Manufacturers of Airline Couplings, Balljoints and Linkages

Illston and Robson Ltd are a Made in the Midlands Digital Member

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Principle Manufacturers of Couplings for UK Truck and Trailer Market & Manufacturer of Linkage Parts for Yellow Goods

We are Europe’s leading manufacturer of couplings for the air brake lines on commercial and agricultural vehicles to BS AU 138a:1980 and BS AU 138b:2000 standards, supplying the major OE truck, trailer & tractor manufacturers

The name Illston and Robson has always been associated with the highest quality linkage components, and this continues with significant investment in CNC equipment and a dedicated assembly area.

The building construction equipment market is the main destination for our linkage components, and we have worked in partnership with our customers to develop many new products including the IC range of inline, low end-float balljoints.

We are accredited to ISO9001:2015 and have “Approved Exporter Status” as we now export our products globally.

To find out more, please get in touch at 01217725674 or simply fill out the contact form below.

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  • June 2019

Contact Us

Herbert Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, Birmingham, B10 0QQ
Tel: 01217725674

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