On October 30,2013 afternoon, the Provincial Standing Committee Member, Secretary of Qingdao municipal Party Committee Mr. Li, Qun met the member of the Advisory Board of STIHL Holding AG & Co. KG, Dr. Ruediger Stihl and his delegation in the municipal office building of Qingdao. Mr. Li gave his congratulations to ANDREAS STIHL Power Tools (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. for its development and achievements. He said, "Nowadays China's urbanization is accelerating. Qingdao as the important regional economic center of east coast of China, its future urbanization rate will increase to 75% and its urban built-up area will double in the future, which will create huge market for Garden Machinery and Equipment of STIHL group. We warmly welcome STIHL group to expand its investment in Qingdao in the future. Qingdao government will create more excellent environment of development for enterprises."
Dr. Ruediger Stihl said that STIHL would further deepen cooperation with Qingdao, manufacture more world-class quality products and make new contribution for economic and social development and urbanization of Qingdao.
Dr. Bertram Kandziora, Mr. Winfried Michels, and Municipal leaders Wang, Luming and Liu, Mingjun were present.