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A Proud Heritage of Innovative Thinking.

What’s in a name? For starters, the Robbins name carries on the heritage of always pushing beyond the toughest challenges. And though we’re proud of the legacy that the Robbins name represents, we’re ultimately focused on the future of the underground industry. Our name represents an ongoing commitment to never back down, always push ahead, and continue to work side by side with our partners and customers to realize the next era of underground accomplishments. We’re proud to say that Robbins is still the most trusted name in the industry.

In 2021, Global TBM Company, newly established by long-time Robbins President Lok Home, purchased all the assets of The Robbins Company while retaining the Robbins name, quality equipment, and top-notch staff. Find out more in this message from Lok Home.

Moving Forward, One Tunnel at a Time.

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 over one thousand tunnel boring projects around the world. Today Robbins offers an extensive range of underground excavation equipment, whether you need to drive a 13 m diameter road tunnel through mixed ground, or a 600 mm diameter utility line in abrasive, hard rock.

To learn more about our past and current projects, visit our Projects section of the website. No matter what kind of ground conditions your next project involves, Robbins has the right equipment for the job. Let us help you select the best solution from our proven designs.

The Definition of Driven. 

Who is the Robbins team? We are trusted, proven, and respected engineers and technicians with decades of experience in the tunneling industry. 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 driven group of people dedicated to the success of our client partners from the design phase of each project through to breakthrough and beyond. We enjoy becoming part of your team and working together to shatter old concepts, create new methods, and set records in underground excavation.

Committed to Quality.

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.

A Global TBM Company.

Robbins is an international organization with primary manufacturing facilities worldwide, eight 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.

We’ve Always Been Future Focused.

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
  • First crossover TBM for variable ground conditions

If you need more information, please contact us.