No Ceiling As Glass Co Grows

A factory

Glass manufacturer, TuffX, has applied for planning permission to increase its Knowsley premises by a further 30,000sq.ft in the latest stage of its expansion plans which currently appear to have no ceiling.

Combined with its existing 80,000sq.ft facility, the proposed addition will bring the total factory area to a whopping 110,000sq.ft.

The move, made in response to continuing high demand for TuffX’s products and follows the addition of an extra 10,000sq.ft of factory space earlier this year, allowing the company to ramp-up production of its increasingly popular Infinity range of rooflights and walk-on glass units.

Further investment to future-proof the business comes in the form of new machinery including a third cutting line, a fourth glass furnace, a second screen printing machine and a third insulated glass line.

This comes after the purchase of a new Bovone SLE machine, made earlier this year, as well as recent investment in a state-of-the-art Glaston RC Series furnace and Bottero cutting line, as part of TuffX’s ongoing commitment to increase both throughput and efficiency.


 “We’re making this latest investment in our premises, which we hope will be completed by Autumn 2022, to keep up with the continuing demand for both our processed glass products and our popular Infinity range.”

– Graham Price 

Managing director, TuffX


Challenging market

"This, combined with our further investment in machinery, will allow us to continue offering TuffX customers the reliable service they know, despite the challenging market conditions the industry is currently facing,” adds TuffX' Price.


Staff and fleet

With a consistent track-record of investment in recent years, the new developments form the latest part of the glass specialist’s long-term plan for growth. As well as factory expansion and machinery purchases, this has included the recruitment of more staff and the addition of three new 13-tonne Mercedes trucks to the TuffX fleet, bringing the total number of TuffX vehicles on the road to 34.

Picture: The TuffX factory continues to expand.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
24th November 2021


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