AN EXCITING HISTORY
2016 Stiga launches the new Park with Quick Flip System; Voltage 80, a complete range of 80 V battery products; Twinclip, premium quality lawn mowers and Autoclip 200 – the series of “Perfectionist” robot mowers.
2015 Stiga launches a new Park Pro, a complete range of 48 V battery products and the new Multiclip 47.
2014 Stiga celebrates its 80th anniversary and strengthens its image with a product restyling and an updated and refreshed communication, also in shops. Stiga launches four Anniversary models.
2013 The new Stiga Villa 320/520 HST is launched and it is awarded for high design quality in the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013”.
2012 The new Stiga Autoclip range of robotic lawn mowers is launched. Titan is renewed with improved features.
2007 Stiga launches Titan, a perfect multi-purpose machine for professionals.
2004 4WD is introduced. The four-wheel drive is hydraulic, which is a great resource during both summer and winter. With the continuous transmission (hydrostatic), the driver can adjust the speed in every situation.
2000 Stiga merges with Castelgarden SpA, the leading manufacturer in Europe of lawn mowers, and Alpina Professional & Garden SpA, manufacturer of chainsaws and brushcutters, both situated in Italy. Together they form Global Garden Products (GGP).
GGP’s expansion in Europe continues with the acquisition of Mountfield, one of the most well-known lawn mower brands in England.
1999 A complete new generation of the Park model is launched.
1997 After several years of strong expansion Stiga is represented in around 40 countries, including New Zealand , North America, South America and Eastern Europe.
1995 The garden products business continues growing. A selection of Stiga lawnmowers are awarded the Swan label, indicating that the mowers meet the Nordic Council’s environmental criteria for materials, production and function.
1994 Stiga celebrates its 60th anniversary. This year also sees the launch of the Stiga Garden Battery – the world’s first battery-powered ride-on mower.
1990 A survey is carried out by TEMO showing that 96 percent of those asked recognized Stiga’s brand – an extremely high figure.
1988 The first radio-controlled lawnmower is demonstrated at the opening of new premises, with the mower itself arriving to cut the ribbon.
1986 Stiga became the biggest manufacturer of lawn mowers in Europe, thanks to several new establishments and acquisitions of companies
1985 Stiga introduced the first lawn mower Multiclip using the Mulching technology, a technique that cuts the grass into smaller clippings that fertilize the lawn, thereby saving both time and money.
1981 The company is reorganized to better reflect Stiga’s operations, creating three divisions: Sports, Gun and Garden.
1978 Stig Hjelmquist retired after 44 years as a business executive.
1976 The 4th of June, his majesty Carl XVI Gustav inaugurated Stiga´s new factory of 18 000 m2 , and with its total of 34,000m2 it becomes the biggest factory in the Nordic countries, concerning manufacturing of motor driven lawn mowers.
1974 Stiga launches the first Park: Park 2000, a ride-on lawn tractor with frontal cutting deck that will revolutionize the grass cutting in the Nordic Countries.
1971 Stiga was established abroad and sales offices in London and Helsinki were opened.
1964 The venture of own produced lawn mowers was very successful: 400 machines were produced every day. The very first battery-operated lawn mower was produced this year.
1957 The first table hockey game was born.
1954 In the 1950´s, Stig Hjelmquist imported from US the first motorized lawn mowers with horizontally rotating blades. That became the starting shot of the most successful product line by Stiga – garden machines.
Already in the end of the 1950´s, Stiga was selling ride-on lawn mowers.
1949 Sees a change of name from Stigma to the current name Stiga.
1943 Stiga started to produce equipment for table tennis under their own management. Mainly it was so called complete games with rackets, net, attachment system and ball.
A few years later Stiga started to cooperate with the Swedish TableTennis Association. That led to a fast evolution of the sport, and it turned Sweden into a great country of table tennis.
1938 The first articles of the product group that would make Stiga world famous – the table tennis products, came. The same year, the new company name Stigma, later on changed to Stiga, was founded.
1934 March 6th 1934, Stig Hjelmquist, 23 years old, borrowed 4 000 Swedish kronor at the bank office in Tranås to start the company “Firma Fabriksprodukter”, laying the foundation for what will become Stiga AB.
The business concept was "newsworthy products of good design and good quality, with advertising that is better than our competitors”. This business concept was to permeate the whole of Stig’s business life.