In the world of materials handling, few names resonate with innovation and longevity as Combilift. This year, the pioneering company marked a monumental milestone: 25 years of unparalleled success in the industry. To commemorate this remarkable journey, Combilift unleashed a triumvirate of cutting-edge products, setting the stage for a thrilling anniversary celebration at their headquarters in Ireland.
The Grand Unveiling
The anticipation was palpable as Combilift unveiled their latest offerings at an exclusive media event held within the hallowed walls of their headquarters in Ireland. The event, a testament to the company’s commitment to progress and excellence, was a convergence of industry luminaries, media, and distinguished guests. „Inżynieria & Utrzymanie Ruchu” had the privilege of attending this spectacular affair, which encompassed a comprehensive factory tour.
Building Communities and Prosperity
Over a span of a quarter-century, Combilift has not only crafted a legacy of innovation but also fostered a vibrant community around it. Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection and Minister for Rural and Community Development, lauded the company’s accomplishments and unwavering dedication to its community. She commended Combilift’s meteoric rise, highlighting its pivotal role in fostering regional growth.
A Unique Customer Experience
Combilift specializes in multi-directional forklifts and long load handling solutions, but what truly sets them apart is their commitment to delivering a customized customer experience. Each product, fully tailored to meet the client’s unique needs, comes with a complimentary space utilization consultation. This innovative approach ensures that clients optimize their workspace for maximum efficiency.
New Product Releases
During the event, Combilift unveiled three new product launches
*Combi-LC*: Combilift made a bold entry into the offshore wind sector with the introduction of Combi-LC. Crafted at Combilift’s HQ and Manufacturing plant in Ireland in collaboration with Siemens Gamesa, this groundbreaking product is engineered to handle the intricate demands of large-scale offshore wind manufacturing. The Combi-LC streamlines the movement of wind turbine blades and towers through production stages and onto storage locations, revolutionizing the industry.
*Combi-AGT*: Another highlight of the evening was the unveiling of Combi-AGT, an Autonomous Guided Forklift Truck designed to transport long loads safely and reliably in narrow aisles. Combilift’s autonomous truck solutions seamlessly blend innovative technology to offer unparalleled levels of productivity and safety. The Combi-AGT effortlessly operates in guided aisles and free-roaming modes while providing a manual driving option for maximum flexibility.
*Combi-Connect*: Rounding out the trio is Combi-Connect, a groundbreaking telematic software product that empowers customers with deeper insights into fleet management and usage. Offering real-time data on fleet performance, including location tracking, usage analytics, and maintenance alerts, Combi-Connect equips businesses with the information needed to enhance operational efficiency.
A Night of Honors
The celebratory dinner was not only a feast for the senses but also a platform for recognition. Numerous awards were bestowed upon employees and distributors for their unwavering commitment and dedication to Combilift’s enduring success. The evening also offered a delightful glimpse into Irish culture, with attendees treated to a captivating showcase of traditional Irish music and dance.
**A Journey of Innovation**
In 1998, Robert Moffett and Martin McVicar, the visionary founders of Combilift, embarked on a journey that would reshape the materials handling landscape. Their creation, the world’s first internal combustion engine-powered, all-wheel-drive, multi-directional forklift, marked the dawn of a new era. From humble beginnings, where they sold just 18 machines in their inaugural year, Combilift has evolved into a global powerhouse, exporting its innovative solutions to 85 countries and boasting a fleet of over 60,000 trucks in operation worldwide.