Mips and Husqvarna Announce Partnership, Bringing Helmet-Based Safety Technology to Forestry 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN; April 18, 2024Mips, a global leader in helmet-based safety, and Husqvarna, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative forest, lawn and garden products, today announces their official partnership to amplify helmet safety for the forestry industry.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, forestry is among the industries with the highest fatality rate of all occupations. Of the common accidents that workers experience, struck by incidents can cause a range of injuries, from cuts and bruises to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and fatalities.

Proper PPE usage, and head protection in particular, is critical to keep forestry workers safe. Most helmets available today are designed to protect workers from linear impacts, or those directly to the crown of the head. Yet the majority of accidents occur at an angle, therefore exposing the wearer’s head to rotational motion – a leading cause of TBIs.

Together, the two Swedish-based organizations Mips and Husqvarna will launch a forestry helmet equipped with the Mips® safety system later this year. This will be the first Husqvarna safety helmet with Mips technology and also the first helmet with the Mips safety system in the forestry industry globally.

“Husqvarna is an industry leader in developing solutions for the field of forestry,” says Max Strandwitz, CEO at Mips. “We are thrilled to partner with them to bring our safety technology to the forestry industry, and to expand to this industry as we continue true to our mission; to lead the world to safer helmets.”

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Mips, pioneers in head protection technology. By incorporating Mips’ advanced safety systems into our helmets, we aim to enhance the level of safety for Husqvarna users worldwide, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to setting high standards of safety in the industry”, says Carl-Magnus Lunner, Product Manager Head PPE & climbing equipment at Husqvarna.

About Mips

Mips specializes in helmet-based safety and is a world-leader in this area. Based on an ingredient brand business-model, Mips’ safety system is sold to the global helmet industry. The technology is based on over 25 years of research and development together with the Royal Institute of Technology and the Karolinska Institute, both located in Stockholm, Sweden. Mips’ headquarter with 82 employees engaged in research and development, sales, marketing and administration is in Stockholm, where its product and technology test facility also is located. The Mips share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Currently, Mips has partnered with over 150 helmet manufacturers. Since its inception, the Mips® safety system has been included in more than 1,000 helmet models worldwide.

Further information: www.mipsprotection.com

Husqvarna Group

Husqvarna, a brand within Husqvarna Group, is a market leader in innovative and high-quality products and services for shaping green spaces in parks, forests and gardens. Since 1689, Swedish-born Husqvarna has a strong focus on research and development and is a pioneer in robotic lawn mowers and chainsaws. Today, the product portfolio consists of the next generation of robotic mowers, riders, chainsaws and trimmers for professional as well as private use. Sustainable value creation, product innovation and digitalization remain important for the journey ahead. Husqvarna products are sold in more than 100 countries. Husqvarna Group, which also includes Gardena and Husqvarna Construction, has 13 800 employees around the world and net sales in 2023 amounted to SEK 53,3 billion.

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