New battery partner for Briggs & Stratton

By Mike Brezonick09 December 2021

Briggs & Stratton announced it has signed a technology services agreement with efa in Germany and France to deliver fully electrified power solutions developed around the Vanguard commercial battery packs. No financial details were provided.

First unveiled in 2019, the Vanguard Commercial batteries have been a growing area of focus as Briggs & Stratton positions itself as a ‘power agnostic’ manufacturer.

The collaboration is aimed at helping commercial equipment OEMs in both Germany and France transition to electrified power and supports Briggs & Stratton’s long-term strategy to position Vanguard as a global electrification brand.

Since it was founded in 1999, efa has established itself as a global supplier of electrical, electronic and electromechanical components for mobility and industrial markets. The company has specialized in the development of complete onboard electrification and automation solutions for industrial machines and assists vehicle manufacturers in agriculture, construction, ground support, logistics, road construction, defense, municipal and railway markets.

efa’s broad application experience makes the company a perfect fit for Briggs & Stratton, said Johannes Böhlau, business development manager for Briggs & Stratton. “efa is a great technology partner for Vanguard, enabling us to combine our innovative battery technology with their application experience,” he said. “This will allow us to help OEMs transition from diesel or petrol to electrified power, in a wide range of applications.”

“With the Vanguard battery packs from Briggs & Stratton we complete our 360º solution in the area of industrial electrification,” said Florian Schmidt, head of Sales of efa Germany. “This is an excellent match for efa. The available products and those in the pipeline will help our OEM customers to go further - in every aspect.”

Benoit Beaumont, CEO of efa, added, “When we saw Vanguard’s innovative battery technology, we instantly knew this was a perfect expansion for our own product portfolio and industry expertise. We are looking forward to working together in a world-class partnership to deliver proven electrification know-how to OEMs who may struggle to manage this alone.”

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