Andreas Stihl founds an engineering office in Stuttgart. He becomes the regional representative of the Berlin-based company E. Ring & Co., manufacturer of the “Rinco” tree trimming and felling machine, and develops his own chainsaw. The production and sale of pre-combustion systems ensures financial independence.
1926 - 1929
Andreas Stihl hires his first two employees. They stay loyal to him and his company for decades.
STIHL becomes a brand. The name represents the ceaseless quest of the engineer and company founder Andreas Stihl to ease the heavy labour of forestry work with his inventions.
The northern German sales office of Maschinenfabrik Andreas Stihl is established in Stadthagen and later becomes the independent company C. Witte & Sohn. The principle of only sellling his machines through specialist dealers who provide service becomes a cornerstone of Andreas Stihl’s quality philosophy.
The ready-to-install low-pressure pre-combustion boilers (pre-boilers) from Andreas Stihl, with two-stage combustion of the fuel, help save energy for industrial hot water and steam generation.
Output 2.2 kW, weight 48 kg. The first STIHL chainsaw is a two-person unit for trimming (cutting) felled trees in log yards. It is not suitable for felling trees, since it only operates vertically.