MX Group has welcomed the arrival of its new shower tray production factory. The new factory is capable of producing 200 shower trays an hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – adding up to 1.68 million shower trays a year at full capacity.

It will be producing 12,000 shower trays a week during its first three months on stream before stepping up to 16,000 a week for the last three months of the company’s financial year.

MX Group chairman Bernard Robinson said: “This automated plant runs with a 42-man production team, with very limited manual intervention. It’s a joy to watch it in action – it’s cutting edge technology producing quality, totally repeatable products. We’re looking forward to winding up the production levels after an initial conservative approach to get the factory up and running smoothly.”

The new factory is the icing on the cake as the business progresses as a genuine one stop shop for shower related products. As well as being a manufacturer of shower trays, MX offers a wide range of electric showers, thermostatic shower valves, shower enclosures, brassware and the widest range of shower accessories in the UK, from its factories in Tewkesbury and Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.