Husqvarna dates back to a Swedish weapons foundry built in 1689. Husqvarna entered the lawn equipment business in 1918 with the purchase of Norrahammars Bruk. Husqvarna went on to aquire Malmo and Poulan/Weed Eater to expand its lawn mower business. Owned by Electrolux since 1978, the outdoor products group of Husqvarna was spun off in 2006.
Husqvarna - official site