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History 1990


Kajaani 2000 loader control system

The computerised Kajaani 2000 loader control system is years ahead of its time and represents the latest trend in the product development of forest machine control systems.

Kajaani 2000 provides a solid base and knowhow for the development of the current control systems.

History 1992


Recognition for groundbreaking work

Ponsse introduces a lightweight eight-wheel forest machine chain, the HS10 harvester and the S10 forwarder.

Einari receives the Finnish National Inventor Prize awarded by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in recognition of his persistent work in the forest machine development.


Ponsse is awarded the Pro Finnish Design, an honourable mention of Finnish design for the industrial design of forest machines.

History 1993


Ponsse repurchased

A group of investors led by Einari purchase Ponsse back from SKOP Group in February 1993.

Kajaani Automatiikka Ky, a company manufacturing information systems, is merged with Ponsse.
Ponsse Opti, the most innovative measuring and information system on the market, is launched. Ponsse is the first forest machine manufacturer in the world to introduce a PC-based measuring device system.

History 1994


Quality certificate

The Finnish quality is rewarded when Ponsse becomes the first ISO 9001-certified forest machine manufacturer in the world.

The first subsidiary, Ponsse AB, is established in Västerås, Sweden.

History 1995


Ponsse 25 years

Ponsse receives a Certificate of Honour from the Association for Finnish Work.

Public quotation of Ponsse Plc shares on the Helsinki Stock Exchange OTC list begins.





Subsidiaries are established in the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

The 25th anniversary festivities are held in Kuopio Centre of Cultural Affairs in the autumn of 1995.

History 1996


New harvesters

Ponsse product development invents two new harvester models, Ergo HS16 and Cobra HS10.