Oct 16 2013
Ponsse is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines for the cut-to-length method, and its customer-oriented operations are still guided by the wishes and needs of forest machine entrepreneurs. Ponsse products cover the diverse requirements of efficient harvesting faced by machine entrepreneurs around the world. Tree species vary from old pine to eucalyptus, and the machines have to endure tropical heat and arctic cold, travel without destroying the terrain and briskly climb the steepest slopes.
Ponsse specialises in the production, sales and maintenance of forest machines designed for the cut-to-length method and in the related information systems. In the cut-to-length method, tree trunks are cut to lengths in the forest to suit their intended use. At the same time, the information systems inform the end users of the types and quantities of timber they will next receive from the forest. All this wirelessly, even in real time.
Registered in Finland noted on the NASDAQ QMX Nordic List
Ponsse’s registered office is in Vieremä, Finland, the same place where it was established in 1970. The family of Einari Vidgrén, initially a forest machine entrepreneur, is still involved in the day-to-day operations of Ponsse. Ponsse is a family company whose roots are deep in the Finnish countryside.
The company’s shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List. The Ponsse share's shortcode is PON1V. The Ponsse Group consists of the parent company Ponsse Plc and the subsidiaries Ponsse AB in Sweden, Ponsse AS in Norway, Ponssé S.A.S. in France, Ponsse UK Ltd. in the UK, Ponsse North America Inc. in the USA, Ponsse Latin America in Brazil, OOO Ponsse in Russia, Ponsse Asia-Pacific Ltd in Hong Kong, Ponsse China Ltd in China, Ponsse Uruguay S.A. in Uruguay and Epec Oy in Finland.
In 2012, Ponsse Plc’s net sales amounted to EUR 314.8 million, and the company employed 994 forest machine professionals.
Ponsse Plc's mission is to develop and market the most efficient, most durable forest machines available for mechanised cut-to-length wood harvesting. The company's objective is to provide the most desirable comprehensive CTL harvesting solutions on the market - solutions which help customers succeed.
Information system products are an essential part of modern CTL wood harvesting. The Ponsse Opti control system makes possible centralised operations supporting logistical control of the forest machine and the whole wood procurement chain.
Differentiating ourselves through our customer service is an integral part of the Ponsse strategy. We want to stand out from all others with our service, producing maximum value for the contractor throughout the life span of each forest machine and the customer relationship.
Product example Ponsse Buffalo Dual
The Dual is both a harvester and a forwarder. Work is efficient and flexible because the transformation from forwarder to harvester or vice versa is quick: it takes less than ten minutes!