Ponsse is celebrating its 50th anniversary in forestry

By / Equipment Journal

From a small village workshop in Vieremä, Finland, Einari Vidgrén’s dream of building forestry machines has grown into an international business with reach around the globe. 

Vidgrén’s dream would materialize as Ponsse, which has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of forestry machines based on the environmentally friendly cut-to-length method.

This year, Ponsse is celebrating 50 years since its founder first went to work on building the company’s first machine. 

“The highly demanding harvesting industry calls for determination and close cooperation. To quote our company’s founder Einari Vidgrén: ’No one man could have done this on their own. It’s vital to find the right people.’ Ponsse continues to work following this same spirit, even today,” said Juha Vidgrén, chairman of Ponsse’s board of directors.