History

1930s
company history Year product history

Fewer employees

Due to the war, the number of employees declines from 340 (in 1940) to 298.

1942
1943

Two-man petrol-driven chainsaw KS 43

Fan, tank and carburetor housing of the KS 43 (8 HP, 36 kg) are made of particularly lightweight diecast magnesium.

Factory destroyed

The STIHL factory in the Cannstatt district of Stuttgart is severely damaged by bombs dropped on the city. The entire production is moved to Neustadt (Waiblingen). It had already been partly transferred following bomb damage in 1941.

1944

First suggestion for improvement

The first suggestion by a member of the workforce is put into practice within the framework of the company suggestion scheme (BVW)..

1948
1949

All-purpose tractor Type 140

STIHL's forwarder is driven by an air-cooled two-stroke diesel engine built by the company.

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1930s
The 1940s - facts and figures:

Annual sales 1949:

STIHL founding company

 

DM 3.4 million

Employees 1949

STIHL founding company

 

271

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