How old is the EGO company?

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I find it important to know how long a company has been around before purchasing a line of tools that will require me to purchase more of your products in the future (more batteries) in order for them to continue to operate. In order to confidently do this, I need some background on EGO as a company. How long have they been around? Are they a subsidiary of any larger company? While I like the idea of rechargeable mowers and yard tools, a gas mower will go for years and years after the manufacturer is no longer around. If EGOes under in the next 3-5 years and I need new batteries, I now have $1k worth of plastic that does me nothing. Can you address these concerns please?
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Justin Retzlaff

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they're a brand new company that is a subsidiary of a well established company... you probably ought to wait five or ten more years before plunking down your hard earned cash.
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Justin Retzlaff

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Who is the well established company?
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Frank

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Chevron.  
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Justin Retzlaff

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Nice edit, smart a$$.  And yes, I do know how to use Google.  You're right, how dare I ask in this forum... not like it's applicable content... 
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Justin Retzlaff

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Btw, it's Chervon... Not Chevron... You right, Google is a great tool.  Speaking of tools...
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Hi Jason, Thanks for your question. EGO is a new 56 Volt Lawn and Garden Equipment brand from Chervon. Chervon is a manufacturer with 20 years’ experience in the power tool industry-- both corded and cordless-- and is one of the top 10 manufacturers of power tools in the world. Among its customers are global professional brands and leading home improvement retailers. So, while the brand is new, our design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities are not. We hope that this information, along with our industry-leading warranty, will give you the confidence to try our products.

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JR, as stated, the mother company is Chervon of China. The "New" Craftsman line Sears put on their pegs and shelf's to gain more profit margins are made in China by Chervon. This has been Sears' downfall, the quality went way down, so us tech's started buying our tools elsewhere to get the quality needed.

Lowes is having the same quality issues with their Kobalt power tool line, also made by Chervon.
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Interesting thread. I didn't know Chervon makes Kobalt and Craftsman too. By the way, there are quite a few places that will rebuild a L-Ion battery pack. From what I hear it's not a difficult issue. I've heard they can replace them with even higher mah / quality batteries so you get the upgrade. Does anyone know about this?
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I've tried it with my DeWALT battery packs at Batteries Plus store.  Those batteries they use NEVER live up to the OEM.  Maybe other people have better results.  They are supposed to be identical or better than OEM.  Even generic laptop batteries with high mah never live up to their promise and burn out quickly.

EGO Has a great battery warranty.  If they don't skimp out and shorten it, I'll only by EGO direct replacements.  BTW, EGO has circuitry inside the battery and the tool that communicate with each other, if you use generics, not sure what the results would be.

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Good to know. Thanks.
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Is Chervon the manufacturer of the batteries too?
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Jennifer VandeWater, Community Manager

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Chervon constructs the battery packs using proprietary materials and electronics. The individual batteries within the 56 Volt battery packs are manufactured by a very reliable battery manufacturer.
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Quite honestly, you hear from people (most of the time) who have problems.  From what I've observed, the track record of the EGO Tools and Batteries has been quite good.  I'm a lucky one, I have every tool and 4 batteries.  5 months of heavy use and not one issue. 
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So is it correct to assume that both the mower housing and engine and the battery pack are manufactured in China?
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Yes, just like most consumer goods as well as competing OPE products from other companies.

Country of manufacture has very little to do with quality anymore. Some of the most highly regarded consumer products come from China. Like pretty much everything made by Apple.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I am a Home Depot employee and a customer has inquired as to who the manufacturer....

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