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Combilift handed over at CeMAT

COMBILIFT Ltd, the Irish specialist

manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts,

straddle carriers and other innovative

handling solutions for long loads,

containers and palletised goods, recently

celebrated a milestone in the company’s

history. The 30,000


Combilift to roll

off the production lines in Monaghan,

Ireland, was officially handed over to its

new owner during the CeMAT materials

handling and logistics trade fair in

Hanover, Germany.

Managing director Arno Sorger

accepted the Combilift C14000 model

on behalf of Haslinger Stahlbau, one of

the major steel construction companies

in Europe. Established in 1949 and

headquartered in Feldkirchen in

Southern Austria, Haslinger Stahlbau

also has facilities in Vienna, Munich and

Dresden in Germany, and Dunavecse in


Haslinger Stahlbau’s construction

projects include production facilities,

logistics centres, aircraft hangars,

bridges, sports complexes and industrial

power plants. The company processes

an annual amount of around 40,000

tons of steel to realise these projects –

with this figure continuing to rise – and

the new C14000 is its

eighth Combilift. A variety

of models from a four-

ton capacity Combi-CB



truck, and 8-, 12- and

14-ton models from the

Combi-C Series are in

operation across its sites to

ensure safe and productive

handling and storage of its

heavy loads. Combilift has some way to go to catch up Haslinger



but in terms of growth

and success in the materials handling

sector it has made its mark since it

was established in 1998. Year-on-year

growth has enabled what started as a

small company offering a niche product

to now be a major global name.

From its global HQ, manufacturing

facility and R&D department in

Monaghan, the 450-strong workforce

designs, develops and manufactures a

wide range of products that are exported

to 75 countries.

Combilift MD Martin McVicar com-

mented: “The amount of custom-

isation featured in every model we pro-

duce makes the total of 30,000 units

manufactured to date an impressive

achievement and I’d like to acknowledge

the hard work of the Combilift team. But

of course thanks must also go to cus-

tomers such as Haslinger Stahlbau who

put their faith in our products and thus

enable us to continue to be the market

leader in our manufacturing segment.”

Combilift Ltd

– Ireland

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Haslinger Stahlbau GmbH

– Austria


Arno Sorger with Martin McVicar from Combilift

Major facility expansion for

metal processing in Denver

SAMUEL has made further investment

in a new facility in Denver, Colorado,

USA. The fully racked 70,000ft


facility is

designed for optimal material storage and

handling, and allows for an expanded

product range in stainless steel and

aluminium. The plant offers value-

added processing in bar sawing, plasma

burning, plate bevelling and aluminium

plate sawing.

Samuel Denver’s new location includes

aluminium plate processing with a high-

precision MetlSaw, as well as an inventory

of full plates; three stainless steel and

aluminium bar saws; a high-definition

plasma machine with bevelling capability

for stainless steel; PVC applicator

machine for the protection and coating of

sheet metal; optimised material storage

and handling; and ISO 9001 certification.

“This investment provides our Rocky

Mountain area customers with value-

added advantages in metal processing

and material handling,” said Dave Hollar,

general manager, Samuel Denver. “We

now have the processing capabilities

and efficiencies that will increase our

service levels to our valued customers.”

Samuel, Son & Co, Ltd

– Canada



Inside the Samuel Denver facility