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Baxi unveils specialist commercial heat pump facility and new heat pump technology

Baxi Specialist Commercial Heat Pump facility in Vilafranca del Penedes

Baxi has hosted its first official visit to its €13 million (£11 million) commercial heat pump R&D and laboratory site in Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain. Its 7,000m² factory, located near Barcelona and opened just last year, is focused on developing and producing commercial heat pump technology. Its site boasts complete …

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Forterra dispatches first bricks from new Desford factory

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Brick maker Forterra has dispatched the first load of bricks from its new Desford factory in Leicestershire, the biggest and most efficient manufacturing plant in Europe. The company has invested £95 million into future-proofing the factory to achieve outstanding overall equipment effectiveness while upgrading production capacity to 185 million bricks …

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Etex set to double production capacity with new factory

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Etex is set to double the plasterboard production capacity of its Ferrybridge plant upon the opening of its new factory in 2023. Work is well underway for the new 57,000m2 Siniat facility, which comes at a time when plasterboard and timber shortages continue to put pressure on the supply chain. …

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JCB gets back to work at five UK factories

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Five of JCB’s UK factories are starting production again, following the manufacturing giant’s implementation of safety measures to protect factory workers in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The majority of JCB’s 6,500 UK employees have been furloughed since April, although some at the Uttoxeter factory have been making ventilators. …

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Condensate Pro opens new factory

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Condensate Pro, the product designed to save time, cost and callbacks by protecting condensate pipes freezing in low temperatures, has announced it has opened a new manufacturing facility. The factory, located in Hathersage, Derbyshire has been fully kitted out to meet the orders now coming in for the Condensate Pro …

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Ibstock plans new £45m brick factory


Brick manufacturer Ibstock is to build a new £45m clay brick factory in Walsall. Chief executive Joe Hudson said: “Within our Clay division, which is operating in a market in which demand for bricks exceeds that available from domestic manufacturing capacity, we have a number of opportunities to enhance capacity …

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Superglass completes £37m factory upgrade

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Superglass has completed the redevelopment of its Stirling manufacturing site. The investment, which at £37million is one of the largest in Scottish engineering and manufacturing in recent years, was announced in December 2017. Now complete, it will double the site’s capacity to around 60,000 tonnes of glass wool insulation annually. …

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Knauf Insulation completes £7m upgrade

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  Knauf Insulation has completed a £7m upgrade of its manufacturing plant in Cwmbran, South Wales, which will increase its capacity by 6%. The improvements include a complete rebuild of the furnace at the heart of the plant. The work has been completed as part of a £200m investment programme …

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More than 1400 visitors attend EGGER Hexham open days

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Over 1400 people attended two open days at EGGER Hexham, Northumberland’s largest manufacturing employer. The leading wood-based materials manufacturer opened its doors over the weekend for the local community to find out more about its operations. The free family-friendly open days, held on September 15th and 16th, were organised with …

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Ibstock Brick invests £7.6 million at Lodge Lane

Ibstock Brickss Staffordshire Blue Brindle Dragface is manufactured at Lodge Lane

Ibstock Brick has invested £7.6 million at the home of its Stafford Slate Blue brick – a move which will boost production by up to 8 million bricks a year. Lodge Lane in Cannock opened in 1991. The investment project, which included a new kiln, started in January 2017 with …

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