History of Husqvarna Garden Tractors
The Swedish company Husqvarna is rightfully considered the world's largest manufacturer of all kinds of garden tools, lawn mowers, cultivators and small tractors. Saws of this brand, motorcycles, as well as various tools designed to process stone, have been widely known in many countries of the world.
Every day, hundreds of various models of such equipment as earth drills, chainsaws, brush cutters, blowers, gas shears, riders, scarifiers, trimmers, snow throwers, ice screws leave the conveyors of the company's enterprises. With rare exceptions, all models produced by Husqvarna have several modifications. However, they can differ from each other in power, size.
In addition to the brand itself, Husqvarna owns many more brands that are known around the world. We are talking about Weedeater, Dixon, Gardena, McCulloch, Diamant Boart. Also found almost exclusively in the Scandinavian countries are such brands as Bluebird, Klippo, Zenoah, Flymo. The German company BMW has the right to use the Husqvarna brand on its motorcycles.
Husqvarna was founded way back in 1689. It was then that in the small town of Husqvarna they mastered the production of weapons needed by the Swedish army. However, there is a point of view that even 1620 should be considered the year of foundation of the company, based on the fact that this year a royal decree appeared on the start of mass arms production.
As a result, several factories began operating in Sweden, which later merged into an enterprise in Huskvarna. For a very long time, the enterprise was state-owned. However, in 1771 it was bought by Fredrik Ehrenpreuss.
The Ehrenpruss family owned Husqvarna until 1821. Then Baron Gustaf Sture took over the business. The production was not very big. Outside the country, few people knew about him.
However, in 1867, when the company began to be called Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB (“Arms Factory in Husqvarna”), a change took place. The production of Remington rifles gives a large income, and their company produces in large volumes.
After the order of the Swedish government was completed, both production and product range are expanding. In 1872, wood-burning stoves began to be produced here, and then sewing machines. In 1896, the company broke into the production of bicycles, and seven years later, motorcycles, which are still being produced today.
1959 was a significant year for the introduction of the company's first lawn mower. This type of technology formed the basis of the current production. In 1970, the company sold its production facilities for the production of weapons. In 1979, Husquarna took over Electrolux AB. In 2006, it was again spun off into a separate company.