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Investment goes through the roof for Russell Roof Tiles

Russell Roof Tiles have continued their capital investment programme.

Investment goes through the roof for Russell Roof Tiles

The company has invested £5.7million in new capital equipment since it became independent five years ago, with almost £1million invested so far this year.

The ongoing investment covers all three of its award-winning manufacturing sites, two in Burton on Trent and one in Scotland. The investment programme enables the firm to deliver existing and new customer orders and increases capacity for its growing collection of colours and profiles.

Russell Roof Tiles was one of the first manufacturers to market with its thinner leading edge designs – responding to local authority planning requirements for a thinner profile roof tile. Sales of thinner leading edge have doubled over the last three years and no account for over 30per cent of sales.

The £5.7million investment includes “pallets”, moulds used for different profiles of tiles, installing and upgrading its lines plus £300k of new tooling and machinery for its plastics division. this expenditure is supported by more shifts and staff investment. Improvements in manufacturing improve speed and accuracy, providing a 30per cent increase in capacity at the Burton main tile factory.

Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles said: “It is important as a UK manufacturer we continue to gear up and invest in the latest technology to continue to drive the business forward. As well as investing in employee talent it is vital that we continue to innovate and invest in plant and equipment.”

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