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Business Presentation: How a one-man operation in rural Finland became a global leader
September 4, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Tuesday, September 4 at 3 p.m. in Wargelin 303
Established in Vieremä, Finland in 1970 by Einari Vidgrén, Ponsse now has 11 subsidiaries around the world and does business in 40 countries. The family of Einari Vidgrén, initially a forest machine entrepreneur, is still involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. Ponsse is a family company whose roots are deep in the Finnish countryside.
In addition to Ponsse, Mr. Vidgrén is Chairman of the Einari VidgrenFoundation, and is a board member of the University of Oulu, the Finnish Film Industry (Suomen Filmiteo llisuus Oy), and other local and regional organizations.