Freienbach Switzerland, 27 September 2021 – Briggs & Stratton has announced it has signed a technology services agreement with BARTH® Elektronik GmbH in Germany to provide complete electrified power solutions incorporating Vanguard commercial batteries with BARTH® controllers and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The collaboration is aimed at small and medium-sized OEMs in Germany, as well as other territories, and supports Briggs & Stratton’s long-term strategy to position Vanguard as a leading global electrification brand.

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Established in 1993, BARTH Elektronik specialises in the development and production of PLCs, wiring harnesses and cable assemblies for the automotive, marine and engineering industries, including applications as diverse as building automation and control of industrial diesel engines. With a core competency in control technology, BARTH® Elektronik develops individual solutions based on customer-specific requirements.

BARTH® Elektronik is a perfect fit partner for Briggs & Stratton, as Johannes Böhlau, Business Development Manager Rental and Electrification EMEA at Briggs & Stratton explains: “BARTH® Elektronik products perfectly complement Vanguard by allowing the batteries to do a full repower. The partnership also gives us access to OEMs in new markets, bringing the benefits of Vanguard batteries to customers in the marine, automotive and engineering sectors.”


Daniel Barth, CEO of BARTH® Elektronik, said: “Briggs & Stratton is the ideal partner to accompany our customers on the way to electromobilization. The intensive cooperation, also on a technical basis, offers our customers professional solutions with the shortest possible time-to-market."

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Mikaela Walker, BWP,  +44 7957 298 679,

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About Briggs & Stratton:

Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of commercial lithium-ion batteries, power generation, pressure washer, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.