In 2012, STIHL Qingdao launched a very special project: planting trees on the plant premises. It serves as a visible sign of respect and appreciation that STIHL shows to its employees.
“During my vocational training, you came across STIHL everywhere,” says Robert Ebner (29), forestry professional and timbersports athlete. In our interview, he tells us which STIHL tool he started out with and why the 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship was such a memorable experience for him.
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® series is coming to Florence on 16 May. The Piazzale Michelangelo, with its view over the rooftops of the city, provides the perfect backdrop for the toughest competition of the year: the 2015 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Champions Trophy.
Equipped with powerful cordless tools, the STIHL “special task force” joined forces to get the SOS Children’s Village Black Forest ready for winter. And all kinds of STIHL tools were in use when it came time to tackle the grass, trees and shrubs.
Since 1974, the plant in Wil, Switzerland, has been manufacturing chains for chain saws. The subsidiary celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014, and public figures were among the people in attendance. Let’s take a closer look at the plant and its recipe for success.
Fred Whyte has reason to celebrate as he looks back at a 40-year success story that is the history of STIHL Incorporated. The company’s president has been selling STIHL tools for 43 years. He began his career in 1971 at the independent import company known as STIHL American. He was hired in 1973 by STIHL Inc. after that subsidiary was founded in the U.S. Whyte then played a significant role in establishing STIHL Canada before taking over executive management at STIHL Inc.
Ecuador has a massive task ahead of it. More than 19 million cacao trees are slated for trimming as part of a project by the country’s ministry of agriculture. Some of the old-growth plants have not been pruned in a long time. The cacao fruits that grow close to the trunk are unable to get adequate exposure to light due to thick branches, leaving them vulnerable to rotting. STIHL is supporting small fincas in Ecuador with tools and expertise to help them cut back their trees.
Strong athletes, powerful saws, sharp axes and an enthusiastic crowd: The 2014 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship served up a number of exciting highlights. After a rousing World Championship in Stuttgart in 2013, this year’s competition returned with thrilling contests and beaming winners.