Combilift, the manufacturer of 4-way forklifts and other handling solutions, is set to double its output in the next few years as its new factory nears completion.

€40 million has been invested in the new 46,000m² factory on a 40 hectare site, which will be the largest single manufacturing plant under one roof in Ireland.

Combilift invented the world’s first i.c. engine powered, all-wheel drive multidirectional forklift in 1998 and has experienced exceptional growth ever since. It now exports its wide range of products to over 75 countries around the world.

The new global HQ and production facility will include a dedicated Research and Development building and adjoining administrational offices and is based in the company’s home of Monaghan, Ireland, close to where Combilift was first established. Production of some model ranges such as the Straddle Carrier has already moved to the new site, which will be fully operational in the spring of 2018. The expansion will also create around 200 new jobs, mainly for skilled technicians and design engineers.

Combilift’s products are a popular choice in the metals sector due to their ability to handle loads safely in confined spaces and for their space saving storage and versatile indoor/outdoor operation. “Whether you handle long awkward loads, pallets, containers, oversized products or a combination of these, there is a Combilift to suit your requirements. We are continually adding to our range, so keep an eye on our website or visit us at trade fairs to keep up to date on developments,” said Martin McVicar, MD, Combilift.