Magnesium is the engineering material of the 21st century. This very light and yet exceedingly stable material displays optimum properties for casting, is outstandingly easy to machine and can be recycled almost without limit - and these are just a few of the properties explaining the light material's inexorable rise to fame. The trend towards magnesium is unmistakable.
Components made from magnesium alloys have always played a vital part in many STIHL chainsaws and power tools. So that STIHL's high quality standards could be assured in the long term, STIHL set up a magnesium diecasting plant in 1971 and it was not long before leading manufacturers in the automotive and electrical engineering industries also came to rely on diecast precision "made by STIHL". As one of the largest and most modern magnesium diecasting plants in Europe, with a staff of over 700 highly motivated men and women, we are already optimally prepared to meet tomorrow's requirements.