Qualcast is a strong brand in the UK lawn mower market with a long history.
In a 2010 article titled Confusing product labelling at leading retailers – Puzzling brand names at Argos and Homebase Which! revealed that Bosch who owned the Qualcast brand had actually been licensing the Qualcast name to the Home Retail Group for use on products in sold their retail stores that were not made by Bosch.
Home Retail Group operate the Argos catalogue stores and the Homebase chain. This means Qualcast lawn mowers and other garden tools bought in Argos or Homebase might be genuine Bosch Qualcast machines, or they could be product made by another manufacturer exclusively for these two chains.
So who is making these Argos and Homebase Qualcast machines? Well a clue as to the source of their petrol engined Qualcast equipment can be found on the Einhell UK web site. They have a page titled These FAQ’s are specifically for Qualcast products purchased at Argos which seems to suggest these are actually Einhell products.