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About Combilift

Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling solutions. More than 40,000 units have been sold in over 85 countries since Combilift was established in 1998. 

The driving force behind Combilift’s operations is a desire to deliver innovation in the material handling arena. Responsiveness to the ever-changing needs of the customer permeates every area of the business.

Combilift continually invests 7% of all revenue in research and development as part of its relentless quest to find safer, more productive and more cost-effective ways to lift challenging loads in challenging environments.  The company’s commitment to new product development has seen it continue to blaze a trail through the lifting and handling industry worldwide, cementing the company’s reputation as a global leader.

Combilift employs more than 500 people and occupies a brand new, purpose-built facility spanning 46,500 m² in Monaghan, Ireland.

At the Helm

Company founders Robert Moffett and Martin McVicar both have long and distinguished engineering pedigrees.  Previously, Robert was a driving force behind Moffett Engineering, a name synonymous with the ground-breaking success of the ‘Moffett Mounty’ truck mounted forklift.  Martin was a young prodigy who arrived at Moffett Engineering for a summer of work experience and went on to become the company’s chief engineer before he had even turned 20.

In 1998 these two passionate, experienced and driven engineers pooled their expertise and their shared vision to design the world’s first internal combustion engine powered, all wheel drive, multi-directional forklift – and the Combilift was born.

Under their astute guidance, Combilift has enjoyed unparalleled growth.  A debt-free company, it is a major local employer and offers the most extensive range of specialist multidirectional and customised handling solutions available from any one single manufacturer in the world. 

Never complacent, Martin and Robert remain as passionate about research and new product development as they were when Combilift first began 20 years ago.

Robert Moffett & Martin McVicar in the new Combilift Factory in Monaghan, Ireland

Latest News & Media

Combilift wins Asia Matters award for growth in Asian Markets

Combilift wins Asia Matters award for growth in Asian Markets
Material handling specialist manufacturer Combilift has yet another award to add to its trophy cabinet – this time for its recent expansion and activities in the Asian market which were recognised at the inaugural Asia Matters Business Awards. Asia Matters focusses on building dynamic business links and understanding between Asia and Ireland to drive economic…
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100th Aisle Master for Eddie Stobart

Combilift and Aisle Master MD Martin McVicar, left, congratulates Eddie Stobart MHE Manager Brian Smith on the company’s 100th Aisle Master.
The 100th Aisle Master articulated forklift to be delivered to Eddie Stobart was recently handed over to representatives of the company at Combilift’s manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland, where the Aisle Masters are manufactured. Eddie Stobart acquired its first Aisle Masters for its Contract Logistics and Warehousing Division which operates over six million square feet…
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Combilift launches the Combi-PPT: a high capacity powered pallet truck

Combi-PPT Moving a large Electric Motor
August 2018:  Combilift, the material handling solutions provider, has launched a new high capacity powered pallet truck – the Combi-PPT. The powered pallet truck comes with standard lift capacities of 3,000 kg and 6,000 kg, with higher capacity models from 7,000kg to 16,000kg available on request. It is a further addition to the Irish company’s…
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Combilift are delighted to announce the appointment of Gerard Smith as General Manager.

GERARD SMITH, new Combilift GENERAL MANAGER
Gerard’s appointment will support the strategic growth of Combilift and will report directly to Robert and Martin, with the position being effective from Monday, 13th of August. Gerard will be responsible for finance, HR, supply chain, purchasing, IT, marketing, aftersales aspects of the business and will provide support and direction to Martin Mc Kenna’s Operations…
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Combilift Videos

Martin McVicar, CEO, Combilift talk about his company's Deloitte Best Managed Companies experience.

Co-founders Robert Moffett and Martin McVicar receive the @KPMG_Ireland @BandF Excelling Enterprise of The Year Award.

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