The STIHL success story in figures

The STIHL Group’s revenue totaled 5.3 billion euros in fiscal year 2023 (previous year: 5.5 billion euros). Despite the slight year-on-year decline of 4.1 percent, revenue was still at a significantly higher level than before the coronavirus pandemic. The internationally active family business was able to increase the share of sales from battery-operated tools to 24 percent — up from 20 percent in the previous year. As a result, almost every fourth STIHL product sold is battery-operated. 

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The capital structure of the corporate group remains extremely solid due to its high equity ratio of 65.9 percent. This means that STIHL can continue to finance investments from its own liquid funds. As in previous years, investments significantly exceeded depreciation. The number of employees worldwide fell by 3.6 percent to 19,805 as of December 31, 2023 (previous year: 20,552).

More information on the 2023 financial year can be found in the STIHL Annual Report  - online or as PDF document.

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Women in management positions at STIHL

Women in management positions at STIHL

Unfortunately, women are still rarely represented in management positions in many technology-oriented companies, including STIHL. We are committed to equal opportunities and want to explicitly encourage women to pursue careers at STIHL. For us what matters is performance, skills and potential. With four female members, the proportion of women on the Supervisory Board of STIHL AG exceeds the required female quota of 30 percent. 

At its meeting on June 29, 2022, the Supervisory Board of STIHL AG defined a target of “at least one woman” for future composition of the STIHL AG Board of Management. Of the current 6 members of the STIHL AG Board of Management, 3 are women.

STIHL: A brief profile

STIHL: A brief profile

The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes power tools for professional forestry and agriculture as well as garden and landscape maintenance, the construction sector and private garden owners. Digital solutions and services complement our wide range of offerings. STIHL products are sold to end users through our servicing dealers, with 44 STIHL-owned sales and marketing companies, approximately 120 importers and more than 55,000 independent STIHL dealers in over 160 countries. In addition, our own STIHL online shops will be expanded internationally over the next few years. STIHL manufactures in seven countries worldwide: Germany, USA, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, China and the Philippines. STIHL has been the world’s top-selling chainsaw brand since 1971. Founded in 1926, the company is based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart.

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