company history Year product history

The company's founder Andreas Stihl is born in Zurich in 1896.

before 1900

First sawing machines

The first sawing machines put an end to the purely manual forest work. The machines look strange and cumbersome today, but they were the first step in a development process involving generations of engineers and draftsmen, a process which is still continuing today to make the job of forest workers easier and safer.

With his inventions and his company, Andreas Stihl played a decisive part in moulding this process.