The culmination of i4’s 10 year relationship with the Husqvarna group
Delivering a world first dual chamber hover mower
Flymo was one of i4’s first clients back in 2003 and from the very start of our engagement with the R&D team at the Aycliffe it was clear that the relationship would be fruitful for both companies. Up until the restructuring of the company’s European R&D locations, i4 supported the development of 17 new products which included mowers, grass trimmers, chainsaws and more. During this time we were utilised as an extension of Flymo’s architectural, industrial design and engineering development team to add to their capacity and accelerate the development program. Through close communication and understanding of the company’s internal requirements, i4 was trusted to work within he Husqvarna Group’s design language and support the ID team, fusing practical experience with the ability to capture design intent in a manufacturable “A” surface CAD model
The Flymo UltraGlide project could not have been delivered without the team at i4. Design review meetings with the team from i4 are always valuable as they spark off multiple solutions that enable us to achieve a coherent design in a very short but intense time.
Ian Smith, the Flymo Design Manager of the UltraGlide Project
The Flymo UltraGlide is the most technically advanced hover collect lawnmower. i4 worked to integrate the mechanical systems with the Industrial Design with a detailed understanding of injection mouldings. They made it happen.
Ian Smith, Flymo Design Manager of the UltraGlide Project