Andrew Hayward is managing director at Russell Roof Tiles.

Manufacturing credentials cemented

Published:  02 December, 2014

Next year is going to be a memorable one for Russell Roof Tiles as the company celebrates a double anniversary for its two manufacturing plants in Lochmaben and Burton-on-Trent, as well as the start of a major investment programme.

In 2015 Russell Roof Tiles’ Lochmaben factory in South West Scotland will celebrate 50 years of production, while its Burton-on-Trent factory will celebrate 25 years. The business will also start a £2m investment programme in Burton-on-Trent to increase capacity. Last year £250,000 was invested in upgrading and improving the Lochmaben site.

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.

Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “Next year 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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