STIHL cordless power is the result of many years of development work. As a STIHL development engineer, Leonard Mattheis has to keep track of the whole process – from planning to the finished cordless product. In this interview he describes his tasks and the challenges that batteries present for STIHL, and explains why this topic is so exciting.
With STIHL cordless tools, you are well equipped for even professional applications. But how is the PRO cordless power system used day-to-day? We spoke to two landscape gardeners about the benefits of emissions-free work with the professional tool range.
Moors offer a unique habitat for animals and play a special role in climate protection. That’s why restoring degraded moors is an important task – one that involves commitment and muscle power, along with chainsaws. STIHL supports the non-profit organisation Bergwaldprojekt e.V. and offers an exciting look at the rehydration of a moor in the Hunsrück (Germany).
170-years-old, weighing in at several tonnes and with an impressive trunk diameter of 120 centimetres: a beech tree was felled and a 24-metre-high Norway maple was heavily pruned in Hohenheim in southern Germany.
STIHL was on site for this extraordinary mission, actively helping with tree maintenance tasks. We have captured the most exciting moments for you in pictures.
A look back in time: With 8.5 hp and a weight of 67 kilogrammes, the STIHL ice saw was a powerful heavyweight that was first used in the 1950s. The ice saw made it possible to free ships that were trapped in ice and to make ports negotiable. Warehouses also benefited from the saw. Here’s a first clue: They used it to cool a very popular beverage.
Making learning fun: STIHL employees can now try out new brand-name tools in a virtual environment. The “STIHL Training goes Virtual Reality” project conveys information about products in an exciting way with 3D representations. A success through and through: the project has already received its second eLearning AWARD in 2018.
New building, new technologies, new tasks. These are exciting times for STIHL – especially when it comes to development. In an interview, Wolfgang Zahn, Head of Development on the Executive Board, speaks about the limits of technology, the correct market strategy and the challenges that STIHL will face in the future.
In June, a narrow majority of Britons voted in favor of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. “STIHL is committed to the British market,” says Norbert Pick, STIHL executive board member responsible for marketing and sales.
Nevertheless, Brexit will have consequences for STIHL because the United Kingdom is one of the ten top markets worldwide in terms of turnover. We asked Norbert Pick.