Vanguard® Partners with Hydra-Power Systems to Expand Battery Solutions for OEMs

MILWAUKEE (November 8, 2022) – Briggs & Stratton is excited to announce a partnership with Hydra-Power Systems (HPS), a leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic valve manifolds, hydraulic power units and custom hydraulic equipment for mobile, industrial, marine, agricultural and mining markets. HPS will utilize Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs in customized hydroelectric solutions for its OEM customers.

“We’re thrilled to add Hydra-Power Systems as our newest Battery Technology Partner,” said Chris Davison, Senior Marketing Manager — Electrification at Briggs & Stratton. “With the long-standing trust HPS has built with its customers and stakeholders, we’re confident Vanguard batteries will make an immediate, strong impact on new industries and vital applications.”

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, HPS has over 50 years of experience as a trusted distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products with one of the largest inventories in the United States. Since 1970, HPS has been designing and manufacturing custom hydraulic power units, test stands and special machinery from 1/2 hp to 1400 hp. The company has proven its dedication to supplying high-quality fluid power components to industry leaders in construction, marine, mining and agriculture around the world.

“In addition to offering an expansive inventory with the ability to get products to our customers quickly, we pride ourselves in our engineering and integration expertise for customers looking for custom hydraulic and electric hybrid solutions,” said Dan Sowards, VP of Sales and Business Development at Hydra-Power Systems. “Partnering with Vanguard will give us an edge in assisting our OEMs with quickly integrating durable, smart battery solutions as more industries embrace electrification.”

HPS employs a dedicated team of in-house engineers that specialize in creative solutions for integrated circuit hydraulic manifold and custom hydraulic power unit design. The company has the capacity to design and manufacture anything from a one-off hydroelectric governor power unit to high-volume OEM motion control manifolds. HPS customers will benefit from the rugged longevity of Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs and the ease of integration and scalability they offer.

Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs are the only fully integrated, complete battery solution on the market. The patent pending customized Vanguard Lithium-Ion battery pack, battery management system and charger work seamlessly together to increase productivity and performance, and lower total cost of ownership. The Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Pack line features 1.5kWh*, 3.5kWh*, 3.8kWh*, 5kWh*, 7kWh* and 10kWh* options. This offers OEMs a fully integrated electric system with the capacity to connect additional Vanguard packs in parallel for more power. 

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*Total energy measured using a 0.2C discharge per IEC 61960-3:2017

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About Briggs & Stratton:

Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.