We’ve bought a Husqvarna leaf blower. So you’d think that it might be made in Huskvarna. Huskvarna with a K? Ja. The town changed its spelling, the company didn’t.

More realistically you’d expect it to be made in some low cost producer in the Far East

Instead it’s made in a high cost producer a long way away.

Why, I’ve no idea, but I’d guess Husqvarna bought a company out there.

It might surprise the Americans to learn that there are almost no American made consumer products sold here (because high cost and a long way away).


Huskvarna is a suburb of Jönköping, a place which is pronounced in a manner quite unexpected for English speakers.