A long success story
Since the company was founded in 1871, PÖTTINGER has been dedicated to agricultural technology. Pioneering developments brought international recognition. Experience remarkable milestones in the company's history from its inception up to the present day.
Company set up by Franz Pöttinger in Grieskirchen
Forage cutter developed
Alois Pöttinger takes over from his father
Manufacture of mills, balers and threshers
Mass production of hay loaders and windrowers
The third generation takes the helm: Alois, Hans and Heinz Pöttinger take over as company managers
The PÖTTINGER hay tractor revolutionises the mechanisation of hill farming
The silage trailer is a groundbreaking development. PÖTTINGER becomes the world‘s largest silage trailer manufacturer
Acquisition of the Bavarian Plough Factory in Landsberg am Lech and steady expansion of the tillage range
Handover by KR Heinz Pöttinger to the fourth generation: DI Klaus and Mag. Heinz Pöttinger
New Spray Painting Centre using powder coating
New system for organising quality management: PVP PÖTTINGER Verbesserungsprozess (PÖTTINGER improvement process)
The launch of the JUMBO high-performance silage trailer for use over large areas revolutionises silage technology: In the “battle of the systems”against self-propelled forage harvesters, the silage trailer becomes increasingly important around the world, thus strengthening PÖTTINGER‘s control of this sector.
Takeover of the Sätechnik plant in Bernburg: With the founding of PÖTTINGER Sätechnik GmbH, the company extends its tillage product range with mechanical, pneumatic and mulch seed drills.
Opening of the„TIZ“ technology and innovation centre
Alpha Motion – the new generation of front-mounted mower technology -Voted Machine of the Year 2006
PÖTTINGER given an award by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society in Scotland for its electronic ISOBUS solutions.
Commissioning of the new plant in Vodnany, Czech Republic
Completion of the new customer service centre in Grieskirchen: Customer plant tours and sales agent training events are a real experience in this attractive setting, strengthening the relationship with our partners.
New assembly hall built in Grieskirchen.
The plant in Vodnany, Czech Republic is expanded with its focus being the manufacture of tillage products.
Completion of the new assembly layout and opening of a modern powder-coating line in the Bernburg seed drilling centre of excellence.
The JUMBO silage wagon is nominated machine of the year at Agritechnica.
Two DLG (German Agricultural Society) silver medals: for autocut, the fully automatic knife sharpening system and for the Intelligent loader wagon combination, which automatically changes the forward speed of the tractor according to sensory data taken at the loader wagon.
Foundation of three new sales offices: Ireland, Belgium and the UK.
The new generation of pneumatic seed drills AEROSEM is awarded Machine of the Year at Agritechnica.
IDS (Intelligent Distributor System) and PCS (Precision Combi Seeding) on the latest generation of AEROSEM seed drill were bestowed with Silver Medals by The DLG (German Agricultural Association).
The AEROSEM pneumatic seed drill continues on its course of success by winning the Gold Metal at the Polagra-Premiere agricultural trade fair in Poland. A prize was also awarded at the FIMA show in Zaragoza in Spain.
At the Agraria show in Austrian, the AEROSEM was awarded the Gold Fox Prize for innovation.
Modernisation of company headquarters
The new PÖTTINGER WorkingWORLD at the headquarters in Grieskirchen reflects the strong growth of the company and the ongoing expansion to production. More space, improved logistics and open communication were just some of the objectives of the new layout.
Launch of the new IMPRESS round baler
In 2015, the innovative IMPRESS round baler was presented for the first time. The round baler enhances the farmer's quality of life with safe and convenient operation and their livestock's quality of life with the best forage quality.
New Management Team
Following 25 years as Managing Director, Klaus Pöttinger hands over his areas of responsibility to a team that will work together with Heinz Pöttinger to keep the company on course for success. From the left: Dr. Markus Baldinger, Heinz Pöttinger (Mag.) , Gregor Dietachmayr and Jörg Lechner (Dipl.-Ing.).
Gold Medal for IMPRESS in Poland
At the agricultural trade fair in Polagra Premiery in Poznan (Poland), PÖTTINGER demonstrated its innovative strength: the new IMPRESS won over the jury who presented the round baler with the Gold Medal.
PÖTTINGER: 4 x Silver at the Innovation Award
An independent expert committee awarded four projects with the distinguished Silver medal: The SENSOSAFE animal detection concept, the camera assisted seedbed preparation, the PÖTPRO Guide and the Agrirouter.
Owners hand over to Management Team
Following Heinz Pöttinger’s move to the supervisory board, two new Managing Directors have been appointed. The experienced team of five Managing Directors are dedicated to ensuring the continuity of the company.