The memory of one of Staffordshire’s best-known businessmen will live on through his work when a tribute truck made in his honour takes to the road.
Stan Robinson, who started his family-run logistics business from one lorry in 1970, died in April this year. The Stafford firm now has a fleet of 190 vehicles.
His namesake company has now commissioned a customised HGV in his honour. The large blue and red lorry, a Super Space Cab tractor unit, has been made to include a variety of painstakingly painted-on images including pictures of Mr Robinson and a few of the vehicles that he restored himself.
This will ensure anyone who sees the lorry knows Mr Robinson still lives on in the business, according to managing director at the firm and Stan’s son Mark Robinson.
The vehicle, which will also display Stan’s personal number plate SR2, is being bought from Greenhous DAF in Willenhall.
Peter Ward at Greenhous DAF said: “Stan Robinson Ltd has been a fantastic customer of ours, and we’ve built up a strong relationship with the team as the business has grown over the years.
“We were very sad to hear of Stan’s passing, and privileged to be asked to get involved with such a special commission to mark his success.
“Stan’s logistics business has flourished over the past 40 years and expanded from its Stafford base to operate across the UK with depots as far afield as Glasgow and Devon, so this one-of-a-kind vehicle is a fitting tribute to him.”
Stan Robinson Ltd is one of the largest family-owned logistics companies in the UK with more than 300,000 square feet of warehouse space across four UK sites.