STIHL USA, Virginia Beach

STIHL started USA production with a single type of chainsaw in Virginia Beach in 1974. Today STIHL USA is the STIHL Group’s largest global production site, manufacturing more than 275 model variants, bars and numerous plastics. In addition to petrol products, the site also produces battery products. Every year we process 16 million kilograms of granulate here, for example to create lightweight and robust housings in distinctive STIHL Orange. Our automated processes allow us to manufacture products quickly and in high quality. For example, the STIHL 4180 fuel tank can be molded, welded, assembled and tested for tightness in just 32 seconds in an automation cell.

STIHL USA, focal areas

Focal areas:

  • Manufacture of high-volume products for agricultural and hobby applications
  • Crank drive production
  • Plastics production
  • Parts production
  • Piston machining
  • Guide bar production
  • Piston production
STIHL Inc.: best employer

One of America’s best employers

STIHL Inc. is a great place to work! This was confirmed in 2023 when the company received an award from the renowned Forbes magazine and the world’s leading statistics portal Statistia Inc. STIHL Inc. was once again included among America’s best medium-sized employers, ranking 30th on the list. This is the third year STIHL has been included on this prestigious list. 

STIHL Inc. scores highly as an employer – not only with competitive salaries, but also by offering first-class social benefits and investing extensively in the professional development of its employees. The company’s efforts are also well received by its workforce: The average length of service at STIHL Inc. is 8 to 10 years.

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