Heavy Duty Delivery for Lochmaben

Following the unveiling of its £2m upgraded utility plant in the summer at its 11-acre site in Halleaths, expanding roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has invested a further 250K in equipment.

The firm has just taken delivery of new state of the art heavy duty vehicles to help improve efficiencies.  This includes a brand-new Doosan DL280 wheel loader supplied by James Gordon Ltd Castle Douglas, featuring latest innovations as well as ensuring cab comfort for operators.  James Gordon was established in 1865 and are the premier distributors of agricultural and construction equipment in Southwest Scotland.

This is another investment by the firm to ensure it is utilising its team and equipment to the maximum, to improve efficiencies and output to keep up with ongoing demand for its roof tiles.

RRT is the largest independent manufacturer of concrete derivatives for roofing in the UK and employs approx. 60 staff in Lochmaben.

Bruce Laidlaw, Operations Director comments “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.”

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

Russell Roof Tiles started its sustainability journey over 10 years ago and Russell Roof Tiles’ long-term ambition has always been to reduce emissions that damage the environment and improve its operational efficiency, whilst strengthening its wider communities.

In the last five years the company has reduced its environmental impact already by investing significantly in terms of both time and money in changing policies and adopting new technologies as part of its sustainability commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

Russell Roof Tiles is a leading independent pitched roof tile manufacturer supplying products for the top housebuilders and high-profile social housing and commercial projects.  The company produces thousands of tiles every week that are used on roofs across the country, by premier housebuilders and developers.