July 28, 2021

Following continuing growth in demand for its toughened safety glass products, TuffX has purchased another new Bovone SLE machine – it’s third in as many years – which has been installed in the company’s recently expanded Merseyside factory.

“We’re continuing to see ongoing customer demand for both our toughened laminated and single toughened glass products,” said TuffX’s Managing Director Graham Price.

“We’ve already made significant investments in order to expand our facilities, and our recent factory expansion means we have more space to optimise factory workflow and up the number of machines that can fit into the space for the best possible output.

“The addition of another Bovone SLE machine for us is just the latest in a series of improvements we’ve made and continue to make in order to expand our output and production speed to meet this customer demand for safe, high-performing glass, along with the unrivalled quality finish, tight lead time and high standards of service that our customers know to expect from us.”

The Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging (SLE) machine represents a £180,000 investment and is set to further increase production volumes for the leading safety glass specialist.

The Bovone machines, used to finish edges on popular processed glass products such as balcony screens and balustrade glass at varying thicknesses, can produce flat and arris profiles at a speed of four metres-per-minute, processing glass at greater volumes whilst retaining the highest possible quality of finish.

TuffX’s latest purchase has been installed at the specialist glass manufacturer’s Knowsley-based factory, which increased its footprint to 80,000ft2 earlier this year after it expanded into an adjoining unit in order to step up production of its increasingly popular Infinity range of rooflights and walk-on glass products.

It has been a period of high customer demand and growth for specialist glass which TuffX has been quick to respond to, said Graham: “We are committed to continuing to invest to stay ahead of the growing demand for our broad range of products, while ensuring our tight lead times and high standards of service and quality remain unsurpassed – after all, that’s what has kept us at the forefront of glass processing for nearly 25 years so far.”