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 (EP2515628) that is now sold across the world. As a result of the success of the grapple saw and quick coupler, in 2013 a decision was made to split the company into Gierkink Machine Techniek and Gierkink Machine Service, with Gierkink Machine Techniek fully focusing on the production and sale of grapple saws, quick couplers and Fly Jibs. To underline the international ambition we have changed our company name into GMT Equipment since January, 2019.