When you enter the acoustic measurement room in STIHL plant 2, it takes your breath away. The silence in the room is absolutely jaw-dropping. It’s an experience in itself, but there’s a good reason for the peace and quiet. This is where our acoustic development engineers measure the noise levels of our tools.
When you enter STIHL plant 2 in Waiblingen at 7.30am, you’ll come across some of our early-risers who are already going about their day-to-day work. But, for the STIHL tools in our testing chambers, it’s been a long night.
Our tools really pack a punch. They deliver the proper performance so that you can work with absolute efficiency. The MS 880, the world’s strongest production chain saw, offers 6.4 kW of power. That’s the equivalent of 8.7 hp, more than some road-going mopeds.
If there’s so much dust that you can’t see your hand in front of your face, you are most likely in the STIHL dust chamber. Dust is something we’re very interested in. It’s a stubborn material, can be found everywhere, even in the smallest opening, and likes to trouble mechanical and electrical devices – if it’s not combatted the right way, that is.
Even though you may not see it at first glance, your STIHL tool is the result of great expertise and a considerable amount of research. That not only applies to the device itself, but also to STIHL fuels, oils and lubricants.
Our materials engineers lift the lid on a fascinating new world when they put steel under their scanning electron microscopes. The surface of the material, which STIHL uses in a variety of alloys, could be mistaken for a mountain range or other impressive landscapes.
You’ll certainly be familiar with high-tech fibres from your everyday lives: Waterproof, breathable rain jackets accompany us through many days of the year . But at STIHL, when we talk about high-tech fibres, we tend to mean another type of fabric, a material we hope you will never have to test out: cut protection fibres.
We no longer “dot our i’s” in our current STIHL logo. That’s because we capitalise every letter in our company name. Not only that, this way of writing the name also makes it clear whether we are talking about the company STIHL or the Stihl family.