Product feature: Aisle-Master NZ

Combilift Ireland, manufacturers of the Aisle-Master articulated forklift, has appointed an exclusive NZ distributor for their product range

For those unfamiliar with Aisle-Master, it’s an articulated forklift that has dual capabilities and can operate in aisles less than two metres and lift to a height of more than 11 metres.


In addition, it can be utilised as a standard counterbalance forklift for loading and unloading trucks and general pallet movements.

It has electric and LPG variants and according to the manufacturer has built a reputation for high-quality design, engineering, and build quality Under the terms of the agreement signed by Combilift Ireland and Aisle-Master NZ, Aisle-MasterNZ takes on the exclusive distribution of the range to both current resellers of the product and will also sell directly to end users who do not have an existing supply relationship with a reseller.

Enquiries to Aisle-Master NZ looking for information on products and services, advice on potential applications on new and existing sites, and quotes for sales or leasing will be actively handled by Combilift Ireland’s New Zealand representative David Edmonds.

David is based in Auckland and covers the whole country for sales and advice. Aisle-MasterNZ also takes on responsibility for product support and warranty.

There will be a comprehensive parts holding in New Zealand, allowing a rapid response to a vehicle-off-road situation and also technical advice and support for both Aisle-Master NZ’s own service agents throughout the North and South Islands and for reseller’s service teams.

Aisle-Master NZ is a joint venture company formed by Auckland’s Northern Forklifts Ltd and The Independent Forklift Company Limited from Christchurch.

It will operate as the importer and distributor, placing all factory orders and coordinating shipping and arrival into New Zealand and contracting assembly and pre-delivery checks to Northern Forklifts for North Island orders or The Independent Forklift Company for machines landing in Christchurch.

They will also provide after-sales service for machines sold directly by Aisle-Master NZ from their own branches in each island and through a service agent network. Customers who purchase from another reseller will also continue to enjoy support from their chosen supplier.

Aisle-Master NZ director Dexter Hyland says he and his fellow directors are delighted to have signed the agreement with Combilift and believe that it signals the beginning of an increase in the impact and presence of the Aisle-Master product range in New Zealand.

"It’s a great opportunity for us as the distributors of Aisle-Master to improve the whole Aisle-Master experience for all users," he says. 

 He adds that they are also keen to continue working with other existing forklift supplier resellers and will welcome enquiries from any forklift company who would like to offer Aisle-Master to their own clients.

For more information, visit the Combilift Ireland website. Alternatively, contact David Edmonds on 021 390 535 or or call Dexter Hyland at Northern Forklifts 021 739 108 or Todd Kraiger at Independent Forklifts 021 228 0011.

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