STIHL logistics: from Ludwigsburg to all over the world

From chainsaws and clearing saws to hedge trimmers, many of these tools start their journey to over 160 countries around the world at STIHL Plant 7 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Plant 7 is the STIHL Group’s central sales headquarters for Europe and most of the other countries in the world. It is also the site of STIHL’s “global replacement parts warehouse”. We took a look behind the scenes of the logistics centre.

Industry 4.0 at STIHL

The buzzword “Industry 4.0” has established itself as a hot topic in the daily press. We currently find ourselves at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. The extensive collection and use of data, connectivity and the direct exchange of information among machinery, components and products all stand to shape industry in the years ahead. At STIHL, this future has long since started to become reality.

How a STIHL saw chain is made

What you need for good cutting performance is a high-quality saw chain. Customary Swiss precision ensures that the saw chains are produced to the highest quality standards. A number of processes have to be carried out before a saw chain is ready for action. We took a look at how a saw chain is made, from the raw materials right through to the finished product.

STIHL asks, Robert Ebner answers

“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.