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Sep 30

Solo, Inc.

Posted on September 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM by Communications Department

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Solo, Inc.

Solo, Incorporated, based in Newport News, is the U.S. subsidiary of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH in Sindelfingen, Germany, the worldwide leader and innovator in the production of backpack, hand-held and one-hand compression sprayers, as well as mist blowers and cut-off saws. The Newport News plant, which is located on Chestnut Avenue in Copeland Industrial Park, has 75 employees. This location manufactures and sells sprayers, and distributes mist blowers and cut-off saws in North America, Latin America and Caribbean. Since 1948, Solo has earned global recognition for superior quality spraying equipment. Solo sprayers are the first choice of farmers, professional landscapers, and homeowners worldwide. Solo_SC

Solo mist blowers are among the most popular in the world as well. They have become indispensable in agriculture, horticulture, woodland maintenance, public parks and green areas. In addition to plant protection, they are used for disinfecting large areas such as gymnasiums. They are also the best choice for mosquito, pest and parasite control in orchards, farms, animal herds, stables, large storage areas, ships and containers.

In 1948, brothers Hans and Heinz Emmerich, the founders of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH, developed the first small two-stroke engine. In 2012, after over seven years of research and development to produce more durable, technologically advanced and innovative cut-off saws, Solo broke new ground with its first generation of cut-off saws, utilizing its expertise with 2-stroke engines. Solo introduced the State-of-the-Art 880/881 Concrete Saws, once again bringing innovation and world-class performance to the industry. The Solo 881 features iLube®, the world’s first Intelligent Lubrication system, where oil is automatically mixed with the fuel by an electronically-controlled pump.

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