10 000th Combilift goes to Weyerhaeuser
Published:  08 July, 2009

IRELAND: A leading supplier of 4-way forklifts, celebrated another milestone when the 10 000th machine to roll off its production lines in Monaghan was delivered to Weyerhaeuser, a world leader in the manufactur of engineered lumber products.

Combilift's truck number 10 000 will be working at Weyerhaeuser's Parallam Mill in Annacis Island near Vancouver in Canada. It was officially handed over to Chuck Antonides, Weyerhaeuser's director of Lean Processes, by Combilift US's president Tommy Cadden.

It is also the first 10-tonne capacity Combilift to be operational at a Weyerhaeuser site.

"Product development was based on close collaboration between the two companies, with Combilift acting constantly and quickly on feedback from Weyerhaeuser personnel," said Tommy Cadden.

Combilift's customised approach has proved to be such a success that Weyerhaeuser has embarked on a program to phase out all other types of conventional forklifts at its distribution centres and replace them with more of the company's models. 

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