STIHL Tirol is strengthening development and production at its site in Langkampfen. On 2 September 2022, the company officially inaugurated its new plastics manufacturing facility. The extension building represents an investment of 19 million euros and was built on a previously undeveloped site covering an area of 3,500 m². The plastics manufacturing facility will initially house ten injection moulding machines, as well as space for future assembly lines and future expansions of the plastics production.
Nikolas Stihl, chairman of the STIHL supervisory and advisory board and former long-standing managing director of STIHL Tirol, emphasised: "This investment is not only an expression of our confidence in the ongoing business development of STIHL Tirol, but also a strong commitment to the location. We will continue to rely on Langkampfen as a centre of excellence and production site for STIHL ground-based gardening tools and battery-powered products."
The demanding construction project was completed in just over a year. The extension has created new workspaces and around 50 new jobs. This takes our number of employees up to over 800. The plastics manufacturing facility makes STIHL Tirol less dependent on suppliers, as a significant proportion of plastic parts are produced directly on site.
Clemens Schaller, the managing director of STIHL Tirol, says: "The extension creates clear cost advantages for our site when it comes to parts supply. Having our own plastics manufacturing facility allows us to significantly reduce logistics costs and truck journeys. This also supports STIHL's climate strategy. We are pleased that 50 new jobs have been created in the process. This proves once again that STIHL Tirol is growing steadily."