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.

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 more about our plants for the production of AAC.

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.

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

Our service:

Masa plants and machines are installed and commissioned by our own experienced fitters. Masa relies on qualified personnel, trained in Germany. Read more about the assembly and commissioning of your production line.

The Masa Lifetime service extends far beyond the actual assembly and commissioning of a plant. Masa can rely on specific know-how and an industry experience of more than 110 years. Find out more about the wide range of Masa Lifetime services.

Do you need support with your machine? Masa Support scores in both quality and significantly improved accessibility. Whether "first aid" for technical problems, updates, functional expansions of your production plant or technical questions, the know-how provided by Masa Support covers a wide range of services. Get information now.

One of the keys to increasing productivity and quality is continuous training of the machine and maintenance personnel.
The acquired know-how will pay off quickly: You and your employees only know how good a Masa machine or plant actually is, if all functions, tricks and fine adjustments are known. Learn more about Masa Customer training.

Are you looking for your contact? The Masa Service team introduces itself. All contact details can be found here.

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Expertise since 1905

Experience combined with the commitment
of 500 employees worldwide

Milestones of the Masa Group

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

Masa History
  • 1905 - 1940: The early years

    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.


    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

    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.


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


    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.

  • 1960 - 1980: Entering the global market

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


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


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


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


    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

    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.


    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.


    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.


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


    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

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

    In 2000, Masa and Masa-Henke jointly developed the new "Record 9001 XL" block machine with the best characteristics in terms of height control, productivity and efficiency, based on their many years of experience and expertise from the two renowned brand machines "Record" and "Variant".


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

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


    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 of a representative office in Moscow.


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


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


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


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

  • 2010 - 2024: Continuous development of Masa Group

    The change of legal form from Masa AG to Masa GmbH in 2010 creates a uniform brand image for the entire Masa Group.


    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.


    Masa and its subsidiaries are based in several locations arround the globe.