On 23rd May 2019, the garden equipment manufacturer STIHL Tirol, based in Langkampfen, received an award from the Social Ministry Service Tyrol in Innsbruck for its exemplary commitment to the employment of people with disabilities. The team at STIHL Tirol is pleased to have been awarded this distinction within the scope of an initiative that has now been around for 15 years. The company first received the award in 2015 and this year it has been reaffirmed.
"Social responsibility plays a major role at STIHL Tirol. We are not just talking about one-sided opportunities and perspectives. People with disabilities are a gain for everyone in the company", emphasised Claudia Petri, head of human resources at STIHL Tirol. Alois Lamplmeier, the works council chairman at STIHL Tirol, added: "By employing people with disabilities, we want to safeguard their opportunities, open up new perspectives and support them in leading an independent life."
STIHL Tirol often awards open bid contracts to regional institutions that employ people with disabilities. For example, the company works with Lebenshilfe Kufstein, a social organisation for people with disabilities.
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, which are produced and co-developed in Langkampfen. In 2018, the company employed 558 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 38 sales and marketing STIHL subsidiaries, around 120 importers and more than 50,000 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 2018, STIHL had 17,122 employees worldwide and a turnover of € 3.78 billion.