The 12,000th machine was a Ponsse ScorpionKing handed over to a French customer at the Vierema factory.
The Ponsse ScorpionKing was received by a French family company called Sarl NC Bois from Trémilly. A new Ponsse service centre, which will be opened in the spring, is being built in Labouheyre in southern France. The service centre is a part of Ponsse’s large investments in its 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. 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.
Sarl NC Bois is a harvesting company established by two brothers, Nicolas and Mickael Cuny. The company started operating in 2007 with a used Ponsse HS16 harvester. The company can be described as a pioneer in machine acquisitions in France. In 2009, the company acquired the first eight-wheel Ergo in France, and the Ponsse ScorpionKing harvester acquired in 2014 was one of the first in France. At the moment, NC Bois is logging with ten Ponsse machines.
In total, Ponsse has manufactured about 450 Ponsse Scorpion harvesters that came into production in 2014, and has delivered machines into 20 countries. Source: http://www.ponsse.com/media-archive/news/ponsse-s-12-000th-forest-machine-completed