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Heavy Duty Delivery For Russell Roof Tiles

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

Pictured is right to left Colin Stevensen, Yard Supervisor at RRT taking delivery from Craig Roberston of James Gordon's

Following the almost £2.25 million investment in the past 12 months, expanding pitched roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has invested a further £250K in equipment.

The firm has recently taken delivery of two new state of the art heavy-duty vehicles to help improve efficiencies at both its Burton and Lochmaben sites.

The two Doosan DL280 wheel loaders, supplied by Filtermech and James Gordon Ltd for the firm’s Burton and Lochmaben sites, feature the 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, while Filtermech is the UK's leading supplier of the global range of Doosan equipment.

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.

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 investment at Russell Roof Tiles 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.


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