Combilift’s new global headquarters and state of the art manufacturing facility is situated in Monaghan, Ireland in 2018. Built at a cost of €50 million, the investment in the new 46,500 sq. m. (500,000 sq. ft) the facility has a workforce 650 strong. It is one of the largest manufacturing operations under one single roof in the Republic of Ireland.
Four 90 metre moving assembly lines produce a finished truck every 15 minutes. There are 60 welding bays, 2 plasma cutting machines, 3 paint lines which use sustainable water-based paints and three automatic shot blasters to cater for different sized products.
12,000 pallet locations ensure ample storage space for parts and components.
The facility also includes a 50-seat cinema training room, 5,000 m² of office space and a dedicated R&D Development and Testing Centre.
23% of roof space is covered in skylights, enabling staff to work in natural daylight without the assistance of artificial lighting. The remaining lighting is provided through 1100 LED light with individual PIR sensors.
Solar panels supply 185 kW of energy with a 1 MW Biomass plant fuelled by recycled wood (pallets etc.) to heat the spraying booths and assembly area. 110,000 litres of rainwater is harvested for jet washing and bathroom facilities.