Forterra‘s Desford brick plant officially open

The largest and most efficient brick factory in Europe, Forterra’s new Desford factory in Leicestershire, has officially opened in May 2023.

The total investment amuounts to around 95 million pounds.

Once at full capacity, the Desford factory will be able to manufacture 180 million bricks per annum, enough for 25,000 new homes and provide customers with an additional 120 million domestically produced bricks compared to the old factory’s previous output. On a company-wide scale this increase in brick production capacity represents a growth of around 22 percent.

Incorporating state-of-the-art technology, the bricks produced at Desford will have a carbon footprint approximately 25 percent lower than those from the old factory.


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