Combilift were proudly crowned Manufacturing Exporter of the Year, at the 20th edition of the Irish Export Industry Awards – the premier event for recognising the achievements of Irish Exporters. The event had over 460 export industry professionals in attendance at the black-tie gala event, on Friday 30th of September 2022 and was hosted by comedian Oliver Callan.

The Manufacturing Exporter of the Year Award which Combilift took home, and was kindly sponsored by Ace Express Freight, highlights the importance of exporting companies who have excelled across the manufacturing industry despite being faced with some very difficult and unprecedented trading conditions over the past two years.

Combilift currently export almost 97% of production units manufactured in Co. Monaghan to over 85 countries worldwide. This prestigious award acknowledges the hard work and dedication Combilift commits to exports. Combilift were commended on having been fundamental to Ireland’s success and with eight other high-profile companies shortlisted for the award, this year saw one of the most competitive processes in the coveted Awards’ history, which makes this award one to be particularly proud of.

The award was presented by the Irish Exporters Association (EIA), the leading independent representative body and voice for exporters based in Ireland.

Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Simon McKeever, CEO of the Irish Exporters Association, said:

Tonight, we are here to recognise the outstanding achievements of companies working in and supporting the export industry in Ireland. Across 10 categories, we celebrate Irish business excellence – from Innovators and Small & Emerging exporters, manufacturing, and sustainable companies, to the Multinationals, from Life Sciences and Food & Drink Exporters to the Services and Technology Exporters and the many companies which provide vital services to the sector.

As an island-nation at Europe’s periphery, we are globally renowned for overcoming difficult obstacles and turning challenges into opportunities. I am convinced that Irish exporters will continue to meet these difficulties directly, working to increase the presence of Irish exports into more diverse markets.”

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