As sales grew the Flymo brand looked to diversify its product range and find new, innovative ways to make gardeners’ lives easier. Here came the birth of the first 2 in 1 lawn trimmer and edger. This pioneering product hit the UK shelves in 1988 and once again took Flymo to the forefront of gardening technology.
It was decided the company needed a bigger, more modern factory to enable it to manufacture products more quickly. The ideal location was found only a few miles from its current location in Newton Aycliffe, where it can still be found today. This decision soon proved to be the correct one, and Flymo finally, after 24 years of hard and dedicated work, became the UK’s leading lawn mower brand.
In 1994 Flymo aired its first TV ad, advertising the Unique Turbo Compact lawn mower.
2006 saw Husqvarna and the Flymo brands spin off from Electrolux and its shares listed on NASDAQ Stockholm Stock Exchange.
In 2014 Flymo released its Robotic Lawnmower 1200R, a mower which works unassisted. Automatically cutting the lawn, the 1200R is designed for easy installation and mows independently, returning to its charging station when in need of power.