Ready mix concrete was first patented in Germany in 1903, its commercial delivery was not possible due to lack of transportation needs. The first commercial delivery was made in Baltimore USA in 1913.The first revolving drum type transit mixer was developed in 1926.



In 1931, a RMC plant was set up for the construction of Heath row airport,London. In the mid 90’s there were about 1100 RMC plants in UK consuming about 45% of cement produced in that country. In Europe in 1997 there were 5850 companies producing a total of 305 million cusecs of RMC.


In USA by 1990, around 72% (more than 2/3rd) of cement produced was being used by various RMC plants. In Japan first RMC plant was set up in 1949. By 1992 Japan was the then largest producer of RMC, producing 18196 million tons of concrete. In many other countries of the world including some of the developing countries like Taiwan, Malaysia etc, RMC industry is well developed.


 Development in India


In India RMC plant arrived in 1950’s and use was restricted to only major construction projects such as, Bhakra dam was the first projects were RMC was used.Later on RMC was used for other large projects such as construction of long span bridges  industrial complexes etc. The first RMC plant was set up in Pune in 1993.