Poulan gas chainsaws are produced by the Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna Group. Originally an American company, Poulan was founded in 1944 by chainsaw pioneer Claude Poulan in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Husqvarna and Poulan were at one time both part of the Swedish conglomerate Electrolux. In 2006, Husqvarna established as its own company, with Poulan as its subsidiary. Today, as a part of Husqvarna Group, Poulan continues to strengthen its product with access to their industry-leading technology.
Poulan has a long history of being a leading chainsaw brand. In 1971 one of its products was featured in the movie "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Despite being known for chainsaws, Poulan also produces other outdoor equipment such as mowers, tillers and trimmers.