Portable Winch Co. was founded in 2003. The three owners, Pierre Roy, Christian Pelletier and Timothy Brown are issued from the forestry industry, and had collaborated for years before founding Portable Winch Co. The first portable winch (PCW5000) was designed to help their main customers' needs, the gentlemen forester.
The company in 2004 launches the PCW5000 model. It is a technical and commercial success, and the first production year already witnesses the birth of international sales, with the participation in a major forestry fair in Germany and the first order from Vonblon in Austria, who will become the largest European importer.
In 2008, Portable Winch receives the awards for Most Outstanding Small Business and for Business of the Year from the Fleurimont Chamber of Commerce.