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After more than 80 years since it initially opened its doors, the STIHL Group has grown to employ more than 12,000 people, including more than 400 designers and engineers.
As a corporation, they have over 35,000 Dealers in over 160 countries, and due to the high quality of their products and craftsmanship, STIHL has acquired appeal amongst the many amateur gardeners and skilled professionals alike, all over the world.
Andreas Stihl establishes a facility in Bad Cannstatt, close to Stuttgart, one year after starting his business. As a result of the war’s serious damage to the structure, Stihl relocates its production to Waiblingen, where it is still located today.
The 1930s: Apprenticeship
STIHL has always been a firm believer in cultivating excellent individuals and follows that ethos to the present day.
1954: The start of diversification
The STIHL BL chainsaw may be converted into an earth auger by adding an adapter, simply a game changer.
The STIHL Contra
The ‘lightweight’, portable chainsaw brings Andreas Stihl’s idea to life and revolutionises the tree service sector.
Manufacturing procedures are getting more automated with the advancement of machine technology.
The Image of STIHL
The STIHL logo has evolved to reflect the range’s diversification. It was initially intended as a representation of forest work, but it is now widely recognised as a symbol of high-quality power equipment.
STIHL establishes a magnesium pressure die-casting facility in Prüm-Weinsheim in order to satisfy the high standards of quality and consistent deliveries it demands. For chainsaws and power tools, the factory makes crankcases, among other parts.
Andreas Stihl, the company’s founder, passes away at the age of 76. Hans Peter Stihl and his sister Eva Mayr-Stihl take over management.
STIHL Incorporated is established in the United States in 1974 and then in 1978, Andreas Stihl Ltd. is established in Great Britain.
1985 Chainsaw and axe tests have been a traditional strength test for lumberjacks. The STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series is introduced, harnessing participants’ competitive spirit and exhibiting their abilities. A large global fan base now watches the events live and on television.
1992: The maker of gardening equipment, VIKING, is acquired by STIHL. Under the direction of Dr. Nikolas Stihl, the company’s Austrian Tyrol-based owner and founder’s grandson, grows quickly.
As the century changes, STIHL introduces its ground-breaking multi-tool idea. One engine can power a wide variety of tools thanks to a splitting shaft. Today, it is referred to as the KombiSystem.
2004 STIHL opens its state-of-the-art Waiblingen Engineering Center on schedule and within budget. The undertaking represents a €40 million investment in the future R&D facilities of STIHL.
In 2008, VIKING introduces a distinct line of lawn tractors. The new models have been developed by the Austrian team over the course of more than four years (17,000 hours).
With two revolutionary hedge trimmers that set new industry standards, STIHL enters the cordless power tool market in 2009. The new models are lauded by gardeners for being quiet, strong, and long-lasting performers.
STIHL’s M-Tronic technology, a fully electronic engine management system, making the MS 441 C-M chainsaw its most modern model yet. This is a chainsaw with a brain thanks to the self-tuning engine!
With the introduction of STIHL’s full line of cordless garden power tools, a new age has begun. Each of the five tools is powered by a dependable, quiet, and long-lasting lithium-ion battery.