STIHL Incorporated – Member Profile

Corporate NIHAA Member

STIHL Incorporated, based in Virginia Beach, VA, manufactures and distributes the #1 selling brand chainsaw in the world, and #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America.

STIHL Incorporated, USA STIHL Incorporated 

536 Viking Drive 

Virginia Beach, VA 23452 

Call: 1-800-GOSTIHL (1-800-467-8445)

Incorporated 1974 (United States)
Founding Company ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG, Waiblingen, Germany (founded in 1926)
Employees 2,100 nationwide (including branches); 1,900 in Virginia Beach
Square Footage More than 1,000,000 sq. ft. under roof (building space) in Virginia Beach
Total Acreage 150 in Virginia Beach
Distribution Exclusive to 5 independent U.S. distributors and 6 STIHL owned branches that sell STIHL products to a nationwide network of more than 10,000 authorized full-line STIHL servicing Dealers. Worldwide exporter of STIHL products to more than 90 countries.

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Overview of Products

Gasoline-powered chainsaws for professional, commercial, farm and consumer markets. Handheld outdoor power equipment and related products, including: gasoline-powered grass & weed trimmers, handheld and backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, extended-length hedge trimmers, pole pruners, brushcutters, earth augers, wood boring drills, monofilament trimmer line and chainsaw guide bars.

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STIHL “Firsts” Include

Automatic chain oiling, centrifugal clutch, chain braking system, electronic ignition system, single-lever Master Control Lever™, anti-vibration system, QCA (Quick Chain Adjuster system), side-access chain adjustment, ElastoStart™ system, Ematic™ System, world’s quietest gasoline-powered chainsaw (at the time, 1996), auger brake, STIHL 4-MIX® 2-stroke/4-stroke engine, STIHL Easy2Start™ dual-spring starting mechanism, dual chain braking system, Intelligent Engine Management (IEM); STIHL M-Tronic™; industry’s first electronically controlled fuel-injection system on handheld outdoor power equipment.

Uniquely STIHL

  • STIHL sells only through authorized full-line STIHL servicing Dealers.
  • STIHL custom designs and manufactures its own saw chain and guide bars for all its machines in-house. From the skilled workers operating the machinery to the consistent suppliers of high-quality raw materials, every aspect of the production process is streamlined with an emphasis on strength and dependability.
  • STIHL products are protected by more than 1,000 patents.