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French contractor collects Ponsse forest machine no. 12 000

Forest machine number 12 000 has rolled off the production line at Ponsse. The machine, a ScorpionKing harvester, was handed over to the client Sarl NC Bois at a ceremony at the assembly plant in Finland.

Ponsse machine no. 12 000, a ScorpionKing harvester has rolled off the production line and been handed over to the client Sarl NC Bois at a ceremony held at Ponsse's Vieremä factory in Finland. Some 450 ScorpionKing harvesters have been produced and supplied to 20 countries since its launch in 2014 (photo courtesy Ponsse).

Ponsse machine no. 12 000, a ScorpionKing harvester has rolled off the production line and been handed over to the client Sarl NC Bois at a ceremony held at Ponsse’s Vieremä factory in Finland. Some 450 ScorpionKing harvesters have been produced and supplied to 20 countries since its launch in 2014 (photo courtesy Ponsse).

Forest machine number 12 000 has rolled off the production line from Finnish forest machinery manufacturers Ponsse. The machine, a ScorpionKing harvester, was handed over to the French client, Sarl NC Bois, at a ceremony held at Ponsse’s Vieremä factory in Finland.

– We have co-operated with NC Bois for a decade and I am very glad to be celebrating the 12,000th forest machine with our French customer. Last year was our best year of operations in France ever, and our market share in France has developed positively. Furthermore, this milestone is for us as a Finnish company a great beginning to Finland’s centennial year, said Jarmo Vidgrén, Sales and Marketing Director  for Ponsse.

Family business as an asset

Sarl NC Bois is a family owned harvesting company established by two brothers, Nicolas and Mickael Cuny. Based in Trémilly, the company started operating in 2007 with a second-hand Ponsse HS16 harvester. In 2008, the brothers’ father Claude Cuny joined in the business, and the following year, a third brother, Billy Cuny, joined in. On an annual basis, Sarl NC Bois harvests and buys 50,000 m³ of wood with net sales of over EUR 2 million.

– Being a family company is an important asset for us, said Nicolas and Michael Cuny.

The company can be described as a pioneer in machine acquisitions in France. In 2009, the company acquired the first eight-wheeled Ergo in France, and in 2014 it acquired a ScorpionKing harvester also one of the first in France. Today NC Bois carries out logging operations with ten Ponsse machines.

New service centres

In France, Ponsse has three of their own service centres and some authorised service partners. The subsidiary Ponssé S.A.S. has been responsible for Ponsse’s operations in France since 1996. A new service centre, which will be opened in the spring, is being built in Labouheyre in southern France.

The service centre is a part of this year’s large investments in the service network and development and expansion of the production facilities. This year, new service centres will be completed in Ponsse’s subsidiaries in the UK, Uruguay and France.

 

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