£10m Tobermore factory brings jobs boost

David Henderson (MD) and Trevor Smyth (works manager) celebrate the first blocks produced in Tobermore’s new £10 million factory

PAVING and walling manufacturer Tobermore has marked completion of a new £10 million production facility, which is creating dozens of jobs.

Earlier this year, Tobermore announced £30 million investment and the creation of 95 jobs to satisfy growth plans. The company revealed it has ramped up production in response to a ‘surge’ in demand for the firm’s hard landscaping products.

The new plant, which boasts a HESS block paving machine, has created jobs across departments such as production, despatch sales and administration. This is Tobermore’s fourth block paving manufacturing facility and is projected to increase production capacity by over 30%.

David Henderson, MD of Tobermore, said, “I am extremely proud that our new factory is now operational. This is an astonishing achievement. This new plant will give us significant increased capacity to make another one million square metres of block paving per year.

“Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, where many firms are struggling, we recognise how fortunate we are to be able to undertake this level of capital investment and job creation. We are already looking forward to 2021 when we will be able to take huge amounts of new business on board.”