Gierkink Machine Techniek was founded in 1998 by Michel Gierkink. The company specialises in the maintenance, repair and the sales of forestry machines and wood cutters. In 2010, Gierkink Machine Techniek introduced the GMT035 to the market, a patented invention that is now sold across the world. As a result of the success of the felling head and quick coupler, in 2013 a decision was made to split the company into Gierkink Machine Techniek and Gierkink Machine Service. This service arm specialises in the maintenance and repair of forestry machinery and cutting devices and is a dealer for Gierkink Machine Techniek in the Netherlands.