Dolmar announced new chainsaws

The new PS-420 and PS-350 compact petrol chainsaws from Dolmar are driven by powerful, free-revving and high-torque engines made from lightweight magnesium castings. Featuring a vertical 6-port die-cast cylinder, the engines have displacements of 42 cmі and 35 cmі respectively and are rated at 2.1 kW and 1.6 kW. The side-mounted air intake on the engine housing is positioned to ensure that the combustion air is drawn in where it is likely to be cleanest – well away from sawdust and chips.

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June 2007

Husqvarna acquires Soff-Cut, a US producer of concrete saws

soff-cut-saw.jpgHusqvarna has acquired Soff-Cut International Inc., based in Corona, California.

Soff-Cut is the leading producer of concrete saws for early entry concrete sawing. This technology enables concrete to be cut before it is fully set, which minimizes the risk of random cracking and also simplifies the working process in comparison with conventional sawing.

In 2006 Soff-Cut reported sales of approximately USD 35.4 million (approximately SEK 240m) and had about 70 employees. The majority of sales are in the US.

The operation will be included in Husqvarna ’s accounts as of 1 June 2007.

“Soff-Cut has developed a unique patented system for early entry concrete sawing”. The acquisition enables us to continue strengthening our position as a supplier to the construction industry. We expect to achieve considerable synergies with our existing operation in administration, purchasing, production and distribution”, says Anders Strцby, head of Husqvarna Construction Products.

Husqvarna Group

June 2007