Pottinger has been developing forage machinery since 1871, when the company was set up by Franz Pottinger in Grieskirchen, Austria. In 1950, they commenced mass production of hay loaders and windrowers. In 1956, the third generation of the Pottinger family took over the running of the business and in 1960 Pottinger became the world’s largest silage wagon manufacturer.
In 1975, Pottinger bought the Bavarian Plough Factory in Landsberg to expand the tillage range of machinery. In 2007, commissioning of a new factory for the production of tillage machinery took place in Vodnany, Czech Republic with further expansion taking place over the next 10 years.
In 2012, Pottinger set up three new sales offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Belgium to provide backup for their established dealer networks.
In 2015, Pottinger launched the innovative Impress round baler range catering for both the farmer and agricultural contractor.
Today, Pottinger is still an Austrian family owned company that contributes to a sustainable increase in effectiveness, efficiency and quality in agricultural production and that acts as a partner on whom its customers can rely. Customer care is not just a slogan at Pottinger, they actually promote it actively in all business relationships.