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Prinoth AG is an Italian manufacturer of snow groomers and tracked utility vehicles. The company's headquarters are located in Sterzing, South Tyrol, Italy. With its fleet of snow groomers, Prinoth is active in slope preparation. Its utility vehicles are used as carrier vehicles and for vegetation and biomass management.

Prinoth LTD
IndustrySnow groomers and tracked utility vehicles
Headquarters
Key people
Revenue171 million EUR (2010)
OwnerMichael Seeber
Number of employees
605 (2010)
Websitewww.prinoth.com/
Snow Groomer EVEREST
The Prinoth Beaver, a forestry mulcher
Forestry mulcher Prinoth Beaver
An old snowcat manufactured by Prinoth for the Italian State Police

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Prinoth, which is part of the HTI Group, was founded in 1951[1] when racing driver Ernesto Prinoth opened the predecessor of the current company, a garage. Fascinated by snow vehicles applied his passion for high-performance vehicles to the development of slope vehicles and, in 1962, produced his first P 60 prototype. Two years later, the first production vehicle rolled off the assembly line. Developments continued over the years. Leitner Group acquired the company at the turn of the millennium and continued the range as an independent company under the Prinoth name, becoming the world's most complete provider of snow cats. The further acquisition of the groomer range of Canadian manufacturer Camso (previously Bombardier Inc) in 2005 and the acquisition of Camso's tracked utility vehicle range in 2009 gave Prinoth a wider area of activity beyond snow groomers. With additional equipment of all types, thanks to their tracks, the robust vehicles are able to reach the most remote locations without sinking into mud or soft soil, unlike wheeled vehicles. Thanks to the acquisition of the German forestry machinery manufacturer, AHWI Maschinenbau, Prinoth expanded its activities to a third area of activity in 2011. In addition to snow grooming and the tracked utility vehicle range, the company is now also active in vegetation management and, in addition to the cost-effective processing of forestry and agricultural land, is also seeking solutions in the global development of biomass.

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