Distribution, Stock Management And Commercial Vehicle Services

Our History

1970

Stan Robinson Transport was founded

Founder Stan Robinson took the opportunity to buy a second hand four wheeler Commer and the “Stan Robinson story” started.

1975

Early Growth

Stan Robinson moved into the Colwich Station Yard.  Stan himself came off the road to manage the business. He acquired Davies Transport along with the Bostik delivery contract, beginning our still longstanding relationship with this customer.

1979

Stafford Head Office Opened

Stan purchased a three acre site with an office, garage and warehouse at Seighford and the business moved into its own premises.

1988

Glasgow Depot

Acquired Peter Laing Carriers in Glasgow complete with vehicles, premises and a customer base. This is where the start of our working relationship with Tunnock Biscuits began.

1993

IT Investment

The number of loads being moved each day had grown exponentially. To aid in managing the operation the business implemented a new IT infrastructure, the Roadrunner Traffic Management System.

1995-1997

Expansion

Two new depots opened, one in Willand Devon and the second in Darlington. This completed the Stan Robinson Pallet network, allowing the business to service the entire country through the four sites.

1999

Haulier of the Year

It was Stan’s ultimate dream to win the 'Haulier of the Year' award, one that he achieved in 1999. It was a very proud occasion for Stan, his family and employees.

2002-2007

Further Development

The Stan Robinson business continued to thrive. The Glasgow Depot moved into new larger premises and new logistics warehouses were built at Devon and Stafford.

2010

MOT Test Centre

Our VOSA Authorised Testing facility was built & opened. Offering a full range of testing for both heavy goods and public service vehicles.

2011-2013

COMAH Warehouse & WMS

A new 18,000 pallet location COMAH warehouse was built at our Stafford site. Alongside this the world leading Red Prairie Warehouse Management solution was implemented.

2015

Accreditations

Stan Robinson achieved accreditation in both ISO:9001 Quality Management and ISO:50001 Energy management systems.

2016

FORS Bronze accreditation achieved at Stafford depot

2017

FORS Bronze accreditation achieved at Darlington Depot.

2021

Implementation of R2C Fleet & Workshop Management Software

The system ensures that electronic daily vehicle checks are linked directly with the maintenance departments and allows us to manage the flow of workshop repairs. It also provides real time visibility of vehicle and trailer servicing and repairs across all four sites and improves our industry compliance.

2022

Trailer Park

Purpose built trailer park built at Stafford with secure parking for 90 trailers.