Specialist safety glass manufacturer, TuffX, has expanded its Knowsley-based factory by 10,000ft2, bringing the total factory footprint up to 80,000ft2, in order to ramp-up production of its increasingly popular Infinity range of rooflights and walk-on glass units.
The move, which has seen TuffX take possession of an adjoining unit to its existing Merseyside premises and recruit additional staff, comes hot on the heels of last year’s factory expansion to accommodate its third, state-of-the-art Glaston glass tempering furnace.
Commenting on this latest expansion, Graham Price, Managing Director at TuffX, said: “Our Infinity range of walk-on glass units are thermally insulated to meet the required standards and tested to withstand forces up to 4kn/m2. We believe they are the only structurally-sound walk-on units on the market to currently meet these standards, and as a result, demand has been steadily increasing. Our latest factory expansion was necessary to accommodate this, along with the growing popularity of our Infinity All Glass rooflight, which was launched in December last year.”
The factory expansion will allow extra space for the in-house manufacture of Infinity range components, as well as assembly of the complete units to ensure smooth and swift installation ‘out of the box’.
Graham added: “This extra space to manufacture our components in-house will also mean that some of the component supply issues currently affecting the industry will not impact on our orders, which is another win for TuffX customers.
“It will also enable us to maintain the efficiency and focus on quality that we strive to deliver. As the market demand for safe and high-performing glass products increases, we are making every effort to sustain the tight lead times and high standards of service our customers have come to expect. Our latest expansion is further demonstration of our ongoing commitment to this.”