Brand Values & Company History

Since inventing the hover mower more than 40 years ago Flymo have become market leaders in the design and innovation of unique gardening products that make gardening easy. The core values at the heart of everything we do at Flymo are 'quick and easy'. Quick at completing garden tasks. Easy in being intuitive to use.

  • 1959

    Christopher Cockerell's Hovercraft invention has its final trial run.

  • 1964

    Karl Dahlman's hover mower wins gold medal at the Brussels Inventors Fair.

  • 1965

    Flymo is founded with the production of the world's first hover mower at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England.

  • 1969

    Flymo becomes part of the Electrolux Group and launch the world's first electric hover mower.

  • 1977

    Flymo products take on their distinctive orange colour.

  • 1978

    Flymo introduce and patent the world's first grass collecting hover mower.

  • 1982

    Queen's Award for Export.

  • 1983

    Queen's Award for Technology.

  • 1988

    Flymo Multi Trim, the first two-in-one trimmer and lawn edger on the market is launched.

  • 1989

    Flymo move to purpose built factory at Newton Aycliffe, England and become the UK's leading lawnmover brand.

  • 1993

    Flymo launch the GardenVac, a unique multi-purpose garden tidy tool.

  • 1994

    Flymo launch and TV advertise the Unique Turbo Compact.

  • 2000

    Flymo sell 1 million products in the UK market.

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