Poulan was established in 1944 by Claude Paulan in the United States. The end of the Second World War. The air smelled of a new era, an era of manufacturers not of weapons, but of those who would be able to saturate the market with completely new products: mini tractors, mowers, trimmers and other inventions that millions of people can afford.
The foundation of the company in such a difficult war year is connected with the simple observation of Paulan. Namely, the felling of the forest by prisoners of war and prompted Claude to the idea that this work is hard, one might say long-suffering, therefore, a new tool is needed, which at times will facilitate such dangerous work.
That was the beginning of the long history of Poulan, which began with the production of a new unit for sawing wood. For the purpose of further production of chain saws, in 1946 an enterprise was founded. Actually, this helped to further promote the product and expand the range.
In the first models of saws used engines from other manufacturers. It was inconvenient, and the ability and potential to produce products on our own was felt. Therefore, already in 1951, their own developments, which were no worse than their predecessors, began to be used in production.
In 1958, Poulan was sold to Charles T. Beyard. Of course, such a turn in no way affected the quality of products. The technological process does not stand still, the constant novelties of the market, which are represented by competitors, are rapidly modernized every year. Last but not least is Poulan.
In 1970, the first chain saw was released, which was not inferior to the products of other manufacturers for its ease and efficiency. In 1973, consumers had the opportunity to buy a cheaper saw, which did not go against the quality. In the same year 1973, Poulan merged with Emerson Electri.
In 1974, Poulan saws became even more recognizable, as one of the models of the legendary saws was shown in the movie "Texas: Chainsaw Massacre." In 1979, a new merger took place. This time, the lawn mower manufacturer Weed Eater Inc. became a partner of Poulan. Such cooperation led in 1984 to leadership in the US market.
In 1986, the Swedish company Electrolux acquires the company Poulan. From that moment began the production and sale of motorized garden equipment. In subsequent years, there is a complete structuring of the business. So, in 1999, the rights to the McCulloch brand are acquired, and this already goes beyond the limits of the United States.
In 2000, all rights to this brand are transferred to Poulan. At the moment, Poulan is a manufacturer of outdoor equipment (electric trimmers, blowers, chain saws), which is designed for the average income of consumers.
This is a kind of company advantage, because for a small fee the tools of high quality, reliability and durability are presented. Despite the fact that Poulan has only one factory in Nashville, USA, it produces more than 1 million chainsaws each year and is one of the largest concerns in the world that produce benzo-electric saws.