Stihl has announced plans for a new €125 million manufacturing site for electric and cordless power tools, enhancing its battery-powered product capacity.
The 147,000m2 facility will be completed in 2024 in Oradea, Romania, creating 500 new jobs in the local area. It will also strengthen the flexibility and resilience of the Stihl supply chain.
It has been designed with lean production in mind and will utilise the latest technology to maximise the productivity, efficiency and sustainability of the plant in line with Stihl Group’s climate and carbon footprint targets.
In addition to this, the site will comprise offices, a cafeteria and break rooms for employees.
Martin Schwarz, Stihl Executive Board Member for Manufacturing & Materials, said: “Battery-powered products represent the fastest-growing market for STIHL at the present time. We expect demand for these products to continue rising faster than any other category in the years ahead.
“This means that our Tirol plant, which currently manufactures a large portion of our battery-powered range, will one day reach the limits of its space and capacities. The new location in Romania will add to our global manufacturing network and keep us in the best possible position to continue supplying our customers with battery-operated products in the future.”