What is Stihl?
Stihl is a privately owned German manufacturing company. It operates in the forestry industry largely in equipment and landscape maintenance. It specializes in the production of chainsaws and numerous other handheld power equipment comprehending
- Industrial Chainsaws
- String Trimmers
- Cut-off saws
- Pole Pruners
- Construction tools
- Protective gears
The Stihl company was founded back in 1926 by Andreas Stihl. The headquarters of Stihl is located in Waiblingen, Germany. They are the world’s best-selling brand when it comes to chain saws. They are also known for manufacturing saw chains and guide bars.
What is Lowes?
Lowe’s Company, Inc. is a publicly owned American retailing company. It was founded back in 1921 by the founder Lucius Smith Lowe. The headquarters are located in Mooresville, North Carolina, US. Lowe’s is the second-largest hardware supplier in the US and also the second-largest hardware chain in the world. They are operating in the industry of home improvement. They are not only supplying hardware and equipment for home improvement but they also have teams of expert installers who can get all sorts of installation works done quickly and efficiently.
Does Lowes Sell Stihl?
Stihl Company is known for its premium quality products which are the trademark of the company. Yet here’s something interesting. Lowes being the second-largest hardware supplying chain in the US and world does not sell the Stihl. It neither sells them online nor does it sell them in their stores. The reason is quite interesting. We are aware of the fact that Stihl is one of the leading chainsaw manufacturers in the world and Lowes is the second-largest retailing store specializing in the home improvement industry. So anyone would think that these two companies would be doing a lot of business together. But the answer is no. The reason is Stihl Company’s brand image. They have decided to not sell their products through any home improvement store. They want their product to be exclusive. They do not want to use another brand rather they emphasize creating their brand image. This exclusivity is what stops them from joining hands with Lowes or The Home Depot (largest retail hardware chain in the world).
In-depth analysis of why Lowe does not sell Stihl:
As mentioned above, the decision of Stihl not being sold by Lowes or any other large Home Improvement brands came from Stihl Company. They want to create their brand image. This way they can sustain the exclusivity of their products which they have been working on. They simply do not want to rely upon any other brand for their success. Recently Stihl Company has released a new advertisement which speaks out the fact that they are not available at Lowes or The Home Depot or any other large retailing brand. Speaking about the ad, Kenneth Waldron, the Stihl Company’s marketing manager said “Sometimes telling someone, where you are not available, is more effective than telling someone where you are.” This statement speaks volumes about the intentions of the Stihl management. They want their brand image to be the sole reason behind their success. And it is not limited to Lowes only. The Stihl Company did not choose The Home Depot for their product’s retailing. The reason is the same as for the Lowes.
Where are the Stihl products available?
Now an interesting question arises here. If Stihl does not use Lowes or The Home Depot or any other large retailing brand, then how come it sells its product in the US market? The answer is simple. Their products are available and can be bought from the official website of Stihl Company. There is another possible way as well. The products can be purchased from independently manufactured stores. According to the official website of the Stihl Company, there are only 5 independent US distributors for their products. In addition to that, the company itself owns 6 branches where the products are available which are then further sold to more than 10,000 retail dealers.
We can conclude from the above-mentioned argument that Lowes and other large retailing brands do not sell the Stihl Company products. The sole reason is that Stihl Company wants to establish its brand image. That is why their products can either be purchased from their official stores or independent dealers.
Q. How much does Stihl electric chainsaw cost?
For normal occasional use, a typical chainsaw would cost about $200. For extensive use, the cost may rise to $350.
Q. How much does a Stihl blower cost?
It would cost about $200+ for a handheld gas blower on the other hand a professional backpack model would cost about $600.
Q. How long does a Stihl blower last?
There is no ethanol in the Stihl MotoMix. Hence it has a storage life of about two years.
Q. What is the no.1 selling chainsaw?
The chainsaw Stihl 271 Farm Boss Chainsaw is the best-selling chainsaw.
Q. Is Stihl still made in Germany?
Most of Stihl products are manufactured in the USA. Although the MS201 chainsaw and larger models starting from MS441 and above are still made in Germany.