Prinoth (company)

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Prinoth LTD
Industry Snow groomers and tracked utility vehicles
Headquarters Sterzing, Italy
Revenue 171 million EUR (2010)
Owner Michael Seeber
Number of employees
605 (2010)
Snow Groomer EVEREST
The Prinoth Beaver, a forestry mulcher
Forestry mulcher Prinoth Beaver

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.


The company, which is part of the Leitner Group, was founded in 1951[1] when racing driver and constructor Ernesto Prinoth opened the predecessor of the current company, a garage. The man from Val Gardena applied his passion for high-performance vehicles to the development of snow vehicles for winter conditions in South Tyrol.

In 1960, Prinoth began with experiments for snow groomers. 1964 saw the release of the first snow vehicle in the form of the "P15" slope grooming vehicle. In 1970, the piste preparation for the Skiing World Championships in Val Gardena was carried out by Prinoth vehicles for the first time. 2000 saw the merger of the respective snow groomer branches of Leitner AG and Prinoth. The takeover of the snow groomer range of Bombardier was completed in 2005. This was followed by the takeover of the Bombardier tracked utility vehicle range in 2009 and the founding of the headquarters of Prinoth LLC Canada in 2009. That year also marked the founding of Prinoth GmbH in Telfs, Austria. 2011 saw a strategic alliance with AHWI Maschinenbau and the expansion of the product portfolio to include vegetation and biomass management.



  1. ^ History of Prinoth

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