£200K machinery investment

Tuffx has bought a second Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging machine, a £200,000 investment that marks a key stage of development, the company said.

Tuffx already has an identical Bovone SLE machine at its factory in Knowsley, Merseyside, which was installed in August last year; a 12-wheel straight line edger that is designed to produce flat and arris profile, Bovone has enhanced the ELB HS – a high speed machine that can process glass at 4m a minute – so that it can produce greater volume while still retaining the highest possible quality of finish.

The Glass Machinery Company, supplied and installed the machines.

Tuffx’s operations director John Tierney said: “We were extremely impressed by the Bovone ELB HS, specifically the quality of the polished edge of the finished glass, and also the speed at which it operates. In addition to its other capabilities it enables us to polish 4m of glass a minute, which has really allowed us to dramatically increase our production volumes.”

Graham Price, managing director of Tuffx, said: “The main reason for such a large investment in machinery is simple: as a company, we’re growing. We need to have the best equipment in place in order to satisfy future demand for our extensive range of products while maintaining the market leading service that our customers have come to expect.”