Originally formed in 1972, Robbin was set up as a small plant component manufacturing company dealing solely as an “outsourced” provider to the Legendary Stothert and Pitt Crane Manufacturer in Bath. They based themselves in a converted cattle shed at Durley Lane in Keynsham.
Following the sad demise of Stothert, Britain entered the European Community for the first time and were confronted with stringent guidlines on the improvement of their Utility Plants. Robbin were engaged to fabricate and install stairs, railings and walkways for Wessex Water on all their South West water treatment works. This relationship lasted over 10 years as the guidlines from Brussels were continually upgraded and enforced.
By the late 1980’s Robbin had established itself as a leading supplier of access systems and small steel frames to the Water Industry. This evolved to enquiries from existing and new customers for similar items on other industrial projects and significantly on more bespoke Architectural contracts.
At the turn of the Millennium Robbin had grown to 30 employees servicing both Industrial and Architectural metalwork projects as well as providing small steel frames across a wide range of customers.
Having outgrown and dominated their spiritual home at Durley Lane, Robbin needed to find a facility large enough to house 15 fabricators, 18 site installers, 6 draughtsmen and 15 support staff. The 48,000 square feet Broadmead Lane Factory was bought in November 2009 and opened for production in July 2010.
Today Robbin has come a long way from the cattle shed of 1972. With 55 employees offering bespoke high end, aspirational fabrications through Robbin|design, elegant metalwork and structural steel frames from Robbin|engineering to simple lintels and beams via Robbin|steel, Robbin|group continues to go from strength to strength.