ARCTIC CAT Inc history spans back more than 50 years to date. The company is now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ATV’s and snowmobiles and manufactures products which are used within the utility, leisure and racing markets. The origins of the company date back to the 1950’s, when company founder Edgar Hetten built the first snowmobiles. After testing these early machines for many years - and various technical advancements, in 1961 he created a snowmobile company in Minnesota. This initial company was founded later under the name "Polar Manufacturing", but was later changed to "Arctic Enterprises", and for the first time snowmobiles were called ARCTIC CATS. The following decades were characterised by technical advancements and constant growth. Today, ARCTIC CAT ranks among the most successful and largest manufacturers of snowmobiles in the world.