Freienbach Switzerland, 6 December 2021 – Briggs & Stratton has 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. The collaboration is aimed at helping commercial equipment OEMs in both Germany and France to transition easily to electrified power, and supports Briggs & Stratton’s long-term strategy to position Vanguard as a leading global electrification brand.

Since 1999, efa has supported OEMs by designing and marketing unique and sophisticated systems solutions to help OEMs select the best electrified components. 

This broad application experience makes the company a perfect fit for Briggs & Stratton. 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. This will allow us to help OEMs transition from diesel or petrol to electrified power, in a wide range of applications.”

Florian Schmidt, Head of Sales of efa Germany: With the Vanguard battery packs from Briggs & Stratton we complete our 360-degree solution in the area of industrial electrification – 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: “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.”


Paul Bramhall, Briggs & Stratton, +41 55 415 1254,


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.

About efa:

The Franco-German group efa is a global supplier of electrical, electronic and electromechanical components for the mobility sector and industrial market. Established in 1999 in Berlin (Germany) and in 2004 in Tours (France), efa has specialized in the development of complete on-board solutions for industrial machines. The company assists vehicle manufacturers in various sectors (agriculture, construction, GSE, logistics, road construction, defense, industry, municipal, railways, etc.) with their projects for electrification and automation.

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