Our products at a glance:

It's a long way from raw materials through the mixture to the finished stone. Many plant components are involved in this process. Only if the system components are matched, can one be assured of a smooth process and economical operation of the block making plant. Learn about our Concrete block production plants.

It's a long way from raw materials over mixture to the finished (Curb)stone. Masa Curbstone presses were developed to fulfill among other criteria, the special requirements of the "British Standard" curbstones. This "British Standard" is still a condition in countries of the Middle East and the UK. Learn about our Curbstone production plants.

The manufacturing of autoclaved aerated concrete products demands high standards for mixing and dosing of the aggregates, the control of the fermentation process and the control of each production step. Masa's aerated concrete installations are proven advanced technology processes, designed according to customers specific requirements. This approach allows complete solutions to ensure highly efficient, optimised processes resulting in consistent final product quality. Learn about our AAC production plants.

It's a long way from raw materials through the mixture to the finished sand lime bricks. Many plant components are involved in this process. Only if the system components are matched, can one be assured of a smooth process and economical operation of the sand lime brick production plant. Learn about our Sand lime brick production plants.

The slab press UNI 2000 is the heart of any plant for the manufacture of concrete slabs. In addition, dosing and mixing plants, take-off devices with direct washing units and storage systems as well as machines and equipment for slab refinement and packaging are required. Masa can offer the complete know-how for the production of concrete slabs. This is the decisive advantage for our customers: Planning, design, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, training, maintenance and continuous support during production – all from one supplier. Learn about our Concrete slab production plants.

Masa LithoPore® is a mineral building material that is processed into a vapour-permeable thermal insulation panel. Learn more about Masa-LithoPore®

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110 Years of high professional competence

110 Years of experience
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110 Years of Masa

Milestones of the Masa Group

Alois Smaritschnik, founder of the company and name giver of Masa, would have never imagined that 110 years later the blue and yellow Masa machines are supplied to customers around the world.

Masa History
  • 1905 - 1940: The early years
    1905

    On August 14th, 1905 Alois Smaritschnik established a smith and locksmith operation in Andernach. In addition, the business repairs machinery and begins to manufacture individual machines for the emerging industry surrounding the Andernach area.

    1930s

    The company grows from a craft business into a booming machine factory after Mr. Smaritschnik’s three sons join the company.
    The machine factory mainly produces lifting devices and conveying systems, including gantry cranes and specialized lifting devices.
    At this time Masa starts producing hand moulds and vibration tables for the local pumice industry.

  • 1940 - 1960: New beginning after World War II
    1945

    After the end of World War II, the Allied Forces confiscate the company for the purposes of the rebuilding and maintenance of the Rhine fleet.

    After the confiscation, the Allied Forces retain 70% of the company as a part of the reparation.

    1948

    With the introduction of the currency reform, two of the founder’s sons leave the company. The remaining son and engineer, Peter Alois Smaritschnik takes over the family business.
    The combination of the abundant pumice resource found in the area surrounding Andernach and the enormous demand for building materials for postwar building creates a need for machines to provide to these growth industries.

    1956

    Peter Alois Smaritschnik dies unexpectedly at the beginning of 1956. His wife Else Smaritschnik takes over the company.

  • 1960 - 1980: Entering the global market
    1960

    At the beginning of the 1960’s Masa expands its supply of machines to a world-wide basis. International representatives expand Global marketing efforts.

    1964

    Peter Josef Smaritschnik, son of Peter Alois and Else becomes the first shareholder of Masa in its transformation into a limited partnership company.

    1965

    The industry begins shifting from manual to automated technology. Masa leads the industry in this industrial evolution.

    1972

    Masa develops the first electric control world-wide for block making machines and plants.

    1978

    Masa supplies the first block making machine using big pallets to the American and Middle East markets.

  • 1980 - 2000: Product expansion and strengthening of Masa's market position
    1980

    In the 1980’s through the late 1990’s, Masa gains additional market shares world-wide. This growth is especially strong in the USA and Middle East markets. Exports of machines and complete plants grow substantially.

    1982

    In 1982 Peter Josef Smaritschnik passes away. His wife Olga Smaritschnik, who today is Olga Vercammen becomes the new owner of Masa and continues to run the business.

    1993

    The relocation from its previous near the Andernach harbor to its current address of Masa-Str. 2 is completed in October, 1993. With the expansion of facilities and the extended production capacity, Masa is prepared for the future.

    1995

    The increased expansion and internationality of the company’s business leads to the change to an incorporated company.

    1999

    Masa purchases the famous Henke Maschinenfabrik in Porta Westfalica. This greatly expands the market position and product range which now includes: block production, slab production, sand-lime brick production, and autoclaved aerated concrete block production.

  • 2000 - 2010: Expansion and establishing subsidiaries worldwide
    2000

    In the 2000's, and continuing today, Masa grows worldwide and establishes subsidiaries in the USA, China, Russian, India and in the UAE.

    Based on their reliable, long lasting, and block machinery with the well reputable brand machines "Record" and "Variant", Masa and Masa Henke jointly develop in 2000 the new generation block machine "Record 9001 XL" with the best features with regard to height control, productivity, and efficiency.

    2001

    Founding of "Masa-USA" with 50 % of foreign participation

    Setting up the establishment "Masa Middle East FZCO" in Dubai (VAE) with 30 % foreign participation.

    2002

    The 2002 acquisition of the market leader Dorstener Maschinenfabrik strengthens further the company’s market position in the field of sand lime brick production and adds further know-how with regard to autoclaved aerated concrete block production.

    Setting up a representative office in Moscow.

    2003

    Founding of the "Masa Building Material Machinery Co. Ltd." in Tianjin, China.

    2006

    Founding of the "Masa Concrete Plants India Private Limited" in Bangalore, India.

    2008

    "Masa-USA" becomes a 100 % subsidiary of Masa AG.

    2009

    "Masa-Middle East FZCO" becomes a 90 % subsidiary of Masa AG.

  • 2010 - 2016: Continuous development of Masa Group
    2010

    With the 2010 change of the legal structure from Masa AG to Masa GmbH, creates a uniformity of the brand identity of the entire Masa Group.

    2014

    The industry participation fund CGS III becomes a majority owner of the Masa Group. The previous majority shareholder remains involved in the company. There is a continuous future assured for the development of the Masa Group.

    2016

    Masa and its subsidiaries are based at 8 locations arround the globe.