Combilift Ltd, the Irish manufacturer of the Combilift range of 4-way forklifts, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and can be credited with revolutionising the handling of long loads in a wide range of industries. “Ten years may not seem a very long time” says MD Martin McVicar, “but the growth we have achieved since we launched the product in 1998 has been exceptional.” Combilift developed the world's first engine powered multi-directional forklift, designed to fill a gap in the materials handling market that had been identified by the two company pioneers Robert Moffett and Martin McVicar. Until the Combilift was launched, there was no one single forklift capable of providing the safe and space saving handling and storage of long loads in confined spaces. The concept was such an immediate success that within just four years, Combilift was exporting to over 40 countries and soon outgrew its original premises in Clontibret. The company now operates from its HQ in Monaghan, a 46 acre site, with a 220,000ft² manufacturing facility.
There are now over 8,000 Combilifts in operation worldwide, in locations as diverse as Greenland and Tahiti. Combilift continues to invest a substantial amount of its turnover – 9% – in research and development, and will be unveiling yet another new addition to its range this Autumn. Since the launch of the first C4000 Combilift, the company has added at least one new model each year, and there are now over 15 models available, including stand-on trucks. So if you think you know the Combilift range it is probably time to think again and check out the website for updates and news.
Combilift Ltd., Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Tel UK: 07815 314 990