Here’s to good collaboration

STIHL is known for developing and producing as much as possible in-house. When we work with suppliers, the quality has to be as good as it would be if we did it ourselves. Only on this basis can we be sure to jointly fulfill the high expectations of STIHL customers. STIHL Purchasing selects suppliers. Alongside high quality standards, at STIHL we also stand for social responsibility and sustainable business practices. And we expect our suppliers to meet high standards in these areas too.

The most important things we need from our suppliers:

  • Typical STIHL high quality
  • Reliable and timely provision of the required goods and services
  • Competitive pricing
  • Great innovative strength and willingness to transfer knowledge
  • Compliance with legal regulations, particularly in the areas of occupational health and safety and environmental protection
  • Compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct
  • High commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Strong collaborative skills and flexibility, with first-class organization and communication
  • A partnership approach with fair dealing in both directions
  • Competitiveness and continuity
Direct materials and merchandise purchasing

Direct materials and merchandise purchasing

This purchasing area procures individual parts or assemblies for our various end products. We also offer ready-for-sale merchandise which complements our product portfolio, so customers can obtain what they need when working with our products. In this context, we are looking for high-performance suppliers who support our commitment to top quality and help us to continuously optimize our product portfolio. At STIHL we consider our suppliers as partners, and an important success factor in the value chain.

Indirect materials and services purchasing

Indirect materials and services purchasing

This purchasing area procures operating resources, services and capital goods. We additionally act as commodity managers and lead buyers for many projects within our worldwide production and sales companies. It is important that we have an efficient procurement process with our suppliers. We are interested in new technologies and state-of-the-art logistics processes. Furthermore, we always welcome innovative input from our suppliers.

Supplier application form

How to apply to be a STIHL supplier

We strive for top “made by STIHL” quality in everything we do. To achieve this we need innovative, quality-conscious and reliable suppliers who collaborate closely with us in a relationship founded on trust. Do you have innovative ideas that can help us move forward together? Are you interested in long-term, partnership-based collaboration? Then find out how you could successfully work with ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG, and apply to be a supplier.

STIHL supplier portals

STIHL operates the following portals for communicating with our suppliers and other external partners.


SAP Ariba at the STIHL Group

In the course of the international introduction of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Ariba, STIHL will move to using the world’s largest B2B marketplace – the SAP Ariba Network. An automated, significantly simplified and digitalized supply chain offers long-term benefits not only for STIHL, but also for your company. Read on below to find out about SAP Ariba and how you can become part of the SAP Ariba network as our supplier, the positive effects you can expect if you switch, and how the ordering process will work in the future. We look forward to continuing our business relationships as partners on the Ariba Network, looking to the future together. 

STIHL Supplier Portal

STIHL 8D portal / Quality Management 

SAP Quality Issue Resolution is a solution that facilitates a collaborative problem-solving process between STIHL and suppliers. It helps you to identify the causes of problems, take action to prevent such problems in the future and document the problem-solving process. If you need access and do not yet have it, please get in touch with your STIHL quality point of contact.

STIHL Collaboration Portal

STIHL Collaboration Portal

We use the STIHL Collaboration Portal to exchange confidential documents and data with our existing suppliers. We also provide logistics applications for selected suppliers.

Downloads for suppliers


You can find our Terms and Conditions of Purchase and further information on working with STIHL in the download area.

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