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Million robots Husqvarna Group, has marked the production of its 1 millionth robotic lawnmower at its UK headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham - a first for the industry. The day, which proves a milestone moment for the company, is a testament to Husqvarna Group’s devotion to innovation in lawn mowing, and to the 130,000 sqm Newton Aycliffe site which has been a manufacturing force for robotic mowing since 2006. Husqvarna Group is a pioneer in robotic grass cutting technology, and through the success of its range of products

and solutions, is the global market leader in robotic lawn mowing. In 1995, the Group created the robotic mower market by introducing the Solar Mower, the world’s first-ever robotic mower. Today the Husqvarna Group offers a range of robotic mowers in the Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch and Flymo brands. Kai Wärn, CEO and President for Husqvarna Group said: “Celebrating 1,000,000 environmentally friendly robotic mowers is a milestone for the Group. More than twenty years ago, we created the robotic mower market and have developed the market ever since. We naturally have a strong market leadership within this category while many of our competitors still are fairly new in the market. We see that in many countries the market for robotic mowers remains small, while others have grown substantially - meaning sizeable growth opportunities in this exciting segment remains. Our aim is to maintain our leadership position by providing the most reliable, safe and efficient products and solutions.” Production of robotic mowers has been ongoing for 22 years and N35.120 T SWB Arb-Truck: in 2006 its Newton Aycliffe factory began the manufacturing of its flagship product. In the height of * the season it can see around 3,000 The 3.5T tipper that can tow 3.5 tonnes... initial rental of £4,112.28 + VAT, models produced per day. followed by 59 monthly rentals of £342.69 +VAT, commencing month 2, It takes, on average, input from with final monthly payment of £5,000 +VAT. Vehicle Price £24,950 +VAT, 72 staff to produce each robotic Road fund licence & first registration fee. *Finance Lease Example is for business users only in the UK and is subject to credit acceptance and any qualifications in government or company policy. mower and the factory currently employs 1,154 people to produce Warrington Vehicle Centre Ltd machines which are exported 2 Hardwick Grange, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 4RF worldwide. The main market for robotic mowers is still Western Europe but is growing globally by at www.warringtonvehiclecentre.co.uk least 20 percent each year.

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