Combilift, Monaghan designed and manufactured the world's first IC engine-powered all-wheel-drive multidirectional forklift. It is a combination of forklift and side-loader, and is highly manoeuvrable, very cost effective solution for the handling of Long and awkward loads in confined areas.

Combilift’s business is very much design and assemble of forklift trucks, we also create some indirect employment with many subcontractors in the Monaghan area who supply machined steel components and fabricated sub-assemblies.

In fourteen years Combilift has grown to be the global leader in the long-load handling market and narrow aisle storage solutions. Combilift products can be found in over 60 markets worldwide and Combilift celebrated the delivery of its 15,000th truck in the summer of 2011. Combilift has a revenue turnover of €80 million over the last year of which 9% is invested in R&D.

Combilift has grown to be the global leader in the long-load handling market and narrow aisle storage solutions. More than nineteen thousand units have been sold and Combilift products can be found in seventy-five countries. Combilift has outgrown its existing building and is now building its new forty million euro headquarters in Monaghan town, showing its confidence in the county.

The ‘can do’ attitude of Monaghan people and surrounding countries is second to none. For an engineering company such as ourselves Monaghan people have a great mechanical aptitude coming from a back bone of small farms familiar with agricultural machinery. Many of our employees are part time farmers working in Combilift during the week and on the farm in the evening and at weekends. Our employees appreciate the quality of life in Monaghan were they can both work and live in a rural area.

Monaghan’s broadband infrastructure with access to Project Kelvin also enables faster broadband connections to North America and Europe.

Combilift has won many awards for design and Innovation including the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) Awards for Excellence “Victor Ludorum” prize, as the ultimate winner of winners in the awards’ 18 year history. Combilift won the DHL exporter of the year and in 2008 Combilift won Irish Exporter of the Year. Martin McVicar received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001.


Gallinagh Monaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland

Tel: 00353 47 80500
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