Announcement was made at an Enterprise Ireland business lunch in Sydney as part of the Enterprise Ireland trade and investment mission to Australia
17th October 2017: Combilift, has signed a contract with Civmec, an Australian construction and engineering company that is worth an additional $1 million to the Irish company.
Civmec is an integrated, multi-disciplined construction and engineering services provider to the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure and defence markets in Australia.
The contract signing in Sydney was witnessed by An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD at an Enterprise Ireland business lunch in Sydney, attended by 200 business leaders from Ireland and Australia. The event was part of the Enterprise Ireland trade and investment programme to Australia, during a State Visit to Australia led by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.
Combilift will deliver a Straddle Carrier (Combilift SC) with a lift capacity of 90 metric tonnes (200,000 lbs) to the Australian company in 2018. The Irish built machine is destined for use by Civmec on a significant project they are undertaking on the east coast of Australia.
Witnessing the contract signing today, An Tánaiste said “The global export success that Combilift has achieved is outstanding. World-class Irish companies like Combilift are hugely important for our economy, employing hundreds of people in the regions from their headquarters in Monaghan. The focus of my Department through our agencies and trade missions is to support more companies to achieve international success, on par with Combilift. I warmly congratulate them on their success.”
Commenting on the contract Chris Littlewood, Combilift Australia Business Development Manager, said “Civmec selected Combilift due to its ability to deliver a customised product that can work on challenging ground conditions. Combilift has a long-standing relationship with Civmec, This is the fourth Straddle Carrier they have purchased from us. It is double the capacity of their previous orders and the largest machine that Combilift has sold into the Australian market to date.”
Welcoming today’s announcement, Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland CEO said “Innovation, competitiveness and a great management team are at the centre of Combilift’s international success. It is these hallmarks that Enterprise Ireland prioritises to support our client companies to win business abroad and grow their international footprint.”
Launched in 2010, the Combilift Straddle Carrier (Combi-SC) range was developed as a more cost-effective and flexible solution for distribution, shipping and haulage companies. The Combi-SC is much more economical option compared to heavy handling forklifts, reach stackers or mobile cranes and offers complete independence when moving very large fully laden containers and other oversized loads around sites.
An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive, Enterprise Ireland witness the signing of the contract between Chris Littlewood, Combilift Australia Business Development Manager and Pat Tallon, Chief Executive Officer, Mary Kinnane, Enterprise Ireland Australian Country Manager