Combilift: Innovating Material Handling for a Smarter Future

Combilift: Innovating Material Handling for a Smarter Future

Introducing the latest innovations from Combilift: the COMBI-CB70E. As the Sales Director for USA, UK, & Ireland, Anthony Rooney takes us through this groundbreaking addition to the North American market. Designed to handle long loads with ease, the COMBI-CB70E boasts a remarkable 15,500 pounds capacity, ensuring safety and efficiency in product delivery across industries. Featuring all-electric power and multi-directional capabilities, this versatile machine excels both indoors and outdoors, promising seamless maneuverability even in tight spaces. Join us as Anthony Rooney and Co-Founder & CEO Martin McVicar shed light on the inspiration behind this innovative design, the unique load handling advantages, Combilift’s battery technology, and the array of options available to optimize warehouse operations.

Anthony Rooney

Anthony, as the Sales Director for USA, UK, & Ireland, can you introduce us to what’s innovative at Combilift for the North American market?

Anthony Rooney: I’m thrilled to talk about our latest innovation, the COMBI-CB70E. It’s designed with a 15,500 pounds capacity, catering specifically to industries that handle long loads, enhancing safety and efficiency in product delivery. This all-electric machine is versatile for both indoor and outdoor use, boasting multi-directional capabilities for easy maneuvering of long loads.

Martin McVicar

Martin, as Co-Founder & CEO, what inspired the design and functionality of the COMBI-CB70E?

Martin McVicar: Our inspiration came from understanding the nuanced needs of our clients. The design, especially the multi-directional capability and the ergonomic and aerodynamic cab, is influenced by our commitment to operator comfort and safety. We borrowed the suspension concept from the agricultural industry, applying it to this industrial vehicle to ensure it performs exceptionally well, even on unpaved job sites.

Anthony, how does Combilift’s battery technology stand out in the market?

The COMBI-CB70E is equipped with a battery system that supports a full 10-hour shift, surpassing many competitors in efficiency and operational longevity. It’s designed for easy battery changing, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum productivity.

Martin, can you elaborate on the unique load handling and operational advantages of the COMBI-CB70E?

Our mast design is a game-changer, maintaining the load’s center regardless of the lift height, which significantly reduces strain on the machinery and increases safety. With features like the side shift on brass bushings and hydraulic fork positioner, it’s tailored for handling heavy and awkward loads more efficiently than standard forklifts.

Anthony, beyond the CB70E model, what other options does Combilift offer?

We have a diverse range, including the more compact CombiLift CB and C-Series, catering to different capacities from 6,000 to 55,000 pounds. These models retain the key feature of multi-directional movement, essential for safe and efficient handling of long loads across various industries.

Martin, how does Combilift help optimize warehouse operations?

Our AisleMaster model, for instance, is designed for maximizing storage density, capable of operating in narrow aisles and increasing pallet storage within the same warehouse footprint. We also offer a free warehouse design feedback service, showing clients how our equipment can enhance their storage capacity and, by extension, their operation’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Revolutionizing Material Handling with Innovative Solutions

Combilift, a leading provider of innovative material handling solutions, has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the way businesses handle their goods since its inception. Established in 1998 by Martin McVicar and Robert Moffett, Combilift has rapidly grown to become a global leader in the industry, renowned for its cutting-edge products and unparalleled customer service.

Specializing in the design and manufacture of multidirectional forklifts, Combilift offers a diverse range of solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of various industries. From compact electric models for indoor applications to robust diesel-powered units for outdoor use, Combilift’s versatile fleet of forklifts ensures efficient handling of long, bulky, and heavy loads in confined spaces and challenging environments.

What sets Combilift apart is its commitment to innovation and customization. With a team of skilled engineers and designers, Combilift collaborates closely with customers to develop bespoke solutions that address specific challenges and enhance operational efficiency. Whether it’s optimizing warehouse layouts, improving storage density, or streamlining material flow, Combilift’s tailored solutions empower businesses to overcome obstacles and maximize productivity.

Moreover, Combilift’s dedication to sustainability is evident in its eco-friendly designs and initiatives. By incorporating advanced technologies and energy-efficient components, Combilift strives to minimize environmental impact while delivering exceptional performance and reliability.

With a global presence spanning over 85 countries and a network of authorized dealers and service centers worldwide, Combilift is committed to providing unparalleled support and service to its customers. Whether it’s initial consultations, onsite training, or ongoing maintenance, Combilift ensures that customers receive comprehensive assistance every step of the way.

As Combilift continues to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence in material handling, it remains steadfast in its mission to empower businesses with smarter, safer, and more efficient solutions for their operational needs. With Combilift as their trusted partner, businesses can navigate the complexities of material handling with confidence and success.

Combilift Unveils Innovations for Offshore Wind, Warehousing, and Fleet Management


Combilift announced its move into the offshore wind sector today with the launch of a new product designed to meet the load handling demands of large scale offshore wind manufacturers. The Combi-LC, designed at Combilift’s HQ and Manufacturing plant in Ireland, in collaboration with Siemens Gamesa, allows for the movement of wind turbine blades and towers through production stages and on to storage locations.


Deliver long loads in narrow aisles safely and reliably, around the clock, with the new Combi-AGT Autonomous Guided Forklift Truck. Our autonomous truck solutions combine sophisticated innovative technology to provide the highest levels of productivity and safety. The Combi-AGT can operate autonomously in guided aisles and free-roaming while also featuring a manual driving option.


Combi-Connect is a telematic software product that provides customers with greater levels of insight into fleet management and usage, providing real-time data on fleet performance, including location tracking, usage analytics, and maintenance alerts. With this invaluable information at their fingertips, businesses can improve and enhance operational performance.

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