A busy Ligna for Combilift
27 May 2015
Combilift once again proved that it has the winning formula when it comes to attracting the crowds to its two stands at Ligna: around sixteen exhibits incorporating new features and technology, regular performances of the by now much awaited Combi-CB dance routine, hospitality, and the added bonus of perfect weather made for a very busy five days in Hannover.
The range of exhibits demonstrated that Combilift has products ideal for use in small carpentry workshops right up to large operations manufacturing modular buildings. Models from the ever popular C-Series, sideloaders including the 4-wheeled SL and stand on trucks were complemented by the smallest Combilift product – the WR4 Walkie Reach with a lift capacity of 1.5t.
The largest Combilift, the Combi-SC Straddle Carrier was on show at Ligna for the first time and was a talking point for visitors, who were impressed by its design and extreme manoeuvrability in spite of its imposing size. With lift capacities of 50t and above, this was initially developed for container handling but, as MD Martin McVicar commented, “more and more customers in the prefabricated house and building sectors are recognising its benefits for the cost effective and space saving handling of oversized loads.”
The demo area at the stand in the heart of the open air area was used by Combilift personnel to best effect to show the versatile capabilities of the products to visitors from all corners of the globe. “The visitors to our stand were definitely in buying mood,” said Martin McVicar. “We took firm orders throughout the show from new and established customers and also sold a Combi-CBE electric model to a fellow exhibitor – a manufacturer of woodcutting machines from Slovenia who wanted a smaller, quieter forklift for indoor operation. We expect our order books to continue to grow once we have processed the hundreds of enquiries we received.”