Founded in 1944 by engineer Owen Maclaren as Andrews Maclaren, Ltd., Maclaren is a manufacturer of baby buggies, strollers and carriers based in the UK. In 1961 Andrews Maclaren released its first consumer product, a folding camp chair made of tubular aluminum. After his daughter complained of traveling with a toddler, Maclaren invented the umbrella-folding buggy in 1965. By 1967 Maclaren set up a factory in Long Buckby to manufacture the Maclaren B-01. His invention was an instant success. In 1970 the B-01 was acquired for MoMA’s design collection and since then it has been used by millions of people including royals and celebrities.
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