News: Bradford Expands

CSR Bradford celebrated the expansion of its glasswool insulation plant at Ingleburn, NSW, with an official opening of the plant by the NSW Minister for Energy, Joseph Tripodi in June. The plant was upgraded at a cost of $28 million, with its capacity increased by 50% from 18,000 tonnes to 28,000 tonnes.

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Minister Tripodi (second from right) is given a tour around the Ingleburn Plant by Operations Manager, Ray Farrell (left)

“Changes to the Building Code and the introduction of legislation such as 5 Star and BASIX are leading to significant growth in insulation usage which will benefit the communities in which we operate and our business partners,” said John Hodgkinson, CSR’s GM, Insulation and Panel Systems. “The expansion of the Ingleburn Plant will enable us to meet this growing demand for insulation with an even faster turnaround of customer orders.”

The expansion, which took 12 months to complete, saw the addition of a second production line. This allows for increased manufacturing volumes and greater flexibility as one line can be dedicated to the production of batts and the other to the production of blanket and board products. For Bradford’s customers, this means a quicker turnaround of orders and improved response times for the commercial and industrial markets. Bradford’s glasswool insulation product has been re-branded as Bradford Gold Insulation. Bradford Gold Insulation’s new packaging now features the green and gold colours that were synonymous with Bradford’s glasswool product in the 1980s.