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Combilift Earns High Honors

Combilift was honored with a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for its recently launched Combi-CBE4 material handler—the world’s first compact counterbalance design electric powered multi-directional forklift with its patented traction on all wheels.

Combilift was honored with a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for its recently launched Combi-CBE4 material handler—the world’s first compact counterbalance design electric powered multi-directional forklift with its patented traction on all wheels.

The “Red Dot” distinction is now established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design, and as one of the world’s largest product competitions, these awards attract submissions from over 50 countries every year. This is the second Red Dot Award that Combilift has received; it was a winner in 2014 with the Combi-WR4 multi-directional pedestrian operated reach stacker.

The Combi-CBE, with 4t lift capacity, features the company’s internationally patented independent electric traction which provides all front and rear drive wheels with 100% traction control, therefore negating the need for differential lock on slippery surfaces. By inputting the wheel-base parameters, the traction commands are calculated by the control system. As the truck drives, the speed and rotational direction of the wheels are controlled independently, and tight turns can be negotiated with no tire wear. This also offers precise acceleration and deceleration control for the operator, significantly reducing long load momentum twisting when traveling sideways.

“We are very proud that one of our products has once again been recognized as a worthy winner by the jury,” said Combilift CEO and Co-founder Martin McVicar. “Both these accolades are testimony to the high caliber of our product designers and R&D department, and to the benefit achieved in collaboration with our clients during the design process of a new model.”

“Optimizing space, safety and efficiency as well getting better value out of your investment, as the multi-purpose forklift allows you to do more with less—it is also enhancing your investment, improving the return of your investment (ROI) and reduces the total cost of ownership to an absolute minimum. If there was ever a time to make sure that your warehouse is working at optimum capacity and efficiency, then it’s now. In recent years demand for storage facilities has risen due to the continued growth of e-commerce, and the coronavirus has had a further dramatic impact on shopping habits and therefore the warehousing sector. Combilift’s innovative, multi-directional technology coupled with over 20 years of experience in volume optimization means we’re experts in making your space work harder. Our free warehouse planning consultancy service lets you visualize the potential Combilift can unlock within your existing footprint.”

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