STIHL wasn’t always the world renowned brand it is today. In fact, it was started in 1926 by one man, with a vision for excellence – Andreas Stihl. 90 years on, that very same family still owns, manages and nurtures the STIHL brand, with the same dedication to excellence they always had.
This is why it’s so important that STIHL tools are only sold by the best; all STIHL and VIKING products are sold exclusively through our dealer network. This carefully selected team of independent and local businesses across Great Britain offers the service, expertise and personality that the STIHL brand affords. Many also started as, and still are, family businesses.
Local businesses are the lifeblood of STIHL and of local communities, which is why we celebrated our dealer network as an official supporter of Small Business Saturday UK 2016. And what better way to celebrate local businesses, than to hear from some! We asked our dealers what they love about being a local business and here’s what they had to say:
We even joined the team at Small Business Saturday UK on a visit to 2 STIHL dealers, to find out a bit more about why being a local business is so special.
Charlie Turner, Sam Turner & Sons, Yorkshire
Rebecca Briant & Chris Starling, Briants of Risborough, Buckinghamshire