Pioneering spirit for more than 95 years

Making it easier for people to work in and with nature.
Andreas Stihl, Company founder

It begins in 1926: Andreas Stihl sets up his company and develops his first chainsaw. This invention will revolutionize forestry work and make STIHL the global market leader and technology leader. The secret to keeping this success going right up to today? Developing revolutionary innovations time and again, with the pioneering spirit of our company founder. Examples include battery technology, digital solutions, robotics and artificial intelligence. We work passionately on these tasks, with the aim of constantly developing ourselves. All to make it easier for our customers to work in and with nature.


World market leader with strong roots 

The one-man company founded by Andreas Stihl in Swabia has developed into an internationally active mechatronics company. Today, STIHL is the world’s best-selling chainsaw brand. With more than 19,000 employees, we are represented in 160 countries on five continents. At the same time, we have remained a responsibly managed family business. Our guiding idea: Grow from our own strength – and use that strength to constantly fuel new pioneering achievements.

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