A Swedish company that is considered the world's largest manufacturer of all kinds of garden tools, lawn mowers, cultivators and small tractors. Saws of this brand, motorcycles and various stone processing tools are also very famous. Beyond the brand itself Husqvarna owns a number of other trademarks known all over the world (gardena, McCulloch, Diamant Board, Weedeater, Dixon), and found almost exclusively in Scandinavian countries (Zenoah, bluebird, Klippo, flymo). The right to use the brand Husqvarna motorcycles is also owned by a German company bmw.
history Husqvarna has an old one. The company was founded back in 1689, when the production of weapons for the Swedish army began in the Swedish town of Husqvarna. The area abounded with fast rivers, whose energy attracted engineers here. In fact, if you dig deeper, even 1620 can be considered the year of foundation, when a royal decree was issued on the beginning of mass arms production and several factories started operating in the country, which later merged into an enterprise in Husqvarna.
For quite a long time, the enterprise remained state-owned, until in 1771 it was bought out by a certain Fredrik Ehrenpreuss. The Ehrenpruss family owned Husqvarna until 1821, after which it passed to Baron Gustaf Sture. All these years, production remained not too large and little known outside the country.
|Lawnmower Husqvarna R152SV|
Changes began in 1867. The company was then named Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB ("Arms factory in Husqvarna"). The basis of his income was the production of rifles Remington, which the Swedish government ordered from him in large quantities.
After the fulfillment of these orders, it was decided to expand the production and range of products. In 1872, the production of wood-burning stoves, home-made items, and later sewing machines began (the company refused to produce the latter only relatively recently). 1986 marked the beginning of the production of bicycles, which in 1903 were supplemented by motorcycles that are still in production today.
During the Second World War, even experiments were made to create a car. Husqvarna (the project was canceled in 1944). But the year 1959 can be called a real milestone, when the company's first lawn mower appeared - then no one could even imagine that this particular type of equipment would form the basis of production in the future. In 1970, the company becomes "peaceful" by selling the production facilities involved in the production of weapons. However, expensive hand-built hunting rifles were allowed in until 1989.
In 1979 Husquarna was taken over by another Swedish company - Electrolux AB, "under the wing" of which existed until 2006, after which it was again spun off into a separate company.