Waiblingen, 3/17/2022 | Company press release

STIHL is among the top three most popular family-owned companies in Germany

3rd place out of 1,000 companies: STIHL remains one of Germany’s most-loved family-owned companies in 2022. STIHL went one better in Baden-Württemberg, and was named the second most popular choice for consumers. These findings are the result of a nationwide online survey, in which the opinions of more than 125,000 consumers were recorded. Respondents were asked to rate the family-owned companies “from their own personal experiences”. This is the seventh time that Deutschland Test, the business magazine Focus Money, and the Cologne-based analysis and consultancy firm ServiceValue have teamed up to name Germany’s most popular family-owned business. Companies were chosen for the survey based on the “Top 1,000 largest family-owned enterprises” list compiled by business publication Die Deutsche Wirtschaft. The companies also had to fulfill further criteria, such as being in direct contact with the end customer. The study shows: STIHL holds its position in the ranking. Since climbing into the top three in 2019, STIHL has kept its place among the best-ranked companies, as is also the case this year.

Nine out of ten German businesses are owned or controlled by families. So family ownership of companies is not only a great tradition, but also of significant importance to the economy. Over half of all employees work for a family-owned business. As a successful international family-owned company and leading global brand for chainsaws and power tools, STIHL creates conditions for more than 20,000 employees worldwide to grow, both personally and professionally. The company currently employs more than 5,700 people at its German parent company. Employees access numerous benefits which support them throughout their careers, such as attractive compensation packages, voluntary social contributions, and offerings to promote a healthy work/life balance. Benefits include performance-related bonuses, an employee share program, a pension plan, and use of the company’s own Mia Stihl Childcare Center. Currently, in Germany alone there are more than 100 vacancies in Development. We are looking for experts who want to work on future-focused projects. The STIHL Development Center at the Waiblingen headquarters provides workspace for new possibilities and visions for the future in electrical engineering, software engineering, mechatronics, embedded systems, computer science, and mechanical engineering.

STIHL is one of the three most popular family businesses.

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