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Combilift delivers its 60,000th truck


Photo: Combilift.

The Irish manufacturer Combilift marked a milestone when it’s 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan.

The customer taking delivery of this forklift is Metroll, an Australian manufacturer and supplier of steel building products including roofing, cladding, rainwater, structural and fencing.

Metroll has branches across the country, and the new Combi-CB3000 will be a further addition to its fleet of 13 Combilifts that are operating throughout the Metroll Group, with another 10 already on order. These range from 6,000 lbs multidirectional units to a customized 22,000 lbs model.

“Like most businesses we are very busy and we’re also growing at a significant rate, so space has become a premium resource. With this unit we can utilize our space more efficiently whilst at the same time operating safely. Safety is of paramount importance. This forklift allows our machinery to get into tighter spaces and for us to space our racks more closely together to maximize factory floor space.” said Vic Josephs, Operations Manager, Metroll.

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Combilift number 60,000 will be working at the site in Toowoomba and has been fitted with features such as 195” triplex mast with a 120” spreader to safely manage the long loads that are typically handled by Metroll.

“This is a great achievement for Combilift, particularly as almost every truck we manufacture is a one-off, designed for specific and individual requirements. There are very few other companies, if any, that can offer this level of customization whilst manufacturing in such volume. The first half of this year has been by far the best in our 23 year history for the number of orders we have received – not just for Combi-CB models but across our complete product range.” said Martin McVicar, CEO and Co-Founder, Combilift.