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Irish border forklift firm Combilift creating 200 jobs

Forklifts at Combilift's factory
Image caption The forklift manufacturer is expanding its business

The Monaghan county-based machinery manufacturer Combilift is to create 200 jobs over the next three years at its new factory.

The company, which employs 550 people, draws about 10% of its workforce from Northern Ireland.

The new factory will allow the company to double its output over the next five years.

Combilift makes forklifts and other materials-handling equipment used by construction and logistics companies.

Its managing director Martin McVicar said a major challenge for the company is the uncertainty of Brexit.

He sources components and materials from Northern Ireland and Great Britain and sells into those markets.