Irish forklift manufacturer Combilift is once again making strides, this time by expanding its production capabilities. The company intends to spend $50 million over the next two years on a brand new production facility where it will create 200 jobs and eventually double its annual output. The facility will be 430,000 square feet on 100 acres of land, meaning plenty of room for further expansion. The company is known for innovation, and this investment will undoubtedly lead to great technological advancements. The company has remained committed to returning 7% of its turnover to research and development, and the new headquarters will be home to a brand new R&D facility.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny was present for the announcement, stating that “It is growing and dynamic Irish companies like Combilift which are driving a recovery across Ireland’s regions. Combilift’s new €40 million facility in Monaghan will make a profound difference to the local economy and the national export economy.” An additional 200 construction jobs will also become available during the two-year building phase. The company currently employs 300 people at its two facilities: its current Irish HQ and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Combilift produces a range of material handling equipment, from narrow-aisle forklifts to straddle carriers for oversized loads. In their own words, “Combilift is the world’s first IC engine-powered all-wheel-drive multidirectional forklift. It is actually a combination of forklift and side-loader, and is highly maneuverable, very safe, very cost effective and supremely efficient.” That’s pretty exciting, and if you’re having a difficult time picturing exactly what that means, we’ve got videos!
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