The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes power tools for professional forestry and agriculture as well as for garden and landscape maintenance, the construction sector and the demanding private user. The range of garden power tools from VIKING complements the product line. Products are distributed through authorized dealers, including 36 marketing subsidiaries, about 120 importers and more than 45,000 dealers in over 160 countries. STIHL has been the world’s top-selling chain saw brand since 1971. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany. In 2015, STIHL achieved a worldwide sales volume of 3.25 billion euros with a workforce of 14,245.
Why did you decide to join ATIBT?
“As a manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, STIHL is dependent on a sustainable forest management. Since the ATIBT stands for a sustainable management of tropical forests, we share the same vision and we have a mutual interest in the rainforest. We also believe that we can contribute to the ATIBT’s goals by offering education and training on the safe use of outdoor power equipment in the tropical rainforest. Furthermore, we are looking forward to the exchange and networking between the other members of the association.”