Roof tile manufacturer confirms major equipment investment

ROOF tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has announced a further £250,000 investment in equipment. The move follows the unveiling of a £2 million upgraded utility plant in the summer at its 11-acre site in Halleaths.

The Lochmaben-headquartered firm has taken delivery of new heavy duty vehicles to help improve efficiencies. This includes a new Doosan DL280 wheel loader supplied by James Gordon Ltd of Castle Douglas.

RRT operations director Bruce Laidlaw said, “It’s important that we continue to make new investments to boost productivity and support our team. Using new machinery also helps strengthen our aim to reduce our carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by 2040. We’re working with independent body Planet Mark who are verifying and measuring carbon data to reduce emissions across our whole business.

“This is an important milestone at Russell Roof Tiles in Lochmaben to further enhance quality across the business, utilising the latest innovations in manufacturing.”