TuffX has extended its factory by 10,000ft, making room for new machinery to support the on-going growth in production of its popular Infinity roof lights range.
The Knowsley premises has expanded into an adjoining unit, with the additional space dedicated to the production of Infinity products. The premises are being increased to meet growing demand for the leading toughened safety glass specialist’s range of roof lights, walk-on units, fire-rated walk on units and roof lanterns.
As part of the expansion, in what will be a £1m investment in total, TuffX has purchased more new machinery to support its growing output. This includes a new TK heat soak oven and a Dip-Tech digital printing machine, which will be used not only to print opaque borders onto Infinity glass products but also to allow patterns to be added to other TuffX products, such as personalising balcony glass with company logos, for example.
TuffX has also purchased a fourth Bovone straight line edging (SLE) machine, which is used to finish edges on popular processed glass products such as balcony and balustrade glass at varying thicknesses. This machine will go into the original factory site where more space has now been created after the relocation of Infinity’s production.
“Demand for our infinity roof lights has grown year on year since their introduction, as they’ve proved popular with homeowners and installers alike thanks to their easy ‘straight from the box’ installation,” said TuffX’s Commercial Director Paul Higgins.
“Demand for laminated glass has also grown, due to the popularity of glass balustrades and balconies in both commercial and residential properties. So increasing our premises will ensure we have the room and equipment we need to meet these demands.
“Our factory expansion is the latest part of our planned schedule of on-going investment which has included more machinery, space, staff and fleet vehicles. So we can ensure we have what and who we need to make sure our specialist products get to the people who want them – on time, anywhere in the UK, all produced and delivered with the consistently high quality our customers know to expect from us.”