New Tyne Dock Factory photo


In 2006 Solar Solve moved to a custom built factory at the Port Of Tyne in South Shields.

The move was part Solar Solve’s expansion plans due to exceptional growth as a result of more ships being built and a greater demand for the ROLASOLV® range of specialist anti glare roller blinds for windows on all types of vessel.

‘The Tyne Dock Facility’ provided three times more floor space than our previous factory and has plenty of room for expansion.

This move enabled Solar Solve to plan for the future with confidence, knowing that we can handle orders of almost any size in a modern purpose built factory and office complex.

The Duke of York opens Solar Solve’s Tyne Dock Factory

Prince Andrew Opens Tyne Dock Factory

Solar Solve Marine were honoured and privileged to have their new Tyne Dock factory officially opened by HRH The Duke of York in his official capacity as the UK’s special representative for international trade and investment.

HRH Prince Andrew was given a tour of the factory by company Chairman John Lightfoot, Managing Director Julie Lightfoot and company secretary Lilian Lightfoot. You can read more about Solar Solve’s royal visit here.

NOTE: In 2016 we moved into new premises on the Simonside East Industrial Park. Full contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.