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A Look Inside Tobermore’s Newest Factory

Leading paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore invested in a state-of-the-art production factory which became live and operational in December 2020. Now six months on, we are taking a closer look to see how it’s performing.

While many businesses struggled during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Tobermore was fortunate enough to continue its planned expansion. The new factory came online at the perfect time when the construction industry was suffering building materials shortages.

The new Hess Factory increases Tobermore’s production capacity, offering customers reduced lead times on products. The block paving plant houses world-class German machinery, including the impressive Hess RH 1500-4 MVA concrete block machine, which enables Tobermore to create the best quality European-style paving right here in the UK.

The manufacturing facility operates 24 hours a day, increasing the firm’s output by 1 million m² of paving each year. This equates to an increase in the yearly production volume by 30%.

To combat the presence of efflorescence, Tobermore products undergo an ef-stop process which produces virtually efflorescence-free paving. The factory features fifteen individual curing chambers in which temperature and humidity can be regulated individually, according to the needs of the product stored in each case.

Six months after the new Hess 4 plant produced its first blocks, Tobermore’s lead times have reduced, as product availability improves and stock increases. Check out the video below to see the new factory in action.

Trevor Smyth, Production Works Manager at Tobermore commented:

“Tobermore’s newest production facility hosts the world’s most advanced technology. The first-class machinery allows us to produce the highest quality paving of unrivaled consistency and uniformity. The plant has been running flawlessly since its initialisation, and our staff have managed the new challenge superbly. Personally, I am most impressed by the curing chambers; they highlight how committed we are to optimising product quality.”

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