Husqvarna has a long history that is rich in tradition. The first Husqvarna plant was established in 1689 as a weapons foundry, to produce muskets for the Swedish Army. In the course of the centuries, Husqvarna has produced a large range of different products. When Electrolux acquired Husqvarna in 1978 the outdoor product range comprised mainly chainsaws. In the 1980s operation expanded strongly through acquisitions. In subsequent years, consistent organic growth gradually gave Husqvarna leading positions in the global market.
Forest, park and garden products comprises five product categories; Ride-on products (mainly riders, garden tractors and zero turn mowers), Walk-behind products (mainly lawn mowers, robotic mowers, tillers and snow throwers), Handheld products (mainly chainsaws, trimmers, clearing saws, blowers and hedge trimmers), Watering products (mainly water hoses, couplings and sprinklers) and Accessories and Garden tools (mainly accessories, spare parts and garden tools such as saw chains, mower blades, safety equipment and clothes). The Group’s products are sold via dealers and retailers in more than 100 countries. North America accounts for approximately 60% of this market, Europe for more than 30%, and the rest of the world for less than 10%.