Vanguard Lithium Ion Battery

Freienbach Switzerland, 25 May 2021 – Briggs & Stratton has announced it has signed a technology services agreement with Technotrade in the Czech Republic to deliver fully electrified power solutions developed around the Vanguard commercial battery packs. The collaboration is aimed at helping small and medium-sized commercial equipment OEMs in the Czech and Slovakian market to transition easily to electrified power, and supports Briggs & Stratton’s long-term strategy to position Vanguard as a leading global electrification brand.

Since 1991, Technotrade s. r. o. has supported OEMs by designing and marketing unique and sophisticated systems solutions and helping small- and medium-size OEMs select the best components. The company’s full-electric / electric-hydraulic drive systems have been proven in a wide range of demanding applications, from forestry tractors to skid-steer loaders to autonomous vehicles. 

Vanguard Lithium Ion Battery

This broad application experience makes the company a perfect fit for Briggs & Stratton. Ladislav Poledna, sales executive power Vanguard: “Technotrade 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 small- and medium-sized OEMs transition from diesel or petrol to electrified power, in a wide range of applications: from construction, agriculture, fire & emergency services, to military and unmanned systems.”

Jakub Kejduš, managing director of Technotrade: “When we saw Vanguard’s innovative battery technology, we instantly knew this was an excellent match 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,

Hester Regoort, Two Rivers Marketing, +32 3 298 4948,


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. For additional information, please visit and

About Technotrade

Technotrade aims to be a strong partner to machine manufacturers and support them by supplying the right components or delivering complex system solutions. Based in the Czech Republic and with more than thirty years of experience, its team of mechanical engineers can design working and travel hydraulic system, develop control software, or plan a full machine electrification for cost-effective and zero-emission operation. So far, Technotrade has co-operated with more than fifty OEMs and delivered sophisticated system solutions for over a hundred machines from different industries, ranging from forestry and construction equipment to autonomous electric vehicles. Find out more about the company on