Murray was a U.S. company whose assets are now owned by Briggs & Stratton and Dorel Industries. The corporate brand is a descendant of the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, which manufactured bicycles and lawn and garden equipment .


Lawn and Garden EquipmentEdit

Murray has a history of lawn and garden (L&G) equipment. In June 1988, Murray was acquired by Tomkins plc of Great Britain. In 1993, the new company purchased the Noma brand of L&G equipment. It manufactured under a variety of brands, including for other companies. Murray licensed the Stanley brand and produced lawn and garden mowers and snow blowers sold at Wal-Mart and other retailers.[1] The machines were built at the former bicycle facility in Lawrenceburg.

The Murray brand was acquired by Briggs & Stratton in 2004. On August 30, 2005, Lawrenceburg produced its last lawnmower, closing on September 30, 2005.[2]

Brands owned by Murray[3] Edit

Brands built by Murray[3]Edit

Financial StatusEdit

  • 1986: Murray was purchased by Tomkins PLC of Great Britain.
  • 2000: purchased by Summersong Investment, a Chinese-backed company.[4]
  • 2004: Filed bankruptcy, at which point engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton acquired the Murray brand name for use on lawn equipment. Briggs & Stratton also owns Simplicity Outdoor.[5][6]


  1. Stanley
  2. Murray Inc. - Closes 9/30/05, Article
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brands
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named autogenerated2

External linksEdit

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