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Solo small engine department now part of AL-KO
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:48:48 pm »
In case you didn't know Solo is now part of AL-KO. AL-KO is a large german manufacturer of garden equipment(lawnmowers, snowblowers, etc.). So we will see what happens in the future with the products!


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Re: Solo small engine department now part of AL-KO
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 02:56:20 pm »
Solo chainsaws seemed to have disappeared from the US market.


The Swabian SMEs, the AL-KO DEVICE, boosted by the acquisition of the product groups chainsaws, brushcutters and garden equipment in Sindelfingen SOLO Motoren his division garden and hobby.

"The SOLO quality products with their traditional and fachhandel strong brand fit perfectly with our philosophy of Quality for Life '. With the integration of SOLO, we are expanding our dealer network and our competence especially with gasoline chainsaws and brushcutters, "said AL-KO Kober CEO Stefan.

Subject to the necessary regulatory approvals to acquire AL-KO SOLO in an asset deal, the complete program of the product groups "garden and forestry equipment" and the related trademarks. The SOLO Motoren GmbH focuses immediately on plant protection equipment and power cutters. Andreas Emmerich, CEO at SOLO: "With AL-KO, we have found a buyer who is carrying our brand SOLO for garden and forestry equipment in specialized stores in our tradition and our name, but makes it even stronger with new ideas and developments. We focus in the future on plant protection devices that SOLO is successfully since 1948, as well as our new line of power cutters. These two product groups, we will continue to develop at the Sindelfingen plant, produce, and distribute under the brand SOLO. "When sales of plant protection equipment in Germany and France supported the AL-KO SOLO Motoren GmbH in the framework of a cooperation agreement. Steps that will allow both companies set the course for further partnership in the future.

The garden and forestry equipment from SOLO are produced from the middle of the Austrian production site shelter in Styria, where AL-KO manufactures today already of high quality lawn mowers and tractors. Thus, the product quality and flexible product supply can be ensured in the future.

With the SOLO gardening and forestry equipment AL-KO strives for the future a significant increase in sales in the specialized trade. The existing AL-KO specialist trade range is extended by the SOLO products to saws and scythes. "We will bring our best quality products under a retail-exclusive brand at the start, in which we combine the best of SOLO, and AL-KO. The customers in stores thus benefit from the expertise of two powerful and traditional manufacturer in a product, "shows Wolfgang Hergeth, Managing Director of AL-KO GMBH, on the benefits.

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