On 22nd February 2022, the garden equipment manufacturer STIHL Tirol, based in Langkampfen, was recognised for its exemplary commitment to the employment of people with disabilities and health impairments during an online ceremony organised by the Social Ministry Service Tyrol (Sozialministeriumservice Tirol). The company also received this accolade in 2015 and 2019 – it has now been been reaffirmed.
The managing director of STIHL Tirol, Clemens Schaller, is thrilled with the award and emphasises that: "Social responsibility plays a major role at STIHL Tirol. The diversity of our employees enriches our company, making our teams stronger, more creative and more efficient. Ultimately, the entire company benefits from active inclusion." Alois Lamplmeier, chairman of the works council at STIHL Tirol, adds: "By employing people with disabilities, we want to safeguard their opportunities, create new prospects and support them in leading an independent life. We believe this is important, especially in challenging times."
STIHL Tirol often awards open bid contracts to regional institutions that employ people with disabilities. The company works with the social organisation Lebenshilfe Kufstein, for example. Social sponsoring campaigns are also held regularly, for example with the RollOn association and the region's Diakonie social welfare organisations.
Information about STIHL Tirol:
STIHL Tirol GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the STIHL Group and is based in Langkampfen, Austria. Cordless products are produced at this site and STIHL Tirol is also a centre of excellence for ground-based gardening tools. In 2020, the company employed 702 people.
STIHL company profile:
The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes motorised equipment for forestry, agriculture, landscape management, the building industry and private garden owners. The product range is supplemented with digital solutions and services. Products are generally distributed through specialist dealers – including 41 sales and marketing STIHL subsidiaries, around 120 importers and more than 54,000 specialist dealers in over 160 countries. STIHL manufactures products in seven countries worldwide: Germany, USA, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, China and the Philippines. STIHL has been the best-selling chainsaw brand worldwide since 1971. The company was founded in 1926 and the corporate headquarters are in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany. In 2020, STIHL had 18,200 employees worldwide and a turnover of € 4.58 billion.
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