Brick manufacturer Michelmersh Brick Holdings has completed the expansion of its Sussex-based Freshfield Lane brickworks, which will increase manufacturing capacity by six million bricks.
The £2.2 million expansion project at Freshfield Lane brickworks extends capacity at the plant by 20%.
Michelmersh said the project has been completed “within budget” and “on schedule”, with the plant now having the capability of producing 36 million bricks per annum.
The investment encompassed a new clay preparation area, an additional brick making machine, extending drier capacity and the erection of a new ‘clamp’ for firing the bricks.
The Project, which took a year to complete, was managed internally and utilised the Group’s engineering team.
Martin Warner, CEO, said: “The Group continues to perform well and we are pleased to have achieved this expansion within budget and on schedule and look forward to seeing the benefits come into fruition for MBH going forward.”
In addition, the Board confirmed trading across the Group has been strong in the early part of the year. The Group’s Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2014 will be released on 23 March 2015.