STIHL aims to build on growth by expanding dealer team

Outdoor power tool specialist STIHL achieved four per cent turnover growth during 2011 and plans five new positions during the first quarter of 2012 to expand its dealer support team.

STIHL GB sells and markets STIHL and Viking brands through 500 dealers.

The new positions being created include a third application specialist to provide in-store product training and familiarisation, as well as presentations to customers in the north of England and Scotland.

STIHL is also appointing a merchandiser and a second dealership development manager to assist dealers in the northern region.

A third technical services trainer will be appointed in the Midlands to deliver formal courses to dealers' sales and workshop teams. STIHL is also creating a new post of commercial learning and development manager to extend its personal development programmes.

Managing director Robin Lennie said: "These appointments reflect our strategy to give our dealers comprehensive support and ensure that our customers receive the best professional service."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

How are employers in horticulture developing their offer to staff?

How are employers in horticulture developing their offer to staff?

Thanks to a skills shortage in horticulture, employers are working hard to enhance their offer to new recruits -- from training to profit-share schemes. Rachel Anderson reports on developments at six firms in very different branches of the industry.

Business planning - Dealing with skills shortages

Business planning - Dealing with skills shortages

A limited supply of labour makes it more important to be an attractive employer, says Neville Stein.

Business Planning - Be prepared for living wage rise

Business Planning - Be prepared for living wage rise

Cutting staff is not always a smart response to higher labour costs, writes Neville Stein.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

HW Top UK Arboriculture Businesses

See our exclusive RANKING of arboriculture businesses by annual turnover. 


Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.


Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources