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Robbins. The Most Trusted Name in Tunneling.

With nearly 70 years of innovation and experience, Robbins is the world’s foremost developer and manufacturer of advanced, underground construction machinery. Robbins has been involved in hundreds of tunnel boring projects around the world. Today Robbins offers an extensive range of underground excavation equipment. Whether you need to build a 4-lane highway through the heart of the Himalayas, construct a 10 km subway tunnel through Hong Kong, or bore a 0.7 m tunnel for a gravity sewer in your town, Robbins makes the best machines to do the job safely and efficiently. To learn more about our past and current projects, visit our Project Solutions section of the website. No matter what kind of ground conditions your next project involves, Robbins has the right TBM for the job. Let us help you select the right machine from our proven designs.

Your Partner in Tunneling

From project design to tunnel completion, we are by your side to ensure that our products succeed in finishing your underground project on schedule. At the core of Robbins is a group of proven, experienced, and respected engineers and technicians who understand what it takes to make a successful underground project. We enjoy becoming part of your team and working together to shatter old concepts, create new methods, and set new records in underground excavation.


Recognized as the finest crafted machines in tunneling, Robbins equipment is engineered for durability and performance. Every Robbins product is specifically designed and manufactured for your project. Robbins quality has been proven time and time again. We hold nearly 90% of all world records for production for TBMs from 3 to over 13 m in diameter. Many Robbins TBMs are 10 or 20 years old, or more, and have excavated in excess of 35 km of tunnel. With over 20 years of use in the field, our SBUs have proven to be just as durable, job after job.

Global Presence

Robbins is an international organization with primary manufacturing facilities worldwide, 8 international subsidiaries, and representatives worldwide. We can support you wherever you are, whether your project is in the remotest part of China or in the heart of New York City. Robbins is your partner in any country, in any culture.

Industry Innovation

For nearly 70 years, Robbins has driven innovation in the tunneling industry and we’re not stopping. Consider just a few of Robbins’ innovations:

  • First main beam TBM
  • First successful employment of disc cutters to bore hard rock
  • First floating gripper design, allowing continuous steering of a TBM
  • First double shield TBM
  • First variable frequency cutterhead drive
  • First 19 inch cutters
  • First wedge-lock cutter mounting system
  • First successful rock boring head for auger boring machines

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