To strengthen the ability to serve the growing robotic mower market, Husqvarna Group says it plans to increase capacity at its Newton Aycliffe factory.
At the same time the group will install and expand capacity at the existing Husqvarna Group site in Vrbno, Czech Republic.
Husqvarna Group is a pioneer in robotic grass-cutting technology and through the success of its range of products has a leadership position in robotics, which so far has been built around the European market.
Pavel Hajman, president of the Husqvarna Division, said: “We expect the overall robotics market to continue to be a fast growing segment in the coming years.
“Our aim is to maintain our leadership position by providing the most reliable and efficient products, giving the end-users a great result – where the robotic lawn mower does all the work.”
Additional investments are planned for the Newton Aycliffe factory in order to increase robotic manufacturing capacity.
In parallel, Husqvarna Group will install and expand manufacturing capability and capacity of robotics at the existing Husqvarna Group site in Vrbno.
Hajman added: “Due to the strategic importance of this product, we see the need to manufacture robotic mowers in more than one site to meet the growing market and limit the risk with only one factory.
“In order to leverage the many years of knowledge and experience, the Newton Aycliffe factory will take on a lead manufacturing engineering role for robotics in the group.”