In February 2021, the “Global TBM Company”, newly established by tunneling industry veteran Lok Home, announced the purchase of substantially all the assets of The Robbins Company. The Global TBM Company will operate as Robbins and with Lok Home as the owner, President and CEO. The acquisition will result in a seamless transition for a number of ongoing projects throughout the world.
Home said the company has a “bright future” as a result of the transaction. “We are starting off the new year with a respectable backlog of orders,” he noted. Home went on to say that Robbins is starting 2021 with no significant bank or institutional debt. “We have many projects to look forward to,” he continued. “Robbins is currently delivering Crossover machines and TBMs equipped for challenging geological conditions in many countries including the U.S., Norway, India, China and Canada.” The company’s conveyor and small boring machine divisions will also continue to deliver equipment worldwide.
Home emphasized that Robbins has always been focused on building high quality, powerful machines and will continue to do that: “We still have our strong engineering team and we plan to continue our many industry involvements including the International Tunneling Association (ITA) and its associate member organizations. We’re glad to be a part of this community and this industry,” Home added.
Robbins has been an active industry participant and innovator for nearly 70 years. The company expects to continue with exciting new developments as well, including a soon-to-be-unveiled non-circular rock boring machine.