Gardena AG

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Gardena GmbH
Type Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Headquarters Ulm, Germany,
European Union
Area served Europe
Key people Sascha Menges
(CEO)
Products Garden tools, irrigation-technology
Revenue 422 million (2006)
Employees 2,800 (December 2006)
Parent Husqvarna AB
Website www.gardena.com

The company Gardena GmbH, located in Ulm (Germany), is a manufacturer of gardening tools with approximately 2,800 employees worldwide (including 1,600 in Germany), and an annual turnover of 393 million euros (February 2006). Gardena is a market leader in Europe.

Management board[edit]

Production sites in Germany[edit]

Subsidiaries worldwide[edit]

Company history[edit]

  • 1961 founding of Kress + Kastner GmbH by the merchants Eberhard Kastner (*1928 †2004) and Werner Kress.
  • 1966 brand name Gardena is created, change of company name to Gardena Kress + Kastner GmbH
  • 1968 introduction of garden hose connection system (Original GARDENA System)
  • 1976 introduction of gardening tools with changing handles (GARDENA combisystem)
  • 1996 initial public offering at the stock exchange as GARDENA Holding AG
  • 1999 new chief executive officer Dr. Wolfgang Jahrreiss
  • 2002 sale of company of founding families to Swedish private equity fund Industri Kapital
  • 2003 delisting of Gardena stocks, change of company name to GARDENA AG
  • 2004 sale of US subsidiary Melnor, Inc.; new chief executive officer Martin Bertinchamp
  • 2006 acquired by Swedish Husqvarna AB

External links[edit]

Media related to Gardena at Wikimedia Commons