VIKING is now STIHL Tirol. The expertise remains.
The bright orange that defines the STIHL brand is recognised by people all over the world. In order to optimise this potential in the future, VIKING GmbH changed its name to STIHL Tirol GmbH in July 2018. This integration enables the company, which has been a subsidiary of the STIHL Group since 1992, to benefit from valuable synergy effects and opportunities for growth.
Although the change will expand the company's sales prospects on a global level, the expertise for countless STIHL products will remain in Tyrol. Ground-based gardening tools will be developed in cooperation with the STIHL corporate headquarters and the majority of STIHL's battery-powered products will be manufactured in Langkampfen in Tyrol.
The company site in Tyrol has been significantly expanded and modernised with investments totalling € 22.8 million to help ensure manufacturing and research activities remain up-to-date in the future. The number of employees is constantly increasing. An additional 16,000 m² of land has been developed and floor space has been expanded by 20,000 m².