STIHL Inc. Corporate Facts
|STIHL Incorporated, USA|| STIHL Incorporated
536 Viking Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Call: 1-800-GOSTIHL (1-800-467-8445)
|Incorporated||1974 (United States)|
|Founding Company||ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG, Waiblingen, Germany (founded in 1926)|
|Employees||~2,100 nationwide (including branches); ~1,900 in Virginia Beach|
|Square Footage||More than 1,000,000 sq. ft. under roof (building space) in Virginia Beach|
|Total Acreage|| ~90 in Virginia Beach
|Distribution|| Exclusive to 6 independent U.S. distributors and 6 STIHL owned branches that sell STIHL products to a nationwide network of more than 8,000 servicing retail Dealers. Worldwide exporter of STIHL products to more than 90 countries.
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Overview of Products
Gasoline-powered chain saws for professional, commercial, farm and consumer markets. Handheld outdoor power equipment and related products, including: gasoline-powered grass & weed trimmers, handheld and backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, extended-length hedge trimmers, pole pruners, brushcutters, earth augers, wood boring drills, monofilament trimmer line and chain saw guide bars.
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STIHL "Firsts" Include
Automatic chain oiling, centrifugal clutch, chain braking system, electronic ignition system, single-lever Master Control Lever™, anti-vibration system, QCA (Quick Chain Adjuster system), side-access chain adjustment, ElastoStart™ system, Ematic™ System, world's quietest gasoline-powered chain saw (at the time, 1996), auger brake, STIHL 4-MIX® 2-stroke/4-stroke engine, STIHL Easy2Start™ dual-spring starting mechanism, dual chain braking system, Intelligent Engine Management (IEM); STIHL M-Tronic™; industry's first electronically controlled fuel-injection system on handheld outdoor power equipment.
- STIHL sells only through independent servicing Dealers.
- STIHL is the only gasoline-powered chain saw manufacturer in the world that designs and manufactures its own saw chain (in Switzerland) and guide bars, with its newest guide bar manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach, Va.
- STIHL products are protected by more than 1,000 patents.