Combilift delivers milestone 60,000th forklift truck to Australia
Irish manufacturer Combilift has marked a new milestone with its 60,000th truck delivery to Australia.
The customer taking the delivery of the special forklift is Australian manufacturer and steel building products supplier 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,” said Martin McVicar, CEO & Co-founder of Combilift CEO
“There are very few other companies, if any, that can offer this level of customisation whilst manufacturing in such volume,” McVicar said.
The truck will be joining an existing fleet of 13 Combilifts, soon to be 24, with 10 more Combilift trucks on the way for Metroll. These range from 3t multidirectional units to a highly customised 10t model.
Combilift number 60,000 will be working at the site in Toowoomba, Southern Queensland, and has been fitted with features such as 4.9m triplex mast with a 3050mm spreader to safely and easily manage the long loads that are typically handled by Metroll.
The Combi-CB 3t model is the most popular unit in the Australian market and accounted for 50% of the machines we sold in the year ending March 2021. So we are particularly pleased that it is one of our customers in this country that has been able to receive this landmark machine,” said Chris Littlewood, country manager of Combilift Australia.
With space becoming more premium, Metroll Operations Manager Vic Josephs said the unit will help Metroll utilise their space more efficiently while 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 maximise factory floor space,” Josephs said.
Following the successful collaboration with Metroll in Australia, Combilift now also supplies its trucks to the company’s Californian based operations.
“We have often found that a recommendation from one country leads to sites elsewhere adopting the same material handling processes with our products,” McVicar said.
“So we’d like to congratulate Metroll on taking delivery of our 60,000th truck, and thank them for their continued support over the years,” he said.
Combilift number 60,000 came off the production lines at the Company HQ in Monaghan.