Flymo is part of the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products, and our success has been brought about by our determination to be the innovators within the garden care industry, making the lives of gardeners easier.The British invention of the hovercraft, was the inspiration for Swedish lawn mower manufacturer Karl Dahlman to invent a flying lawnmower. A lawn mower floating on a cushion of air…Flymo, for short – a brilliant idea in 1964, and a brilliant idea today! It wasn’t long before the idea ‘took off’ and the company grew from strength to strength during the 1970’s, building lawnmowers in its UK factory, where they are still manufactured today.
The first ever hover mower - invented by Flymo
Flymo Hover Stripe

Making a name

The first sales season for Flymo in 1965 brought immediate success. Initially, customers found the 'hover' concept hard to imagine - it was so revolutionary for its time! Early sales tended to be made only after the Flymo had been demonstrated on the customer's lawn. Once they had seen it in action, customers were happy to trade up their old-fashioned, petrol cylinder mowers, for the light and agile Flymo. The media were equally quick to support this revolutionary, exciting new brand.

Unrivalled Innovation

Today, Flymo offers the most comprehensive range of mowers and accessories in the world. In honour of it's 50th birthday, Flymo released its latest innovation – the Robotic Lawnmower 1200R. The Flymo Robotic Lawnmower 1200R has been designed to save time and make life easier. Day or night, rain or shine, the 1200R cuts and fertilises the lawn to perfection – and neither disturbs the neighbours, or emits any fumes!
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Robot lawn mower in charging station
Flymo factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

Quality Assurance

Quality plays a major part in Flymo’s success. Quality of materials and construction, the use of the latest engineering techniques, and stringent quality control testing, giving consumers assurance of the highest standards, and years of trouble free service.

Flymo continues to be a leading brand in the Husqvarna group. Husqvarna, a world leading producer of outdoor products including robotic lawn mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and trimmers, employs approx. 14,000 employees in 40 countries.