- Factor 3
The cost of equipment includes the procurement expense of asphalt mixing plant and ancillary equipment. An asphalt mixing plant is usually equipped with 2-3 loaders, and bitumen storage pools (which will be offered by asphalt mixing plant manufacturers at times). In terms of the vehicles for transporting asphalt mixture, some customers have their own fleets, while others use outsourced vehicles.
Besides, as some countries, such as China’s energy-saving and environmental protection requirements strengthened recently, greenhouses must be built for the storage of aggregate in many areas. It costs approx. CNY 3,000,000 (approx. USD 420,000), depending on the area of aggregate storage. Some of our clients took a more aggressive approach by enclosing the asphalt mixing plant, changing it into a “factory building” that would cost more.
The price of asphalt mixing plants can vary greatly. Taking the conventional model 2000 as an example, the market price ranges from CNY 2,000,000 to 4,000,000 (approx. USD 280,000 -560,000), which mainly due to various differences of different brands, for instance technical features, manufacturing processes, quality of components, stability of equipment operation, precision of measurement, quality of mixture, after-sales service and more. Expenses will further climb if supporting asphalt recycling equipment, environmental protection facilities and additive devices are in place based on the conventional equipment.