Crosby acquires BlokCorp
19 April 2021
The Crosby Group has acquired industrial crane camera and alert systems company BlokCorp in the UK.
The systems assist crane operators by giving them a view of the load, the hook and the surroundings. There is also a communications audio link to further improve the safety of lifting operations.
This latest acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, was Crosby Group’s fifth since 2019.
A growing emphasis on technology related business in line with the latest acquisition has precipitated Crosby’s formation of its Technology Solutions business unit. It is a new division that includes BlokCorp, Straightpoint and a strategic collaboration with Verton.
Commenting on the deal Robert Desel, Crosby Group CEO, said, “We are very excited to expand our technology offering with BlokCorp, a pioneer in delivering solutions for safer lifting operations. BlokCorp, will bring tremendous value to our customers and channel partners and serve as a strong foundation to our new Technology Solutions division.”
Peter Hird and Ben Windass, BlokCorp co-managing directors, said, “This is an exciting new chapter for BlokCorp, our employees and our customers. Both The Crosby Group and BlokCorp share a passion for safety, reliability, and innovation. With The Crosby Group’s global presence, we can expand our reach and better enable our customers’ safe operations, together.”