Russell Roof Tiles has invested £5.7m in new capital equipment over the last five years, with almost £1m invested so far this year.

The ongoing investment covers all three of its manufacturing sites; two in Burton on Trent and one in Scotland. The investment programme enables the firm to increase capacity for its growing collection of colours and profiles.

The £5.7m investment includes pallets, moulds used for different profiles of tiles, installing and upgrading its lines plus £300,000 of new tooling and machinery for its plastics division. This expenditure is supported by more shifts and staff investment. The improvements in manufacturing improve speed and efficiency, providing a 30% increase in capacity at the Burton main tile factory.

Andrew Hayward, managing director at Russell Roof Tiles, said: “It is important as a UK manufacturer that we continue to gear up and invest in the latest technology to continue to drive the business forward. As well as investing in employee talent, it is vital that we continue to innovate and invest in plant and equipment.”