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About Vitli KRPAN
Since 1977

Tradition, quality, respect & teamwork

Company PIŠEK-Vitli KRPAN was founded in 1977 and is today one of the most globally recognized companies in the forestry machinery industry. Our flagship product is the forestry winch. The production program also includes other forestry machinery, such as forestry trailers with cranes, log splitters, firewood processors, circular saws with conveyor belts, firewood bundlers, tractor tipper boxes, grabs and other forestry machinery.

All machines, which are intended for professional as well as home users, are the result of our own development, many years of experience and testing of operation in the most difficult conditions. The high-tech company invests a lot of resources in digitization and automation. The production process is robotic and computer controlled with the latest technology.  

Our machines have a 3-year warranty


In parallel with the company's excellent investment condition, growth and contribution to the economy, we received the Golden Gazelle of Slovenia for the most successful fast-growing company in Slovenia in 2022, and the Silver Gazelle of Slovenia the year before.

As a reliable, credible and above-average successful business entity, we have been receiving the Platinum Credit Excellence certificate for many years in a row. Our socially responsible footprint was recognized by the Ekwilib Institute in 2022, when we became a Socially Responsible Employer

In addition, we were awarded complementary titles Craftsman of the year 2005 and Entrepreneur of the year 2016. In 2016, we also won the German KWF Innovation Award, which is a great incentive for future work. KRPAN was awarded numerous golden, silver and bronze medals at the Slovenian most important agricultural exhibition, silver and bronze guild granted by the Chamber of Crafts of Slovenia for outstanding products, commendation of municipality of Celje. 

In the field of intellectual property, KRPAN owns several international patents, registered designs and marks.


We are the proud owner of the TÜV SÜD Certificate.


Our vision is clear – to be the BEST!

The goals which help us rise to the very top are measurable and precisely defined, though not easily reachable, by any means. We will strive to fulfil every customer’s desire and requirement in order to justify their trust.

Our work environment is inspiring and full of challenges; teamwork motivates us to find the joy, the guidance, and the inspiration to be the best!  


We satisfy customers by providing quality products at realistic prices, and excellent after-sale service. Factors, such as the development of our company, extensive experience, customer knowledge and suggestions, precise testing, and operation in various conditions provide for high work safety, simple use, and a warranty for all of our products. We benefit our employees since we provide a safe and comfortable work environment and the opportunity for personal and professional development. Through our responsible attitude to the work and natural environment, we respect every aspect of business values.


The beginnings were the most difficult. It all began as a part time activity in 1971, in the “workshop” of 3 square meters. It was a room where the deceased father used to perform all kinds of repairs typical on a farm in those days. The very first product was a »rubber cart«, a very popular cattle harness. 

First winches were produced in year 1977, which makes Krpan the first producer of tractor logging winches in Slovenia. Over the years, Krpan grew to the biggest logging winch producer in Europe. 

Winches KRPAN are the result of our own development, years of experience, knowledge and feedback from our customers. Least but not last, their performance has been tested under many different circumstances. KRPAN Winches are distinguished by their safety, functionality and quality.


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