2009: A powerful system
The introduction of battery technology marks the start of a new era. The STIHL HSA 65 and HSA 85, the first two STIHL hedge trimmers with lithium-ion technology, hit the market in 2009. A wide range of additional products for all customer segments follows. The first STIHL battery-powered chainsaw, the MSA 160 C, is launched in 2010.
In the years that follow, the range of battery-powered products grows steadily, meeting the requirements of professionals and demanding DIY users alike. In 2018, STIHL takes the next major step by establishing its own battery pack production plant in Waiblingen. The highly automated and high-tech manufacturing facility produces backpack batteries for professional applications. The first batteries to roll off the production line are slated for launch in 2019 and will be delivered primarily to European dealers.