1981

The company was founded as VIKING Umwelttechnik under managing director Mag. Heinrich Lechner in Kufstein, Austria. (Start of production: 1982; first product: garden shredder)

1984

The company began development of its own line of lawn mowers.

1992

Complete renewal of the range of garden tools after the company joined the STIHL Group.

1993

Dr. Nikolas Stihl, grandson of the STIHL founder, became the managing director of the company.

2001

A new centre of excellence for gardening tools was opened in Langkampfen.

2007

Expansion continued – construction phase II of the company headquarters was completed.

2011

Dr. Nikolas Stihl moved to the Executive Board of the parent company in Waiblingen (Germany). Dr. Peter Pretzsch assumed the position of managing director.

2012

Opening of the extension (construction phase III). Additional usable floor space of 16,600 square metres.

2015

The Norwegian Pekka Lundefaret set a new world record for lawn mowers by reaching a speed of 215 km/h in a converted T6 Series VIKING lawn tractor with 408 horsepower.

2017

STIHL integrated VIKING with a focus on a single brand from 2019 onwards: STIHL.

2018

Clemens Schaller took on the position of managing director from Peter Pretzsch in May. In July, VIKING GmbH became STIHL Tirol GmbH. By the end of 2018, the brand migration was complete.

2019

Construction phase IV was opened with a usable floor space of 20,000 m² (the largest extension of STIHL Tirol to date).

2021

A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for the next construction stage, a plastics manufacturing facility. The facility will initially contain ten injection moulding machines and will be built by summer 2022.