Russell Roof Tiles is celebrating special anniversaries for its two manufacturing plants in Lochmaben and Burton-on-Trent plus the start of a major investment programme.
In the UK manufacturing makes up 11 per cent of our GVA (gross value added) and directly employs 2.6 million people – the UK is the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world.
Russell Roof Tiles is a great example of successful British manufacturing. Despite the slowdown in the global economy having a huge impact on the construction industry, Russell Roof Tiles continues to successfully manufacture a range of concrete roof tiles and fittings. Both its manufacturing sites continue to innovate and develop new products.
In 2015 Russell Roof Tiles Lochmaben factory in South West Scotland celebrates 50 years of production and last year £¼ million was invested in upgrading and improving the Lochmaben site.It was the first UK factory to manufacture a one solution thin leading edge interlocking tile.
Its Burton-on-Trent factory celebrates 25 years and £2 million is to be invested to increase capacity in 2015.
As well as a growing tile range Russell Roof Tiles own dedicated plastics site has enjoyed investment of £850,000 this year to help it gear up to meet growing demand for dry-fix solutions to ensure roofing complies with the latest building regulation requirements.
Russell Roof Tiles has been an independent operation since 2011 when it acquired from CEMEX the international building materials suppliers and cement producers but the brand can trace its heritage back to 1892 in manufacturing and roof tiling to 1842.
To mark the factory anniversaries Russell Roof Tiles is planning a programme of activity to celebrate the milestone for both staff and customers.
Andrew Hayward, Managing Director at Russell Roof Tiles: 2015 is a huge milestone for our business and is a testimony to the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of our 160 staff across both sites and our loyal customers that we are still successfully manufacturing today.
There have been two major global recessions that have had a massive impact on the UK but we are still here and going strong as an independent business.
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