Million metre milestone

TuffX recently processed it’s one millionth linear metre of glass, on the Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging machine installed at its Merseyside manufacturing plant 24 months ago.

This milestone represents the consistently high customer demand that TuffX has experienced for its processed glass products, even while seven months into a global pandemic, the company said.

When TuffX purchased the machine – the company’s second – in October 2018, it marked a £200,000 commitment to growth, which has come to fruition despite the industry’s challenges this year.

The Bovone ELB 12 HS is used to finish edges on popular processed glass products, such as balcony screens and balustrade glass; processing glass thicknesses of 6mm-19mm at a speed of 4m/min. TuffX can also provide all of these glass thicknesses with a range of different tints.

“We were so impressed by the first Bovone ELB 12 HS we installed – the speed it operates at and the quality of the polished edge of the finish – that we promptly purchased a second, and dramatically increased our production volumes,” Graham Price, TuffX’s managing director, said

“Hitting the one-million-metre mark is a testament to the on-going high customer demand for our products and our ability to deliver the goods.”