Russell Roof Tiles completes £1 million manufacturing upgrade

Russell Roof Tiles has announced it has officially completed its latest £1 million manufacturing upgrade, the investment is to improve the efficiency of the facility.

The investment follows a £2 million utility plant investment at the site last year, which involved the firm’s first robotic packer helping to increase production speeds and efficiency.

Russell Roof Tiles completes 1million manufacturing upgrade to its Lochmaben site

Bruce Laidlaw, operations director, led the project and commented: “The new curing chamber provides us with more capacity which is almost three times larger, which means we can increase our output to meet the growing market demands.

“The machinery utilises the latest technology to make it more efficient, helping our efforts to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint.”

The recent upgrade, which has taken five months to complete, will further speed up manufacturing at the Scottish site.

The secretary for state for Scotland, Alister Jack, who has visited the site added: “It is good to see such confidence in Scottish manufacturing, and it will be a further boost to the local economy and community.

“When I visited the company, I saw for myself what an incredibly impressive operation they have. They have a great team who are committed to using the very best technology in their manufacturing processes.”

In 2022 Russell Roof Tiles announced its ambition to become a Net Zero business by 2040. The manufacturer works hard to source materials locally and were the first UK roof tile manufacturer to have achieved an “Excellent” rating for responsible supplier sourcing.

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