One of the biggest names in British lawnmowers, Atco-Qualcast, is set to disappear from garden centres after being swallowed up by the German industrial conglomerate, Bosch. Atco-Qualcast, based in Stowmarket, Suffolk, and which employs 500 people, announced yesterday that it has been bought for an undisclosed amount.
Who makes Qualcast now?
‘The only Qualcast mowers that are manufactured by Bosch (Qualcast) are the following cylinder mowers: the Qualcast Concorde 32, the Qualcast Elan 32 and Panther 30 and Panther 380 mowers, says Jess. ‘Anything else on sale at Argos or Homebase are their own brand products. ‘
Did Bosch buy Qualcast?
1995: Atco-Qualcast Ltd was acquired by Robert Bosch GmbH and run as Atco-Qualcast Ltd.
When did Bosch take over Qualcast?
Bosch came to Stowmarket in 1995 when it bought the Atco Qualcast Ltd site.
Is allett the same as Qualcast?
In 2011 Allett purchased the rights to produce all Atco-Qualcast cylinder lawn mowers. Atco-Qualcast machines have been dominating the domestic and club market for many years with their well-built and innovative mowers.
Do they still make Qualcast lawnmowers?
Atco-Qualcast will continue to design and build mowers, hedge-cutters and other garden products, but they will be sold under the Bosch brand name.
Are Bosch Lawn Mowers made in China?
In researching these Bosch lawn mower reviews we discovered that almost all Bosch cordless and corded electric lawn mowers are made in China, and have been for some time. While a few of their cheaper mowers are produced in Hungary.
Where is Qualcast made?
However, with such a complex web of licensing and other deals now swirling around the Qualcast name it is possible the Qualcast mower you purchase today may be made in the Allett factory in Staffordshire, England. Or it may be made in a Global Garden Products factory in Italy.
Are Bosch lawnmowers made in the UK?
Until recently many of the Bosch mowers featured on this page were manufactured in the UK in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Some Flymo mowers are also made in the UK, in Newton Aycliffe.
Where are Spear and Jackson lawn mowers made?
The principal manufacturing facility is in Bradford, its UK-based sales operation is based in Camberley, while its Shanghai facility distributes the Bowers range to a rapidly expanding Chinese market.
Which lawnmowers are made in the UK?
British made mowers to give you a perfectly-striped lawn this…
- British made: Hayter Spirit Lanwmower. This has a Briggs & Stratton 155 cc engine designed to be easy to start and to resist rust. …
- Classically British: Hayter Harrier 48 lawn mower. The Hayter Harrier 48 Autodrive B.B.C. …
- Top machine: Hayrer Harrier 56.
Are Spear and Jackson made in UK?
Spear and Jackson and Neill Tools were always made in England, but most Spear and Jackson products are now produced in Asia. The Spear & Jackson brand is owned by Hong Kong-based United Pacific Industries.
Are flymo made in China?
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. Today, we still manufacture some of our Robotic Lawn Mowers here in the UK.
How do I contact Qualcast?
If you need help or have damaged or missing parts, call the Customer Helpline on 0345 640 0800.
Where are allett mowers made?
Handmade in Britain Since 1965
Every Allett mower is still hand-assembled by our highly-skilled team at our factory in Staffordshire, England.
Are Atco and Mountfield the same?
The brand ATCO is part of the company STIGA Group (formerly GGP Group), that also includes the four local brands Mountfield, STIGA, Alpina and Castelgarden. The Group is present in more than 70 major nations worldwide and has its headquarter located in Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso (Italy).