About Us

Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.  At the U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach, STIHL Inc. has grown from 50 employees in 1974, assembling one model of chainsaw, to over 2,100 employees, working on our 150 acre campus, to assemble, produce, market and support a full range STIHL products.   Today STIHL Inc. manufactures over 80 models of chainsaws and outdoor power equipment in our more than 1 million square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.  STIHL is the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America* sold exclusively through a network of more than 10,000 authorized local STIHL Dealers from coast to coast, and exported from the U.S. to more than 80 countries worldwide.  

"Made by STIHL” stands for top-quality products and processes around the world. The high level of engineering expertise guarantees the company’s technology leadership. STIHL constantly demonstrates its competence as world leader with innovations for improving functionality, user friendliness and environmental protection, as well as user and product safety.

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*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2020 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers 2A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.