New start in South America: A STIHL employee moves from Spain to Colombia

In 2013, Manuel Perez Almeria moved from STIHL Spain to the Colombian town of Rionegro. The new surroundings have given Manuel many exciting experiences and a brand new outlook. STIHL’s manufacturing network with production companies in Germany, USA, Brazil, China, Austria and Switzerland as well as over 30 subsidiaries around the world, offers more than enough opportunities.

Deeply rooted – the STIHL plant in Wiechs am Randen

Andreas Stihl has a strong relationship with his hometown Wiechs am Randen. That’s why he built an entire plant here. STIHL plant 3 has now been around for more than 50 years.
At a family-owned company like STIHL, not all business decisions are made solely on the basis of hard, cold economic facts. Sometimes, the STIHL family’s sense of connection to a certain region and its people plays a greater role. That’s also how the story of plant 3 in Wiechs am Randen, Germany began – the first production site outside of Waiblingen, Germany.

STIHL supports Bergwaldprojekt’s forest school

In February, we profiled the non-profit organisation Bergwaldprojekt e.V. (STIHL supports the organisation Bergwaldprojekt e.V.). The organisation is committed to protecting, preserving and maintaining forests – with a special focus on mountain forests – and cultural landscapes. As part of Bergwaldprojekt’s activities, kids in Germany can attend a so called “forest school”, where they can […]

Gold for STIHL – a review of the World Logging Championships 2014

A complete success for STIHL: In the 31st World Logging Championships, 26 out of 36 medals in the individual competitions went to STIHL athletes. Uli Huber (Germany) secured the gold medal in the overall rankings and the German national team – an all STIHL team – took the title in the team competition. 9 gold, 9 silver and 8 bronze medals was the outstanding total at the end of the contests, which took place in Brienz (Switzerland) from 11 to 13 September 2014.

Off to the US with “Jugend forscht”: An interview with STIHL apprentice Patrick Ziesel

Last year, STIHL apprentice Patrick Ziesel won the German-wide competition “Jugend forscht” in the category “Arbeitswelt” (the working world). Together with Joshua Rikker from Bosch, he invented a wood splitter and felling aid. Patrick Ziesel has since attended the ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) − the world championships for “Jugend forscht” − in Los Angeles. He tells us all about his experiences there in this interview.

World Logging Championships: Limbing

In the 1970s, a professional skills competition for forestry workers was created that tested five disciplines based on their daily work: tree felling, chain fitting, bucking by combined cuts, precision bucking and limbing.
In this article, we present some basic information about limbing.