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Stihl Inc

Company Profile


Contact Information

Contact: Steve Meriam
Toll Free: P:800-467-8445


Stihl Inc
536 Viking Dr
Virginia Beach VA 23452
United States

STIHL Inc. Corporate Facts


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 2,000,000 sq. ft. under roof (building space) in Virginia Beach
Total Acreage ~90 in Virginia Beach
Distribution Exclusive to 6 independent U.S. distributors and 6 STIHL owned branches that sell STIHL products to a nationwide network of more than 8,000 servicing retail 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 servicing Dealers.
  • STIHL is the only gasoline-powered chainsaw manufacturer in the world that designs and manufactures its own saw chain (in Switzerland) and guide bars, with its newest guide bar manufacturing facility in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • STIHL products are protected by more than 1,000 patents.
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