Briggs & Stratton expands battery integrator network

By Mike Brezonick08 November 2022

Continuing to expand its network of system integrators for its Vanguard line of commercial batteries, Briggs & Stratton has announced a partnership with Hydra-Power Systems (HPS), a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic valve manifolds, hydraulic power units and custom hydraulic equipment for mobile, industrial, marine, agricultural and mining markets. The partnership will enable HPS to utilize Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Packs in customized hydroelectric solutions for its OEM customers.

Vanguard 7 kWh Diecast Commercial Battery Briggs & Stratton’s Vanguard Commercial Battery product range covers 1.5 to 10 kWh. (Photo: Briggs & Stratton)

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, HPS has over 50 years of experience as distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products. Since 1970, HPS has been designing and manufacturing custom hydraulic power units, test stands and special machinery from 1/2 hp to 1400 hp.

“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 longstanding 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.”

HPS maintains its own team of 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.

“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.”

The Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Pack line incorporates 1.5 kWh, 3.5 kWh, 3.8 kWh, 5 kWh, 7 kWh and 10 kWh options.

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