Cornwall Glass Manufacturing aims to more than triple the size of its Highbridge IGU and glass processing operation to £55,000sqft as part of a three-year £6million investment programme that will enable large glass sizes among as well as boosting capacity.
The expanded unit will also house a new heat soak oven and autoclave, reflecting increased demand for heat-soaked products from the commercial sector as well as laminated and specialist products, and will also create up to 30 new jobs.
Cornwall Group chairman Mark Mitchell said: “What Highbridge will give us is one of the UK’s most advanced manufacturing facilities with the ability to handle and process almost any product, from over-sized IGUs, through to walk-on insulated glass units; nonslip glass floors; staircases and other specialist processed glass products.
“While the market remains competitive, we see significant opportunities going forward. Investment in our Highbridge site, gives us new reach along the M4 corridor and the southern half of the UK.”
The investment programme takes the site from 15,000 sq ft to 55,000 sq ft, making it the largest of the Cornwall Group manufacturing division’s three sites, which also includes capabilities in St Austell and Plymouth.
Cornwall Group includes Cornwall Glass Manufacturing and Cornwall Glass and Glazing; plus Mackenzie Glass.