Growth provides lift

Combilift is set to double its output in the next few years as its new factory nears completion.

Forty million euros have been invested in the new 46,000m² factory on a 40 hectare site, which will be the largest single manufacturing plant under one roof in Ireland, according to the company.

Combilift invented its all-wheel drive multidirectional forklift in 1998, and today exports its range of products to more than 75 countries.

The new global HQ and production facility will include a dedicated research and development building and adjoining administrational offices, and is based in the company’s home of Monaghan, Ireland, close to where Combilift was first established.

Production of some model ranges such as the Straddle Carrier has already moved to the new site, which will be fully operational in the spring of 2018. The expansion will also create around 200 new jobs, mainly for skilled technicians and design engineers.  

“Whether you handle long awkward loads, pallets, containers, oversized products or a combination of these, there is a Combilift to suit your requirements,” Martin McVicar, Combilift’s MD, said.