The Year 2017 in Review

January

STIHL integrates the VIKING brand and from 2019 will only use one brand: STIHL.

January

STIHL invests in GreenIQ, an Israeli start-up company that deals with networked, gradening-related products.

February

”STIHL Training goes Virtual Reality” becomes the first VR training session for practical use and is recognized with the ”eLEARNING-AWARD”.

February

A change in the law makes room for more intensive cooperation with the VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADES.

March

Groundbreaking ceremony in Ludwigsburg: 55 million euros are being invested to expand the SALES LOGISTIC operations.

March

STIHL Personnel Marketing wins the ”EUROPEAN EXELLENCE AWARD” in Human Resources for the Best Employer Video 2017 for an interactive 360-degree recruiting film.

April

Hans Peter Stihl celebrates his 85th birthday. Under his leadership and that of his sister Eva Mayr-Stihl, STIHL has developed into a flourishing company.

April

Six SUPPLIERS recieved the title “Supplier of the Year 2016“. The award has been presented since 1990, and so far in total 100 suppliers.

May

The STIHL Group participates in the HIGH-TECH GRÜNDERFONDS (HTGF), the largest seed fund focused on high-tech start –up companies in Germany.

June

The STIHL distribution center in Dieburg starts its involvement with the aid organization SOS-KINDERDORF E.V. by donating a VIKING MB 448 lawn mower in Bavaria.

July

The “Forestry Week for Biodiversity” of the BERWALDPROJEKTES E.V. takes place in Triberg. STIHL has been supporting the association for more than ten years. 7

August

The General Assembly of Diakonie Stetten unanimously elects SELINA STIHL, member of the STIHL Advisory Board and Supervisory Board, to the Board of Directors of Diakonie Stetten.

September

Commitment to the Langkampfen: Here, the largest construction project of the STIHL Group will be completed at the VIKING GmbH site for 22.8 million euros.

September

50 years ago, the first STIHL sales company outside of Germany was founded in AUSTRIA. Under the motto “Mission Future,” the success story is celebrated in Salzburg.

September

DR.CHRISTIAN VOGT becomes Chief Digital Officer. Along with his team, he is driving digitalization at STIHL as well as supporting departments with the design, development and optimization of digital processes, products and business models.

November

New Zealand’s JASON WYNYARD clinched his ninth title at the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS ® World Championship in Lillehammer, Norway.

November

STIHL Qingdao dedicates its INJECTION MOLDING FACILITY. With this, the location takes a further step beyond assembly – to production.

December

Effective immediately, more than 100 million euros will flow into the expansion and modernization of the STIHL Group’s Waiblingen HEADQUARTERS.