Falcon Tower Cranes Services will amalgamate TJ Robins and its existing haulage department to create this separate, independent haulage division.

TJ Robins­–based in Dunstable, near Luton–was established in 1919. It runs a fleet of eight Scania trucks with Fassi and Palfinger cranes ranging from 45tm to 80tm. Included in the acquisition is a 2.1 acre (8500sqm) site.

Joining TJ Robin’s trucks in Falcon Freight’s fleet, will be the Falcon’s already owned heavy good vehicles.

Falcon said: “Haulage has always been an essential part of our business, moving crane components all over the country. Over the years, we have developed the skills and expertise to successfully manage a fleet of trucks, recently obtaining the FORS Gold accreditation. It is logical that our next step should be an investment in the infrastructure of our own haulage business, which includes a yard in a central UK location. With depots in Norfolk, Manchester, Scotland and now Dunstable we are perfectly placed to deliver a good, reliable service to both our crane business and the existing TJ Robins Ltd customers.”

Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd is the largest tower crane supplier in the UK and runs a fleet of over 400 tower cranes and 150 generators. From its headquarters in Norfolk, and depot in Manchester the company also operates a specialist lifting training centre and a shotblast and spray department.