Market-leading camera & alert systems for a safer and more efficient lifting industry
Richardson, Texas, USA — The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement hardware, today announced that it has acquired BlokCorp Ltd (“BlokCorp”). UK-based BlokCorp designs and manufactures innovative camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes. These advanced systems provide crane operators with critical visual and audio capabilities that enable safer and more productive lifting operations. The transaction marks The Crosby Group’s fifth investment since 2019.
With a growing platform of technology-centric products and solutions, The Crosby Group has announced the formation of its Technology Solutions business unit. This new division, inclusive of BlokCorp, Crosby Straightpoint, and the strategic collaboration with Verton, will enable a heightened focus on creating disruptive and integrated lifting technologies. The Technology Solutions business unit broadens The Crosby Group’s portfolio of products and solutions that delivers safety and productivity to every jobsite.
Robert Desel, CEO of The Crosby Group, 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.”
BlokCorp solutions include BlokCam camera systems for tower and mobile cranes. Additionally, BlokCorp recently launched BlokAlert, an audio/visual warning system to alert crane operators when workers are in harm’s way. Going forward, the BlokCorp portfolio will go to market under the brand Crosby BlokCam.
Peter Hird and Ben Windass, Co-Managing Directors for BlokCorp added: “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.”
About The Crosby Group
The Crosby Group is a global leader in the innovation, manufacturing and distribution of products and services used to make lifting and load securement safer and more efficient, with premier brands such as Crosby, Gunnebo Industries, Crosby Straightpoint, Acco, McKissick, Crosby Feubo, Trawlex, Lebus, and CrosbyIP.
With global engineering, manufacturing, distribution and operations, the company provides a broad range of products and solutions for the most demanding applications with uncompromising quality that exceed industry standards.
BlokCorp is the world leader in hook-mounted safety devices. We believe the crane is the heart of the construction/ industrial site and we understand the value in keeping the lifting crew and all site personnel safe and operational. We improve communication and overall awareness during lifting operations, using advanced audio-visual technology. We manufacture high-quality, purpose-built, hook-mounted safety systems to reduce risk within lifting operations.
BlokCorp also endeavors to keep ahead of the market with our continued product development, using the latest technology to meet the latest standards.