Manufacturing facility expanded

TuffX has recently taken on an additional 20,000ft2 unit that adjoins its existing 55,000ft2 factory, which creates 75,000ft2 space dedicated to quality glass manufacture.

This extra space will house one of the company’s three laminating lines alongside a third, additional glass cutting line, a second digital printing machine, and a new Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging machine.

The £200,000 Bovone straight line edger is the second machine of its type at TuffX and is capable of processing 4m of glass a minute.

The expanded factory will also enable TuffX to optimise the layout of its existing facilities, and create space for more glass cutting equipment in the near future.

TuffX operations director John Tierney said: “The addition of almost 50% more space is fantastic news for TuffX as not only does it allow us to house new machinery, but it gives us the perfect opportunity to re-organise the current factory layout so that we can be as efficient as possible. We’ve been gearing up for growth and we now have the infrastructure in place to be able to deliver on expected demand going forward.”

Managing director Graham Price said: “TuffX has enjoyed a period of strong growth, and we’re looking forward to even more in the long term so the new and improved factory marks yet another important development for us.”