Pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, is unveiling a £1.7m capital investment programme for its Scottish tile plant.
Work is about to start on the company’s 11-acre site at Lochmaben in Scotland, one of three across the UK. It involves investment in a replacement building that will house a new packing system, including the firm’s first robotic packer and will be completed at Easter this year. The works also include a major upgrade to its utility plant, a full electrical upgrade and the introduction of mechanical improvements across key machinery.
This investment follows on from new moulds purchased for this production line back in 2019 and 2020. As well as £70,000 investment into new staff welfare facilities as well an upgrade and modernisation of its aluminium third round ridge manufacturing equipment.
This latest Investment is part of Russell Roof Tiles’ capital improvement plan to further enhance quality across the business, by utilising the latest innovations in manufacturing.
Managing director Andrew Hayward, said: “Over the past five years, we have invested significantly in new plant and equipment at all of our three sites to both increase manufacturing efficiencies and reduce our environmental impact.”