Since the company was founded in 1926 by Andreas Stihl, the “father of the chain saw,” STIHL has grown into an international manufacturer of chain saws and power tools. Today, STIHL has production plants at seven locations in Germany as well as in the United States, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria and China. The executive, advisory and supervisory boards and the engineering center are located at the German founding company, ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG, in Waiblingen near Stuttgart.
The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and sells handheld gasoline-powered, electric and cordless power tools for the forestry industry, landscape maintenance and the construction industry. There are well over 2,500 STIHL patents and registered designs, most of which have been incorporated in series production. STIHL has been the world’s bestselling brand of chainsaws since 1971. In addition to chain saws, the extensive line of products includes brush cutters, hedge trimmers, blowers, sprayers, pressure washers, cut-off machines and earth augers, as well as protective equipment and accessories. The product portfolio is complemented by the VIKING range of garden equipment, such as lawn mowers and shredders. As a matter of principle, products
are distributed through a network of retailers offering full service – with 32 sales and marketing subsidiaries, more than 120 importers and some 40,000 servicing dealerships
in more than 160 countries throughout the world.
The STIHL Group achieved a turnover of EUR 3.93 billion in fiscal year 2019. That represents a 4 percent increase over the previous year (EUR 3.78 billion). Without the effects of foreign exchange rates, turnover growth would have been around 2.7 percent. An equity ratio of 70.4 percent indicates that the financial structure of the company continues to be very sound. As a matter of principle, all investments are financed with the company's own liquid assets. As of December 31, 2019, the company had a worldwide workforce of 16.722 men and women. STIHL further expanded the dealer network last year. In the meantime customers can buy STIHL products at more than 53,000 servicing dealers throughout the world and trust their professional advice and technical services.
Corporate responsibility has a long tradition at STIHL. As a medium-sized family-owned company, we believe we have a special obligation to society. We fulfill this obligation in many ways, for example with voluntary social benefits for our employees, with attractive apprenticeships and traineeships, and with social involvement close to our sites. Continuity and a long-term view guide our actions, and are part of our understanding of sustainability, just like resource-conserving production and the STIHL products with built-in environmental protection. The focal points of our social responsibility are in the areas of sustainable business operations, employees, the environment and education.
An enterprise is more than just the sum of its employees, buildings, machinery and processes. It is also about more than merely making products or providing services. An enterprise is, above all, a strong and dependable community of people who work together to attain objectives. Those people must pull together and identify with the enterprise.
STIHL Cordless Power Systems Whether you’re a hobby gardener or a professional, STIHL offers the right cordless tool for everyone. STIHL’s COMPACT cordless power system with four powerful tools and two batteries is the perfect solution for garden owner and domestic users alike. STIHL’s PRO cordless power system has even more power to get right down to work. This range offers professionals especially high-quality tools in various performance classes, for trimming hedges, mowing lawns, tidying lawn edges, removing leaves, clearing paths and cutting wood. Within each product family all batteries can be used in all tools.
STIHL Smart Connector The Smart Connector can be attached to petrol-driven, electric, and cordless products, enabling it to deliver important information about your STIHL power tool via Bluetooth® 4.2. The Smart Connector offers entirely new functions and services, as a basis for device management both in your home garden using the STIHL app, and for managing your machine fleet using the STIHL connect pro portal.
Chainsaws STIHL chainsaws combine innovative technology with high power, optimum ergonomic design and low weight. These properties minimize the burden for man and the environment. STIHL supplies chainsaws in a variety of equipment versions and for all purposes, with power ratings from 1.3 kW to 6.4 kW (1.6 HP to 8.7 HP).
Robotic Mowers A healthy lawn is a treat for the senses. As a green oasis, it transforms a patch of earth into a pleasant living environment that encourages activity, relaxation and wellness. That's why it makes sense to insist on our effective lawn mowers and lawn scarifiers when taking care of your lawn. Because whether autonomous robotic mowers, manually operated petrol, cordless or electric lawn mowers, ride-on mowers or different lawn scarifiers, we have the right machine for every requirement. (more details click here)
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Cooperation with Tongji University
On the basis of full trust, mutual benefit and mutual benefit, the college of electronics and information engineering of our university has established cooperation with STIHL company. It is committed to the research of artificial intelligence, intelligent factory construction, predictive maintenance driven by the combination of data and model, improvement of product quality and reliability, reduction of maintenance cost and other fields. It is committed to training high-quality talents with international vision, innovation ability and cross-cultural communication ability.
The first 'STIHL Day' in Jading Campus
Teachers and students visit STIHL headquarters in Germany
Game of 'STIHL Day' in Jading Campus
Internship and Job Opportunities
As an internationally successful family business and leading global brand in the field of chainsaws and power tools, STIHL offers you all the prerequisites for personal and professional growth. Together with more than 17,000 employees, they are shaping the future of STIHL in a time of digital change - forward-looking and responsible.
If you are interested about the internship or job opportunities in Waiblingen/Germany (Headquarters of STIHL), you can click here for more details.