Keeping on top

At a time of continued growth, pioneering Russell Roof Tiles is about to start a £1/2m investment programme at its Lochmaben factory.

As part of its on-going capital investment programme the firm is investing in new machinery and equipment in its utility and main tile plants on its 11-acre Halleaths site, one of three manufacturing sites in the UK.

The Lochmaben factory now employs a team of 70 making concrete roof tiles.

This latest investment follows a period of continued growth in the construction sector, with growing demand for roofing products for both housing and commercial projects. Gearing itself for continued and sustained growth, the company has now invested £7million in new capital equipment since it become independent six years ago (including this latest investment) across its sites.
Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, commented: “It’s important that Russells continues to invest in our manufacturing facilities, using the latest technology to continue to drive the business forward and keep up with current and predicted growth.”

The new equipment will help the firm to deliver existing and new customer orders and increases capacity for its growing collection of colours and profiles.

Russells tiles can be seen widely on roof tops across the UK, including two projects for Center Parcs in Woburn and Elveden.