A successful 2022 despite difficult conditions
On 9 May 2023, STIHL Tirol held its annual press conference on the company's performance for the previous year at its site in Langkampfen. Despite some major challenges, such as material shortages and disrupted supply chains, the company’s positive economic development continued in 2022 and turnover increased by 7 percent to 768.9 million euros. The number of employees rose by 4 percent from 770 to 799.
Due to global delivery bottlenecks caused by the pandemic in the previous year, the purchasing department at STIHL Tirol faced immense challenges. There was a shortage of electronic components in particular and, as the demand for lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and other garden tools made by STIHL Tirol remained high, especially in the cordless segment, this led to an increase in production backlogs. Purchasing and logistics were particularly challenged; new delivery companies had to be found and new transport routes confirmed.
In addition, a difficult labour market meant many staff vacancies could not be filled. This remains an issue: the company is currently recruiting, especially in the areas of development, plastics manufacturing, production and purchasing.
The new plastics manufacturing facility has been in operation since September 2022. Ten injection moulding machines produce numerous components every day for products manufactured on site. This will make STIHL Tyrol even more independent in the future and save on logistics costs and truck journeys.
The press release contains all the details on the 2022 financial year.
Thilo Foersch (Commercial Manager at STIHL Tirol) and Jan Grigor Schubert (Managing Director of STIHL Tirol) in front of the new generation of iMOW robotic mowers, which were launched in spring 2023.