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.
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.
The 128 palm trees on the main avenue of “Barbosa Rodrigues” are the emblem of the botanical garden of Rio de Janeiro. For many years, young people from disadvantaged social backgrounds have been making sure that the palm trees and the entire park can be enjoyed in all their splendour.
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.
In February of this year, we launched our very own SoundCloud channel. We started with a sound quiz. After that, we made all the sounds of our tools that we had as recordings available through a Creative Commons licence.
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.