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Aisle-Master moves production

Thursday, 1 April 2010 ( #455 ) - Monaghan, Ireland
Aisle Master is moving production of its articulated forklift range to Monaghan.
Aisle Master is moving production of its articulated forklift range to Monaghan.
Aisle-Master Ltd will move production of its articulated forklift range in May to the premises of its affiliated company, Combilift, to accommodate its expansion plans.

Martin McVicar, Combilift's managing director, will also head Aisle-Master after Gerry McHugh sold his shares in the business.

"Just as Combilift addressed expansion by establishing its new premises in 2006, Aisle-Master's move to Monaghan is the next logical step to enable increased production of this very distinct and successful brand," says McVicar who has headed Combilift since its establishment in 1998.

A Combilift spokesperson tells Forkliftaction.com News that the global performance of the Aisle-Master has been "so impressive" that the company plans to increase production by 50% in 2010 compared to 2009 figures. The planned growth will be supported by a network of dealers in over 50 countries.

"A dedicated Aisle-Master assembly area has been created at the Monaghan site, currently capable of producing 300 units a year," she says.

The Monaghan site is only "a few miles" from Aisle-Master's old Clontribet premises. All employees will move to the new site.

Aisle-Master says the move will enable it to pursue its policy of "continual product enhancement" and to add models to the range.

Combilift and Aisle-Master have a combined output of over 2,000 units a year, creating an annual turnover of GBP80 million (USD120.6 million).
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