Waiblingen, 6/21/2018 | Company press release
The Langkampfen plant is currently building an extension that will offer 20,000 square meters of additional space. Its completion is planned for the end of 2018.
VIKING GmbH, based in Langkampfen, Austria, will be renamed STIHL Tirol GmbH as of July 1, 2018. The name change will take place in the course of the brand changeover: From 2019 onward, the entire VIKING product range will be distributed under the STIHL brand. “At the beginning of this year we successfully switched the first green garden power tools, namely the cordless lawnmowers, to STIHL orange. The rebranding to STIHL Tirol GmbH now means that the brand changeover is also clear in the company’s presentation,” said STIHL Executive Board Chairman Dr. Bertram Kandziora. VIKING garden power tools can currently still be purchased from STIHL dealers. The STIHL Group guarantees that the regulations for VIKING products regarding warranty, spare parts and service will also continue to apply after the brand changeover.
STIHL Tirol will continue to manufacture the previous product portfolio and will also develop it jointly with the STIHL parent company, as a center of excellence for ground-guided garden tools. The plant in Langkampfen also produces a large proportion of the STIHL cordless and electric products and as such is a key part of the STIHL worldwide production network. Dr. Clemens Schaller, Managing Director of STIHL Tirol, emphasized: “To meet the globally rising demand for garden power tools, we have recently invested 22.8 million euros in the expansion of production and development at the Langkampfen site. This record investment creates 100 new jobs and sets the course for further growth at our Langkampfen site.”