Little Wonder is one of the oldest and most reputable brands in the landscaping industry and it is noteworthy that they have chosen The Rental Show in Orlando to celebrate a very special milestone. During the first day of the show on February 27, Little Wonder will be celebrating its 95th birthday with refreshments, free gifts and special discounts at booth number 3662. A longstanding and perennial exhibitor at The Rental Show, it is only fitting that Little Wonder has chosen to celebrate their anniversary at this year’s show.
Born in the United Kingdom in 1922, the “Little Wonder” was the name given to the world’s first (hand-cranked) hedge trimmer. The simple but ingenious machine was only the first of many work-saving products that would become synonymous with Little Wonder. Oddly enough, the product found a strong customer base in the food industry. Pasta makers trusted the unit’s razor sharp hand finished blades to slice their delicate fresh pasta into strips.
In 1935, the brand immigrated to America, via an acquisition by Pennsylvania based, Schiller-Pfeiffer a predecessor to Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., the company that manufactures Little Wonder today. The rest is an American success story.
Little Wonder has introduced many of the most beloved and trusted products in the outdoor power equipment industry. Little Wonder produced the world’s first electric-powered hedge trimmer in 1940, followed by the world’s first gasoline-powered unit in 1955. Little Wonder was also responsible for the development of the world’s first “hand-held” tiller and coined the terms “Roto” and “Mini” Tiller in the 1970’s. In 1997 (75 years young), Little Wonder revolutionized debris management with the introduction of a newly redesigned line of walk-behind leaf blowers. In consultation with independent airflow-design engineers Little Wonder created a new product line that revolutionized the industry and surpassed the performance of all other walk-behind blowers on the market. So much so, that a patent for the innovative design was granted in 1998.
Over the course of 95 years Little Wonder products have been used to tend to the grounds of some of the most iconic places in the world, including the White House, Disneyland, the Eiffel Tower grounds, the U.S. Open and the summer Olympic village.
Today, products featuring the familiar red and white color scheme of Little Wonder are visible on landscaper trailers and across rental yards around the world. Proven performance product lines include: blowers, edgers & bed shapers, leaf & debris vacuums, truck loaders, and, of course, hedge trimmers. To learn more about Little Wonder and locate a local dealer, visit www.littlewonder.com.
Little Wonder® is a registered trademark of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
About Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
Schiller Grounds Care makes tough jobs easier by making professional grade turf care, landscaping, and gardening equipment for residential and commercial use under the brand names of Little Wonder®, BOB-CAT®, Mantis®, Ryan®, Steiner®, and Classen®. To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its various brands of power equipment, visit www.schillergc.com.
Contact: Steve LePera