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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 are delighted to announce the appointment of Gerard Smith as 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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Why Team Combi is a Material Handling Legend

Aerial View of Combilift Factory
Material Handling Hub visited our new factory in Monaghan, last week and were hugely impressed by the state of art manufacturing facilities. Read more on their take on the Combilift phenomenon.
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Official opening of Combilift’s new global headquarters and manufacturing facility

Combilift has officially opened its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the company also announced that it will be significantly expanding its workforce with the creation of 200 new jobs in the next three years. Built at a cost of €50 million, the investment in the…
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Listen to Martin McVicar's Interview on The Business on Newstalk

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Martin McVicar was interviewed on The Business on Newstalk on Friday 20th April regarding the official launch of the new manufacturing facility  
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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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