RRT continues to invest in machinery

Russell Roof Tiles has invested a further £75,000 into machinery, with a new 1+1 injection moulding tool that is set to increase its production capacity.

Russell Roof Tiles invests in New Manufacturing Equipment

That takes its 2022 investment to almost £2.25 million, following the recent capital investment which the manufacturer made to its utility plant in Lochmaben, plus investment in injection moulding equipment.

The new injection moulding tool is the latest investment from the pitched roof tile manufacturer in its plastic and accessories site in Burton on Trent, which has already delivered an increase in production of Dry Verge Units by approx. 16%. The machinery also marks each accessory to assist with quality control and traceability on its dry fix products. The tool was manufactured just 20 miles from the factory, which is an important part of RRT’s policy and commitment to source locally, wherever possible, and support British businesses.

Injection moulding is a cost-effective way to create plastic components on a large volume basis. All tools are placed on a capital replacement programme, meaning that after its life span of 15 – 20 years it will be replaced again due to wear and tear, ensuring products are always manufactured to the highest quality using the latest equipment.

Russell Roof Tiles machinery

Dan Hancox, business support manager at the firm, said: “This as a long-term investment that helps to support us in increasing our production rate on our dry verge units, one of the most sort after elements of our roofing systems. We’re proud to be a leading producer of high-quality concrete and UPVC roofing solutions and with the manufacturing technology we have now, we can continue to be just that.”

The Dry verge units are handed to suit both sides of the verge as are the stop end units fixed in the eaves dry verge units. The Standard Dry Verge System manufactured by Russell Roof Tiles are in accordance with the requirements of BS 5534 and BS 8612 and is compatible with its Double Roman, Grampian, Highland and Pennine profiles.

Together the new moulding tool and the machine is continuing to increase the firm’s overall manufacturing capacity and provide products for leading UK housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects.

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