On Oct.31st 2013, just one day after Stihl Qingdao Phase II opening ceremony, we produced our 5,000,000th product. This was another historic day for Stihl Qingdao.
To celebrate this important event, the whole company gathered in Phase II building, Dr. Bertram Kandziora gave a congratulation speech and a cutting show by using the 5,000,000th product. The 5,000,000th product is a FS 250 Brushcutter, the 1st semi-professional product in Stihl CN, which has low weight excellent balance, practical control handle and long life fuel system. To celebrate this important event, company offered free and delicious food in the canteen, all employees were happy and proud.
To achieve the 1,000,000th product - which was produced in January 2010 - took us more than three years.
To achieve the 2,000,000th product - which was produced in April 2011 - took us one year and three months.
To achieve the 3,000,000th product - which was produced in April 2012 - took us one year.
To achieve the 4,000,000th product - which was produced in February 2013 - took us only ten months.
To produce the 5,000,000th product took us only eight months.
This shows a successful story of growth. Our company could achieve this success and quick growth only due to the great effort and good teamwork of all our employees. We are proud of our company, and we are more proud to have such excellent teams. We can believe this is only a small milestone and we are sure we can expect more and greater milestones for STIHL Qingdao plant in the future.
Let's look forward to the 6,000,000th product together soon!