Cargotec’s Hiab has delivered its 75,000th truck mounted forklift.
Die Behrens-Gruppe of Germany travelled to the Moffett production centre in Dundalk, Ireland, to receive the vehicle on 8 May. The milestone unit is an emission-free electric Moffett E-series, specially painted and decorated to mark the occasion.
“Moffett is the original truck mounted forklift and globally undoubtedly the most popular brand. We’re immensely proud to sell 75,000 units before the brand celebrates its 75th anniversary next year,” says Michael O’Reilly, Product Manager Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab. He continues “It is an Irish success story. We manufacture all truck mounted forklifts at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Dundalk, County Louth, supported by close to 400 dedicated and passionate employees.”
Moffett revolutionised the transportation industry with the launch of its Mounty, a compact 3-wheeled forklift truck that could be transported on the back of almost any delivery truck or trailer, and took up virtually no loading space. It was still powerful enough to perform the same functions of lifting, carrying, loading and unloading like a regular forklift but with the ability to negotiate any area from paved surfaces to the most difficult off road conditions.
Today, Moffett truck mounted forklifts are sold all over the world and offer an extensive selection of machines for a diverse range of industries and segments, including building material logistics, gas bottle distribution, agriculture, farming and landscaping, urban deliveries, fire & rescue services and utilities.
The company was founded by Cecil Moffett in 1945 in Clontibret, Ireland, as a small engineering workshop producing agricultural machinery for the family farm and other local businesses. In 1996, production of the truck mounted forklifts moved to Dundalk and in 2000, Moffett Engineering Limited became part of Hiab and Cargotec Corporation, rapidly expanding the global sales and distribution network. At present, close to 400 people work on making and developing the iconic forklift that is used in over 50 countries across the world, shaping the future of load handling.