Powerlite was founded in 1998 by Mats Höljö.

The year after Sweden joined the European Union Mats Holjo was selected together with Jan Westerlund to represent Sweden in the comprehensive European Executive Training Program in Japan. This was an 18-months training program financed by the European Commission. After learning Japanese and Japanese business Mats introduced the first machine in Halmstad, Sweden. Soon he noticed that the market was still immature and he put his focus on the more mature Japanese market. By using the extensive knowledge attained through the Executive Training Program in Tokyo production and organization was adapted to the stringent demands of the Japanese.

Our equipment is manufactured in Sweden and is the result of a successful combination of Swedish concern for safety and Japanese cutting edge technology.