CHENNAI, India — Stihl is looking at a growth of 25% growth in its India business over the next 3-4 years, according to a story in The Hindu BusinessLine.
“The company has customized some of its products to suit Indian conditions and farming practices,” Parind Prabhudesai, managing director, Stihl India, said during a press conference.
As a response to the need for higher productivity and declining availability of labor, the Indian farming sector is embracing higher levels of mechanization, he pointed out.
“We are therefore expanding our product offerings and dealer network in India to take the points of sales and service from 320 now to 400 by the end of year,” he said.
The company sells chainsaws, pruners, paddy weeders, brush cutters and high pressure cleaning systems in India that are used for agriculture, plantations, horticulture, landscaping, disaster management and construction.