Husqvarna

Husqvarna was founded as “Jönköping Rifle Factory” by decree of the Swedish king, and during the first years the factory produced about 1500 musket pipes annually. The signature product inspired the classic “gun sight” logo that, although updated, is still used today. When Sweden began to boost its army in 1689 the company started a separate site for boring and grinding musket pipes 7 km from the head office in Jönköping – at Huskvarna falls (formerly spelled Husqvarna). A place that now marks the spot for the modern Husqvarna factory complex.