Unbelievable that it was only a year ago that Combilift celebrated the opening of our new $80 million AUD manufacturing facility and welcomed so many Australian companies to Ireland for the opening. At the time we wrote it was designed to take us to 8000 units annually. We didn’t quite expect to get close to that just a year after opening. This year we not only turned 21 but will likely celebrate the build of our 50,000th unit. What a year!

Timber and timber frame and truss manufacturing remain at the heart  of Combilift’s operations here in Australia with more and more frame and truss companies realising the benefits of “going 4 ways” with  Combilift and in true Combilift fashion, we don’t do anything by halves and this month we are welcoming a number of Australian timber and timber frame and truss manufacturers back to Ligna in Germany.

Check out our video from Ligna 2017 (right). We promise 2019 is bigger and better!

Combilift is known for its extensive displays and live demos of its materials handling solutions at Ligna, and this year will be no exception. Combilift, which now exports to over 85 countries will have plenty to show on its unmissable stand at the heart of the outdoor area, as well as on a stand in Hall 13 Combilift will be well represented in Hanover with not only our multi directional forklifts, but our pedestrian trucks and straddle carriers.

Around 18 models will be on show, all of which have been designed for the safe, space saving and productive handling of the various loads that the timber sector needs to lift, transport and store. Sawmills, furniture manufacturers, timber suppliers and joineries for example can all benefit from Combilift’s innovative products to keep things moving on the premises.

Centrepiece on the outdoor stand will no doubt be the Combi-SC Straddle Carrier. This imposing machine, which is available with lift capacities of up to 100t, handles oversized loads such as modular buildings and containers. It has a very light footprint in spite of its size and is a cost-effective alternative for heavy handling forklifts and cranes and works on poor terrain without the need for costly ground reinforcement.

At Combilift we pride ourselves on continuously adding to our range of electric models and this is evident at Ligna – around half of the exhibits are electric powered and include a Combi-ST stand on truck, the Combi-WR4 multidirectional pedestrian stacker, a Combi-CBE counterbalance design 4-way truck and the Aisle-Master VNA articulated forklift. The majority of electric products from other manufacturers are designed for indoor use only but Combilift has answered the market demand for more versatile forklifts by incorporating rubber  tyres into its electric range to enable them to offer good traction on a variety of surfaces so that they can transition easily from inside to outdoors.

C-Series models on display include the C5000XL, a robust diesel-powered truck with high ground clearance, large operator cab and a host of features which cope easily with harsh operating environments and tough ground surfaces.

As ever, at Combilift we aim to entertain as well as inform at, so the usual line up of dancing forklifts and Guinness will be available for visitors to enjoy.

Outdoor Area M61 and Hall 13, Stand G25