A million-metre milestone

Toughened glass specialist, TuffX, has recently processed it’s one millionth linear metre of glass, on the Bovone ELB 12 HS straight line edging machine installed at its Merseyside manufacturing plant just 24 months ago.

According to TuffX, the milestone measurement represents the consistently high customer demand that it has experienced for its processed glass products, even while seven months into a global pandemic.

When TuffX purchased the machine – the company’s second – in October 2018, it marked a £200,000 commitment to growth, which has come to fruition despite the industry’s unprecedented challenges this year.

The Bovone ELB 12 HS is used to finish edges on popular processed glass products, such as balcony screens and balustrade glass. It processes glass thicknesses of 6-19mm at a speed of four metres per minute, producing greater volumes of glass while retaining the highest possible quality finish. TuffX can also provide all of these glass thicknesses with a range of different tints as per customers’ specifications.

“We were so impressed by the first Bovone ELB 12 HS we installed – the speed it operates at and the quality of the polished edge of the finish – that we promptly purchased a second, and dramatically increased our production volumes,” said Graham Price, TuffX’s managing director.

“Hitting the one-million-metre mark is a testament to the on-going high customer demand for our products and our ability to deliver the goods.

“Increased interest in our Infinity rooflights range in recent months mean our state-of-the-art machines will be seeing even more action to come, and our recent fleet investments mean TuffX continue to be ready to fulfil this demand throughout the country,” he concluded.