Toro acquires autonomous fairway mower firm TurfLynx

Acquisition expected to enhance Toro’s expertise in autonomous, alternate energy and smart-connected products.

The Toro Company has acquired TurfLynx, a privately held developer of autonomous mowing equipment for golf courses. Toro said the company’s current employees will continue to be based in Portugal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

TurfLynx

TurfLynx introduced a fully autonomous, all-electric fairway mower in 2016.

“As the golf industry continues to focus on improving play, better managing resources and expanding its commitment to environmental sustainability, the application and advancement of technologies will play a critical role,” said Grant Young, general manager for Toro’s Commercial Business. “We are very excited to integrate the TurfLynx team into The Toro Company as we collectively build upon our expertise in autonomous technology, alternate energy, smart-connected products.”

The TurfLynx mower is a driverless, fully electric machine with distribution in several European countries.

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