In 1974 on the family owned 6 acre small holding, Hugh Robinson established a single vehicle transport business. Operating as an owner/driver he primarily transported locally grown vegetables to processing plants throughout East Anglia.
Based on a reputation of hard work and commitment the business continued to grow and in 1982 Hugh’s son Chris – who now manages daily operations, joined the business. The father and son team quickly gained an enviable reputation for quality and service delivery. With this, their profile and customer base steadily grew.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s the business developed its services to include not only bulk vegetables, but a whole host of palletised goods ranging from perishable items to car parts and manufactured goods. They developed the fleet to include a variety of flat bed, tipper and curtain sided trailers to cope with the ever changing demands of their customers.
Whilst these activities remain an important part of the Robinsons daily operations today. It is since the mid 1990’s that the company have looked back to their roots and developed specialist activities in the movement and storage of bulk potatoes.
Robinsons Transport Ltd, which still remains after 45 years of trading a privately owned company, has retained it’s original operating, maintenance and administration center in Upwell. In addition, a second facility is being developed in the nearby fenland town of Wisbech, supporting activities in both the UK and Europe.
In this constantly changing and challenging industry the company has continued to expand, delivering cost efficient solutions to meet the needs of its customers without compromising the quality of service and reliability for which Robinsons Transport have become widely renown.