Glass manufacturer invests £500,000 in expansion

Liverpool city region specialist glass manufacturer TuffX invests £500,000 as it looks to expand its production capacity. Tony McDonough reports

TuffX is adding a new production line at its Knowsley premises


Specialist Knowsley glass manufacturer TuffX is investing £500,000 in a new production line to meet demand for its Glow heated glass innovation.

Based at Knowsley Business Park, TuffX has been producing toughened safety glass for multiple uses for around 25 years. It is currently building a 30,000 sq ft extension to its premises.

Now it is investing a further £500,000 in a new production line for Glow. This is thermostatically controlled toughened safety glass designed for bi-folds. 

Glow is electrically heated to temperatures up to 40°C, providing a heat source for homes that will be in line with the Government’s drive towards net zero carbon.

“We need additional space to create more room for our popular Infinity Rooflights production, as well as for our innovative Glow heated glass production,” said TuffX’s commercial director Paul Higgins.

“The Future Homes standards which will be coming in 2025 will stipulate the requirements for purely electrical heating sources to be installed in new homes. This is in order to reduce carbon emissions.

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“In light of this, we’re expanding our premises ready to accommodate this new and exciting production line for electrically heated glass.

“The additional space will also ensure we can maintain the steady growth in production of our Infinity Rooflights and walk-on glass products.”

Over the past few years TuffX has invested millions of pounds in additional machinery, space and staff. Paul added: “The increased space will help us optimise our factory layout to the best advantage, which will in turn boost our output.

“Our Infinity range continues to be popular among homeowners and installers not least thanks to its ‘straight from the box’ easy-to-fit installation.

“And now, with our additional focus on our heated glass Glow, we have the space we need to ensure we remain at the forefront of supplying the specialist glass products we know customers want.”

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