Briefly in English

Ponsse Plc’s founder Einari Vidgrén’s values and entrepreneurship continue through both Ponsse and the foundation which bears his name. In 2005, Industrial Counsellor Einari Vidgrén founded the Einari Vidgrén Foundation, the purpose of which is to increase the appreciation of work in mechanised timber harvesting. The purpose of the Foundation is to heighten awareness of the entrepreneurship related to timber harvesting and to make the mechanised harvesting sector more interesting as a potential workplace, especially among young people.

The awards can also be applied for internationally. Applications, together with their justification, must be sent to the Foundation’s attorney Sirpa Lahtinen ( by 23 April. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Vieremä in May.

The Einari Vidgrén Foundation gives the Einari Award to distinguished forest machine companies as its main recognition. Einari Recognitions are awarded to research and development parties active in mechanised timber harvesting, developers of training in the sector and parties that promote awareness of the sector and increase its appreciation. In addition, the Foundation gives Einari Operator’s Awards to meritorious forest machine operators and Einari Scholarships to talented students in the forestry equipment field.

Additional information
Juha Vidgrén, tel. +358 40 518 6286
Chairman of the board, Einari Vidgrén Foundation

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