STIHL is a market leader in the outdoor power equipment industry. It owes this achievement to two main factors:
- Strict adherence to product quality standards
- Heavy emphasis on reliable spare parts and service back-up through a Servicing Dealer Network.
The STIHL Fiji business is run through our New Zealand based distribution centre in East Tamaki, Auckland. STIHL supply's their wide variety of outdoor power equipment through two major distributors in Fiji; R.C.Manubhai Co Ltd and Courts of Fiji Ltd.
R.C.Manubhai – "Fiji's Most Trusted Name in Hardware" has been a major player in Fiji's hardware sector since the early 1920's supplying timber, tiles, roofing iron and more recently STIHL's extensive range of outdoor power equipment.
Courts are a specialist retailer of electrical, home-furnishing and outdoor products. Courts is owned by Vision Group which is a consortium of four large companies, namely Jacks of Fiji, R.C Manubhai & Co Ltd, Challenge Engineering more popularly known for its car business Automart Ltd and Candle Investment Ltd which is the investment arm of lawyers Parshotam and Company.
These established retailers carry not only products, but spare parts and accessories, and have workshop staff trained by STIHL technicians. In this way, consistent, expert service is built into every product sold. It is this commitment to the customer and the product in both pre-delivery and after sales service that positions STIHL so strongly in the market.
Historically, STIHL's products were Chainsaw based, with a farmer and professional bias. Over the last fifteen years, product developed for the domestic market has been introduced, in recognition of the need to grow the company by expanding the product range and broadening product orientation.
The STIHL product portfolio now also includes Brushcutters, Linetrimmers, Blowers, Hedgecutters, Cut-off machines, Earth Augers, High Pressure Cleaners, safety clothing and various accessory items.
STIHL Ltd recognises and accepts its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. The nature of the equipment STIHL manufactures and its use in the natural environment means operational safety and environmental considerations are ever-present. The concern STIHL has for safety is paramount and it leads the world in developing safeguards for users and bystanders, as well as the environment in which we all live.
The commercial interests of STIHL are inextricably linked with the preservation and management of the natural environment. The company's equipment is widely used in landcare, forest management and arboriculture. STIHL fully supports all scientifically-based efforts to conserve the natural resource and to manage it on a sustained yield basis, in line with rational social and economic considerations.
Environmental considerations have also influenced the design of STIHL products, to reduce noise and the risk of fire. STIHL actively encourages the planting and cultivation of trees through sponsorship of agri-forestry and community tree-planting programs, while our engineers are constantly striving to produce safer and environment-friendly products.