before 1900 1930s
company history Year product history

Foundation of the company

Andreas Stihl sets up the company A. STIHL Maschinenfabrik in Stuttgart and begins by building forehearth plants and washing machines.


Bucking chainsaw with electric motor

Power output 2.2 kW, weight 48 kg. The first chainsaw built by STIHL is a two-man saw for use in mill yards.

The first employees

In addition to Andreas Stihl, the STIHL company employs two other workers.


20 employees

STIHL now employs 20 men and women.


Stihl's tree-felling machine Type A

In 1929, Andreas Stihl presents his first chainsaw with petrol engine: the two-man saw has a power output of 6 HP and weighs 46 kg.


before 1900