About Combilift

Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling solutions. More than 50,000 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 have been awarded ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety

workers operating at Safe Social distancing in combilift factory
Combilift have been awarded ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Certification. It is awarded to organizations that are serious about improving employee safety, reducing workplace risks and creating better, safer working conditions. According to the International Labour Organization, more than 7 600 people die from work-related accidents or diseases every single day. That’s why an…
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DIY RETAILERS: OVERCOME WAREHOUSE CAPACITY CHALLENGES WITHOUT MOVING PREMISES

An increase in demand for DIY products during mid-2020 – with one retailer reporting a 300% increase in online sales, sparking a recruitment spree for 7,500 colleagues –  has shown how every process and premises must be able to scale to meet a sudden spike. This causes one major challenge: a bricks and mortar warehouse can’t extend…
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Space optimisation for safe distancing

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Combilift’s wide range of multi-directional forklifts, pedestrian stackers, Aisle Master articulated  trucks and straddle carriers has enabled thousands of customers around the world to achieve safer, space saving and more productive handling and storage procedures. Alongside these innovative products, a free service that has long been offered by the Irish manufacturer is a warehouse layout…
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Timber

choose COMBILIFT for handling your timber products Built to tackle both the harsh environment of the sawmill and the tight spaces of a narrow aisle warehouse with confidence, Combilift’s multi-directional and sideloader forklifts deliver the safety and flexibility required to manage and store more timber in less time, using less space – allowing manufacturers to…
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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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