Stihl Inc. announced the production of its 75 millionth powerhead at the company’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.—a milestone that coincides with the company’s 45th year of manufacturing operations in Virginia.
Stihl established its American operations in Virginia Beach in 1974, and Stihl Inc. has evolved from assembling a single model of chain saw to manufacturing more than 80 different models in its cutting-edge, highly automated operation.; producing a variety of gasoline- and battery-powered handheld power equipment, including chain saws, trimmers, hedge trimmers and blowers.
“From the first unit built in 1974 to today’s milestone, our operations continue to improve year over year to meet our customers’ demand for quality products,” Bjoern Fischer, President of Stihl Inc remarks. “Delivering this 75 millionth unit highlights how vertical integration and the latest technologies enable us to maximize quality, reduce costs and remain competitive in today’s global market.”