Pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has seen a huge increase in the requirement for concrete hand-fittings and, in response, has invested in two new curing chambers as part of a wider expansion programme, allowing the company to increase capacity on certain key concrete hand fittings by 50 per cent.
With the key focus on Hip End and Block End Ridge concrete products – the investment will also allow the firm to produce more vent tiles and other handmade items.
Dan Hancox, Business Support Manager at Russell Roof Tiles says: “Following our green agenda, the new curing chambers have been designed to be fully insulated and temperature-controlled units to ensure optimisation of energy consumption and reduce wasted heat. This means we can be more efficient with a lower carbon footprint.
“The investment is to address the growing demand in the current climate and to provide greater flexibility in production. The main purpose of this project is to support Lockerbie to produce more fittings but a large portion of these are sold in the Midlands – so we have moved some production to the local area to avoid extra transportation costs and save on the environment.”