Part of a planned investment of £1.2 million in 2015-16, the Tamglass (Glaston) Furnace FT 500 means the company now has a weekly glass production capacity of 25,000m² of 4mm toughened conservatory roof glass and is one of a select few manufacturers with three furnaces.
TuffX’s Graham Price said, “We have three Tamglass furnaces because they are the best on the market for toughening glass.The quality they give is excellent, which is exactly what we want for our customers.”
The new furnace gives TuffX a great deal of flexibility. It can toughen glass with thicknesses of 4mm – 19mm, but perhaps most eye-catching is the size of the sheets it can handle: up to 4.2m x 2.4m.
Graham commented, “Investment in a new furnace gives us the infrastructure to produce processed glass for an even wider variety of complex commercial applications, giving us greater scope to supply developing markets."
TuffX has a policy of continuous investment in its business to allow it to constantly meet and exceed its customers’ expectations and the furnace is part of a wider programme of investment scheduled to take place this year. Elsewhere in the business, a new factory extension, which will take manufacturing space from 55,000 square feet to 80,000 square feet, is due to be completed in August, helping to meet growing demand for TuffX’s glass products.
TuffX’s meticulous approach and comprehensive range of specialist toughened glass makes it popular for both high profile large scale complex commercial contracts and smaller fabricators and installers looking to add value to their portfolio. Further value is added with the company’s approach to product innovation, the perfect example of which is a brand new product called Ambi-Solid glass that bridges the gap between tile effect conservatory roofs and solar reflective glass roofs. To understand just how much TuffX can add to your business already, get in touch today.