Echo, a publicly traded company, is one of the world s leading developers and manufactures of forestry, agricultural and outdoor power equipment. Founded in 1972, the company s product line includes chain saws, straight shaft trimmers, brush cutters, blowers, grass trimmers and hedge clippers. It offers a selection of technology-based tools for landscaping and arborist professionals. Echo provides fuel-efficient, 2-stroke engines under the trade name of Tornado. The company offers strainers, suction hoses and garden hose adaptors. In addition, it provides water pumps, bed redefiners, engine drills, and earth and ice augers. Echo also offers sprayers, chippers and shredders. The company serves clients throughout North America and South America. It is a subsidiary of Kioritz Corporation.