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Getting a lift: 400 jobs on the way at forklift company

Forklift company Combilift is pumping €40 million into a new plant on the Monaghan bypass.

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400 PERMANENT AND short-term jobs are on the way at a new Combilift facility in Co Monaghan.

The forklift company has recently invested in a site of industrial-zoned land on the Monaghan bypass, and plans to invest €40 million in a 40,000 square metre manufacturing plant.

The company is promising 200 jobs over the next five years, mostly for skilled
technicians and design engineers.

A further 200 jobs will be created during the two-year construction period, according to the firm.

Management are hoping the new facility will position them to double Combilift’s current €150 million turnover over the next five years.

The company currently employs over 300 people in Monaghan town and in Clontibret.

Combilift is best known for its range of multi-directional forklifts, articulated forklifts and other material handling equipment.

A Government statement welcoming the jobs announcement including comments from the Taoiseach, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton and Arts Minister Heather Humphreys, who is the local TD.

“These new jobs will have a deeply positive impact on those who get back to work or take up new opportunities, but they also have a knock-on economic benefit for local businesses, shops, restaurants, tradespeople and service providers,” the Taoiseach said.

The Combilift investment programme has been supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland.

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