The STIHL Group

STIHL chainsaw
STIHL chainsaw

Global market leader with strong roots

The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes power tools for professional forestry and agriculture as well as for garden and landscape maintenance, the construction sector and private garden owners. The product range is complemented by digital solutions and services. Products are distributed through authorized dealers and STIHL's own online-shops, which will be expanded internationally over the next few years - including 42 sales and marketing subsid­iaries, about 120 importers and more than 55,000 servicing dealers in over 160 countries.

STIHL manufactures products in seven countries worldwide: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Brazil, China and in the Philippines. Since 1971 STIHL has been the world's top-selling chain saw brand. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany. In 2023, STIHL achieved a worldwide sales volume of 5.27 billion euros with a workforce of 19,805. 

Pioneering spirit for more than 95 years

It all began in 1926: Andreas Stihl founded his company and developed the first chainsaw. This invention would revolutionise work in the forestry sector and make STIHL the global market and technology leader. The secret of our success to date? Continuing the pioneering spirit of our company founder to keep creating future-oriented innovations - with battery technology, digital solutions, robotics and artificial intelligence. We throw ourselves into this work with a passion, aiming to constantly advance and make it easier for our customers to work with and in nature.

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