₦15,000, whereas a vibrating machine costs between ₦100,000 and ₦150,000. You’ll also need to invest in a lister generator and other tools. You can begin with one or two moulders, based on your scale.

On the whole, if you wouldn’t to be short of funds, just budget for something around ₦2 million to cover for the kick-off capital.


A block industry can be started by renting, leasing, or owning land in a certain area. Since it can impair the value of your block, this site should not be located in a muddy or wet location. Above all, be sure that your location is accessible by vehicle, truck, or other mode of transportation.


A block-making enterprise necessitates a plentiful supply of water. Water is utilized to blend sand and cement, mold blocks, and water the blocks on a regular schedule until they are strong. Sink a borehole or dig a well if you don’t have access to a natural water source such as a stream or river, and then build tanks. Simply ensure that you have a constant supply of water.


The following is a list of some of the tools used in the block industry:

Blocks are commonly made with a lister generator.

  • Molder: This would be the machine that produces the blocks.
  • Wood Carriers: It is a smooth wooden plank that is extremely useful in the block industry since it allows for easy block carrying.
  • Supply Truck: Dependent on your business model, you may be able to obtain delivery trucks.
  • Concrete Mixer – A concrete mixer is a machine that blends sand, cement, and water in the proper proportions.

You’ll still need a shovel, a headpan, a wheelbarrow, and other tools.


Machinery controllers, mixers, laborers, loaders, and drivers are all needed in a normal block industry operation.

The machine operator is in charge of the machine’s handling and operation. The workmen transfer the blocks from the molder to the drying point while the mixers mix the cement and sand that goes into the molder.

A cashier or supervisor is also an option (optional). You’ll also need a driver to transport the blocks to various customers, as well as loaders to load and unload the blocks.


The raw components for block production include sand, cement, and water. Begin by gathering a supply that will last at least a week so you don’t run out of materials at a critical moment.

For block production, three types of sand are required: sharp sand, stone dust, and common mud sand.

For the cement, research the best cement for making a strong block and use it.


Certainly, the business of moulding blocks relies on the production of blocks and that’s how to generate the income. Definitely, you’re one step to this.

After you’ve gathered all of your materials and equipment, you may begin creating the blocks. This necessitates the combining of cement, sand, and gravel with water.

A bag of cement may make a particular number of blocks: 35–40 (9 inches), 50–55 (6 inches), and 60–65 (4 inches). They are available for purchase at various costs.

Also, to maximize profit, search for strategies to scale your production on a daily basis.


I believe you can start a block industry business with this information. The information we gave in this article will be very helpful if you apply it to the field tested strategy. Block making is a lucrative business that needs meticulous attention to detail and a firm desire to succeed. Since you have no prior understanding in the business sector, start small and work your way up.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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