Investment boosts Russell’s dry fix capacity

Pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has invested £35,000 in upgrading its dry fix machinery to enable the business to increase capacity of its roofing accessories.

Russell Roof Tiles New Borche Machine

The firm has purchased a new injection moulding machine from Borche, to assist with the production of dry fix system components at Russell Roof Tiles Wetmore Lane site in Burton.  Last year, the company invested over £60,000 in upgrading its equipment, systems and technology at its sites in Burton and Lochmaben.

Designed to complement its own concrete roof tile products, Russell Roof Tiles has been manufacturing dry fix components at its dedicated site since 1988. This facility supplies over 75 per cent of the UPVC fittings required for the roofing projects it supplies.

Daniel Hancox, business support manager at Russell Roof Tiles said: “This new equipment replaces two older machines and will enable us to increase overall production output by around 30per cent.  More high-tech equipment also allows us to continue to be more energy efficient.

“Over the past five years, we have invested significantly in manufacturing processes to increase efficiencies and reduce our environmental impact.”

Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, added: “It is vital that construction materials manufacturers continue to invest in the latest technology to continue to drive the business forward.  This investment supports our service to customers whilst continuing to grow the business production capabilities.

“This investment is part of Russell Roof Tiles’ capital improvement plan to further enhance quality across the business, by utilising the latest innovations in technology, to increase output whilst reducing our carbon footprint.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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