Combilift delivers 100th forklift to Eddie Stobart

Combilift has delivered its 100th Aisle Master articulated forklift to Eddie Stobart.
 
The forklift was recently handed over to Eddie Stobart representatives at Combilift’s manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland, where the Aisle Masters are manufactured. 
 
Eddie Stobart acquired its first Aisle Masters in 2012 for its Contract Logistics and Warehousing Division, which operates more than six million square feet of storage facilities, strategically located around major transport hubs across the UK. The electric powered 20WHE models with 2000kg capacity are predominantly deployed in sites where fast moving goods are stored. 
 
The 100th truck will be displayed for a time at the company’s service support centre in Warrington before being put to work in one of its busy operations. 
 
Eddie Stobart Materials Handling Equipment Manager Brian Smith, together with John Myers, Operations Manager Dagenham Depot, visited Combilift’s new 46,500m² production facility to see the 100th truck roll off the production line. 
 
Brian Smith commented: “We have been impressed with the performance of the Aisle Masters to increase productivity in our warehouses over the years, and equally impressed with the accommodating and can-do attitude of the manufacturers when it comes to any suggestions we may have. I must add that the new Combilift headquarters and manufacturing plant was very impressive!”  
 
Martin McVicar, MD of Combilift and Aisle Master said: “We value long term collaboration with our customers and the 100th truck for Eddie Stobart epitomises our philosophy of listening to customer feedback to provide them with a solution that is 100% suited to their requirements.”  
 
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Main pic: (From left) Darren Monks, Carrylift; Michael Gilmore, Carrylift; Brian Smith, Eddie Stobart; Mark Brown, Carrylift; John Myers, Eddie Stobart; Anthony Rooney, Combilift and Aisle Master. 
 
Inset: Combilift and Aisle Master MD Martin McVicar, left, congratulates Eddie Stobart MHE Manager Brian Smith on the company’s 100th Aisle Master