Husqvarna Professional Products Inc ("Husqvarna") announces the intent to discontinue manufacturing and selling products under the Yazoo|Kees brand name by year end.
"The decision to discontinue the Yazoo|Kees brand is part of our brand rationalization strategy within the Husqvarna Group," says John Marchionda, Vice President of Marketing, Husqvarna. Husqvarna will continue to produce similar products under both the Dixon and Husqvarna brands.
Husqvarna will continue to process warranty claims and make available service parts for an extended period of time.
The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. The Group is also the European leader in consumer watering products and one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The product offering includes products for both consumers and professional users. The Group's products are sold via dealers and retailers in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 32 billion, and the average number of employees was approximately 15,000.