STIHL battery production

How is a professional STIHL battery created? Find out here. We will guide you step by step through battery production at the STIHL headquarters in Waiblingen. The following video will give you an initial insight.

Overview: Battery production 

  • Production of cordless products at STIHL since 2009 
  • In-house battery production in Waiblingen, including the professional backpack batteries AR 2000 L and AR 3000 L from the AP System  
  • Production in different steps, from cell holder preparation to end-of-line test  
  • Maximum precision and various quality assurance measures required   

Battery expertise at STIHL

STIHL already has many years of battery expertise. STIHL has been manufacturing cordless products since 2009.  

In 2016, the STIHL competence centre for battery and electric technology was established to combine the development of powerful battery and electric technology and to meet STIHL’s demand for performance and durability in modern cordless power tools. 

Since 2018, STIHL has also been operating its own battery production facility in the immediate vicinity of development and competence centres.

Professional power from Waiblingen

In Waiblingen STIHL produces the professional backpack batteries AR 2000 L and AR 3000 L from the AP System. These ergonomic and durable batteries are ideal for continuous professional use, such as with blowers, long-reach hedge trimmers or KombiEngines.

The STIHL AR 2000 L professional battery delivers 1,015 watt hours, provided by 60 battery cells. The 7.4 kilogram weight can be carried comfortably on your back.

The STIHL AR 3000 L has even more power. Its 90 battery cells provide 1,520 watt hours of energy with a total weight of 9.5 kilograms.

Insights into STIHL battery production

What production steps are necessary and how does STIHL ensure that all specimens meet the high quality requirements during production? We guide you through production.

What is particularly important in battery production?

Electrostatic discharges pose a significant risk throughout battery production. Employees therefore wear special dissipative work clothing to effectively protect the still unprotected electronic components during production.

From cell assembly to end-of-line testing, STIHL has installed various quality assurance processes to provide the best quality for charging and use.

The sensitive components do not allow any error tolerances in the production processes. That is why every step of battery production requires maximum precision so that the finished battery meets the high quality standards we and our customers expect.


STIHL is continuing to expand battery production at its headquarters in Waiblingen and will also produce the AP 500 S professional battery on site in Germany. At the same time, a new production facility for professional cordless products is being built, which will start production at Waibling Plant 2 from 2024.

STIHL is further developing smart batteries so that users can tailor the battery even more precisely to the application. This is achieved, for example, through smart charging technology that automatically adapts to the task in hand. This will ensure that full power is available on time with maximum battery life in the future.

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