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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 45,000 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 600 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 Design4Safety Award

Combilift added yet another award to its ever growing tally when it won the Industrial Vehicles Category of this year’s BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) Design4Safety Awards. The company’s reputation for designing innovative products and features to enhance safety in the materials handling sector was underlined once again with the success of its patented multi-position…
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Combilift is a finalist in the Design4Safety Award

Combilift’s talent for designing innovative products that enhance safety has once again been recognised, this time by BITA (British Industrial Truck Association). It has named Combilift as one of the finalists in the Industrial Vehicles Category of this year’s Design4Safety Awards, which take place during the IMHX show in the last week of September. The…
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New Combilift Container Slip-Sheet

Loads a 20’ container in three minutes   Combilift’s latest innovation, the Combilift Container Slip-Sheet (Combi-CSS), has been designed for quicker and easier mechanised loading of products (particularly long ones) into containers. First unveiled during Combilift’s 20th anniversary last year, this product is now in serial production. The Combi-CSS addresses the challenges associated with the…
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Combi-PPT wins FTLA Safety Award

Combilift Combi-PPT-8T high performance pedestrian operated powered pallet truck wins the Safety Category of the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2019
Combilift added yet another industry award to its ever growing tally when its Combi-PPT model won the Safety Category of the FTLA Awards for Excellence 2019 on March 30th. The Combi-PPT is a high performance pedestrian operated powered pallet truck, the first model of which was designed following a very specific request from a Combilift…
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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.

Combilift Awards

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