Tewkesbury-based shower tray manufacturer MX Group has opened a new production factory.
The new plant can produce 200 shower trays an hour, totalling 1.68 million a year at full capacity.
During the first three months, it will produce 12,000 shower trays a week, increasing to 16,000 a week in the last three months of the company’s financial year.
The company has invested £3 million in the new production facility.
Said MX Group chairman Bernard Robinson: “This is the most advanced shower tray manufacturing plant in Europe and it ensures our position as the leading shower tray manufacturer in the UK. This highly impressive automated plant runs with a 42-man production team, with very limited manual intervention.”
Robinson added: “We’ve responded to the demands of our major customers and made this investment in our manufacturing plant here in Tewkesbury and the result is the most advanced production line of its kind anywhere. It’s a joy to watch it in action – it’s cutting-edge technology producing the highest quality, totally repeatable products. We’ve taken a huge leap forward ahead of our competitors here and we’re looking forward to winding up the production levels after an initial conservative approach to get the factory up and running smoothly.”