Vanguard®, Hydraulic Controls Inc. Partner Together to Bring Electric Solutions to Hydraulics Systems

MILWAUKEE (October 13, 2022) – Briggs & Stratton is excited to announce its new partnership with Hydraulic Controls Inc. (Hydraulic Controls), a premier fluid power distributor in the Pacific Southwest. For over 50 years, Hydraulic Controls has specialized in the hydraulics, pneumatics, service and repair, as well as manufacturing of custom power units. Through this new partnership, Hydraulics Controls will be able to utilize leading Vanguard Lithium-Ion battery solutions in its custom power units as it strives to deliver superior service, competitive pricing, and innovative solutions for all of its customer’s fluid power needs.

“Hydraulic Controls has a longstanding history of delivering quality products and solutions to its customers,” said Chris Davison, Senior Marketing Manager — Electrification at Briggs & Stratton. “We are excited to have them join our growing list of Battery Technology Partners as we work together to deliver electric power solutions that meet the unique applications needs of their customers.”

Hydraulic Controls has 13 employee-owned branches located throughout California, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. Each facility keeps an inventory suited to the local market, whether it is custom harvesting equipment for California agriculture, oil drilling in Colorado, mining in Utah and Arizona, or industrial applications in major metropolitan areas. Their team of experts includes multiple certified fluid power hydraulic specialists as well as experienced repair technicians.

No matter what the application needs of a customer are, Hydraulic Controls strives to be the one source solution through its custom hydraulic components and integrated systems.

"Today’s hydraulic systems are becoming increasingly complex as customers look to integrate more and more electronics into their systems,” said Rob Hulse, Executive Vice President at Hydraulic Controls. “With Vanguard’s electrification expertise and powerful battery solutions, we’ll be able to offer our customers electric power solutions they can depend on to deliver a rugged, reliable performance.”

Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs offer a fully integrated, complete battery solution. The Lithium-Ion battery pack, battery management system and charger work seamlessly together to deliver efficient power and performance. Vanguard offers a competitive range of battery power solutions, including 1.5kWh*, 3.5kWh*, 3.8kWh*, 5kWh*, 7kWh* and 10kWh* options. This offers OEMs a fully integrated electric system with the capacity to connect other Vanguard packs in parallel for more power. For more information on products and innovations, visit


*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.