Founder & CEO of Combilift in conversation with Frank McNally (Irish Times): 07/11/2021 7pm

Martin Mc Vicar (Combilift) will be in conversation with frank Mc Nally (Irish Times) to talk about how he developed a Global engineering business from Co. Monaghan.

Starting with just a handful of employees in 1998 when Martin established Combilift with Technical Director Robert Moffett, the workforce now numbers around 650 and the company exports to more than 85 countries from its base just outside Monaghan town. Martin’s career in engineering began when he was a teenager and his skill and insight over the years in identifying exactly what customers need from handling equipment has resulted in the customised approach to the company’s range of products, over 60,000 of which are now in operation.

Martin has a strong commitment to the education and training of future engineers and together with the Monaghan Institute he initiated the OEM in Engineering Traineeship. Combilift was also recently the winner of the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2020 award. This is just one of the many prestigious industry awards that Combilift has won for its products, management and exports since Martin was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 when he was just 29.