TuffX has made a £500k investment to further grow its production by expanding into an adjoining unit at its Knowsley premises.
This expansion is in addition to an ongoing 30,000ft2 extension that is due to be completed by the end of this year.
“We need additional space to create more room for our popular Infinity rooflights production, as well as for our innovative Glow heated glass production,” said TuffX’s Commercial Director Paul Higgins.
Glow is TuffX’s thermostatically controlled toughened safety glass designed for bifolds. The glass is electrically heated to temperatures up to 40°C, providing a heat source for homes that will be in line with the Government’s drive to net zero.
“The Future Homes standards which will be coming in 2025 will stipulate the requirements for purely electrical heating sources to be installed in new homes in order to reduce carbon emissions,” said Paul.
“In light of this, we’re expanding our premises ready to accommodate this new and exciting production line for electrically heated glass. The additional space will also ensure we can maintain the steady growth in production of our Infinity rooflights and walk-on glass products.”
TuffX’s latest expansion is the company’s most recent step in what has been a consistent track record of investment in recent years, which has seen the leading glass specialist invest multi-millions in additional machinery, space and staff.
“The increased space will help us optimise our factory layout to best advantage, which will in turn boost our output,” said Paul.
“Our Infinity range continues to be popular among homeowners and installers not least thanks to its ‘straight from the box’ easy to fit installation. And now, with our additional focus on our heated glass Glow, we have the space we need to ensure we remain at the forefront of supplying the specialist glass products we know customers want.”