Husqvarna maintains chainsaw manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia. Its flagship manufacturing site is located in Huskvarna, Sweden, from where the company derives its name.
Husqvarna was established as Jönköping Rifle Company in 1620 by the King of Sweden. It initially manufactured musket pipes. Over the centuries, the company delved into manufacturing of sewing machines, bicycles, motorcycles, stoves, manual lawnmowers and an array of household appliances. The company introduced its first motorized lawnmowers to the household market in 1959, the same year it developed the chainsaw. The United States emerged as Husqvarna's largest market for outdoor equipment during the 1990s.