Nisula Forest Oy

Nisula Forest Oy, located in Jämsä Halli, Finland, is a company that specialises in the design, product development and manufacturing of thinning harvesters, harvester heads, energy wood heads and other forestry machinery and equipment.

Nisula Forest Oy was established in 1978 with mechanical timber harvesting as its field of business. The company started as a contractor and operated with ten machines. Gradually, the main focus shifted to the manufacturing of forestry machinery.

Our products are the result of decades of experience in both practical harvesting work and product development and design. We have developed forestry machines and accessories since the very beginning. The first forwarder was made for the Company’s own use in 1978, a tail processor in 1981, and a grapple processor in 1984. Collaboration with other machine manufacturers started in 1986, when Nisula designed the HN125 motorised crane for Ponsse. A few years later, Nisula designed and made the prototypes for Ponsse’s H53 and H73 harvester heads.

At the turn of the millennium, Nisula started collaboration with Partek Forest. The multi-purpose harvester heads designed by Nisula and the company’s strong experience in combi machines provided a good basis for collaboration. As the result, Nisula manufactured harvester heads and multi-purpose heads for Valmet forestry machines for several years.

In 2005, Nisula started to build a retail network of its own.

History

The story of Nisula located in Halli, Jämsä, Finland, began with a forwarder built on a Valmet excavator for logging by Ali and Seppo Nisula in 1978.

After a few years, they developed a processor for final felling. In 1987, the Nisula brothers bought their first forest harvester from Ponsse, which led to collaboration with Ponsse for more than ten years. For example, the design and manufacture of the prototypes for Ponsse’s H53 and H73 harvester heads took place in Halli.

After collaboration with Ponsse, Nisula established partnership with Partek. Nisula manufactured harvester heads for Valmet forestry machines and played an important part in the development of Valmet 801 Combi.
Nisula also carried out contracting with ten machines in Finnish forests. In 2010, however, several reasons led to the company discontinuing contract work.

Nisula today

Today, Nisula is a strong industrial enterprise. Its main products are energy wood heads, harvester heads, multi-purpose harvester heads and parallel cranes. Nisula’s cost-effective N5 harvester head was launched in 2013. Fitting forwarders for multi-purpose use and tractors and crawler excavators for forestry work are also part of Nisula’s core business. We want to offer our customers cost-effective, superb alternatives for thinning and special projects in which it is difficult to keep the bottom line in the black by using mainstream machinery.

The modern production facilities in Halli, Jämsä provide a good setting for developing the business in the years to come. The future strategy of the company includes the development of increasingly cost-effective products for thinning and new alternatives that help the company’s customers succeed in their operations. Productivity, functionality and low operating costs guarantee the result in thinning operations – not horsepower or oversized pumps. We know this from experience.

The modern production facilities in Halli, Jämsä provide a good setting for developing the business in the years to come. The future strategy of the company includes the development of increasingly cost-effective products for thinning and new alternatives that help the company’s customers succeed in their operations. Productivity, functionality and low operating costs guarantee the result in thinning operations – not horsepower or oversized pumps. We know this from experience.

Values

Responsibility to customers and employees

For its customers and employees, Nisula Forest is a reliable partner that recognises its responsibility to them. We ensure that our employees are happy with their work and develop themselves as members of the Nisula team. As a Nisula employee, each worker is responsible for ensuring that the customers get value for their money.

 

Self-motivated work community in which people work as a team

Happy and open atmosphere makes a work community in which every employee feels happy and comfortable. In the Nisula team, each employee plays an equally important role in ensuring that the end result is the best possible for the customer. We win as a team, and we lose as a team.

Human-oriented collaboration

Customers are our most important partners, and understanding their needs is our most important goal. Flexible collaboration, common sense and human-oriented decision-making are important to us.

 

True enthusiasm in everything we do

Nisula Forest is a forerunner in the manufacture of high-quality, innovative and cost-effective forestry machinery and equipment for thinning operations. Our customers’ success is important to us. Our high-quality products are the result of practical experience, enthusiasm and close collaboration with customers.

 

Nisula’s personnel

Experience and confidence based on practical experience combined with youthful enthusiasm and development mindedness are the words that best describe the Nisula team. The careful work of each employee in each work phase ensures that you have a high-quality Nisula product at your disposal.

Partners

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

With the collaboration agreement signed between Nisula Forest Oy and Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, Nisula will continue marketing and brand building through the Rally World Championship series. The company’s long collaboration with the test driver Juho Hänninen will also continue.

“Through collaboration with Juho in 2017, we were able to offer unique Rally experiences for our dealers and business partners. Co-operation with the team led by Tommi Mäkinen went really well. Nisula as a brand also took clear steps forward,” said Kalle Mattsson from Nisula.

“If you want to get ahead in business, you have to build your brand in addition to having quality products. The sponsorship agreement we signed with Toyota’s World Rally Team gave us an excellent opportunity to continue building our brand. We can also offer unique experiences for our business partners. This team of top professionals is a great example of what achieving goals means in practice. It’s great to be able to show this success story to our business partners. It will definitely inspire new ideas for their everyday work”, Mattsson continued

Juho Hänninen

During his successful career, Juho has won practically everything except the World Rally Championship. With his Skoda S200, Juho won the IRC Championship in 2010, the SWRC World Championship in 2011, and the European Championship in 2012. In 2011, Juho was awarded the Finnish Motor Sportsman of the Year title. Today Juho drives in the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Team led by Finnish rally legend Tommi Mäkinen.

“Success is always the result of good collaboration, good partners and teamwork both in business and in sports,” Kalle Mattsson from Nisula Forest Oy says. “Juho’s strong background in farming and forestry gives a natural basis for collaboration.”

Satu Aarnio

Satu looks after our customers at Trade Fairs and Exhibitions and makes sure the visitors receive the best possible service at the info desk. She is also an active player in Nisula’s dealer events and Collection shootings.

Joonas Leppä, cross-country skier

Joonas is a promising 17-year-old cross-country skier from Vilppula. He is completing forest machine operator studies at Jämsä College, and orienteering is his other interest in sports. The name of the sports club that he represents is Kuoreveden Kärki, and his coach is Jouko Humppi.

When Joonas was under 15, his best achievements included 8th place in the Hopeasompa Cup and 15th place in the KLL (Finnish School Sport Federation) Championships. His recent achievements include 11th place in the M18 10 km category in the EYOF (European Youth Olympic Federation) trials in Jämi, Häme District championship in the M17 category, and 8th place in the M17 category in the Finnish Youth Championships in Rovaniemi.

Joonas’s future goal in skiing is clear: better and better performance every year and Finnish Championship and national team level in adult categories. To reach this goal, Joonas needs both hard training and sponsoring. Nisula Forest wants to support Joonas and help him reach his goal.