MTD produces garden equipment for the first time. The production of the first wheelbarrow lays the cornerstone for MTD's future.
MTD produces its first rotary lawn mower. This sets the course for specialization in the sector “motorized garden equipment”.
Back to the roots: with the take-over of the Ventzki GmbH in Germany, MTD returns to the European market.
MTD takes over Yard-Man in the USA.
MTD introduces the first lawn tractors with rear discharge to the European market under the brand name Ventzki.
1991 – 1996
MTD establishes branches in France, Austria, Hungary, Sweden and Denmark. The European central office finds its home in Saarbrücken-Bübingen with the take-over of the well- established company GUTBROD, a producer of motorized garden equipment.
Tractor production begins in Saarbrücken. MTD manufactures today almost all of the lawn tractors for the European market at its location in Saarland and MTD as only German manufacturer with quality “Made in Germany”, enjoys a good reputation all over the world.
MTD opens a factory in Hungary for the production of lawn mowers and significantly increases production capacity in Germany. In the same year, MTD begins production of 2 and 4-stroke engines, brushcutters and trimmers by taking over Ryobi North America.