Vanguard, MurCal partner on electrification solutions

By Mike Brezonick01 February 2022

Briggs & Stratton has announced a partnership with MurCal, Inc., a California-based integrator of controls and instrumentation for industrial applications. Through the partnership, MurCal will leverage the Vanguard Commercial lithium-ion battery packs in engineering electrification solutions customized for its OEM customers.

Vanguard batteries MurCal has formed a partnership with Briggs & Stratton that will enable it to use Vanguard Commercial lithium-ion battery packs in electrification solutions for its OEM customers. Briggs & Stratton photo.

“Through our battery technology partner program, we’ve been able to identify and partner with esteemed solutions providers like MurCal in a common goal of helping OEMs more easily electrify their equipment,” said Chris Davison, Briggs & Stratton senior marketing manager, Commercial Power. “We are very excited about the opportunities that will come from aligning with MurCal and seeing how the company utilizes the lithium-Ion technology from Vanguard to better serve its many stakeholders.”

Headquartered in Los Angeles County Calif., MurCal has more than 60 years of experience in serving the instrumentation needs of OEMs located primarily on the West Coast of the United States. Specializing in the implementation of controls for pumping and frost protection equipment, MurCal works with small to mid-size OEMs meet their technology and electrification goals.

“Our customers - like the rest of the country - are navigating an increased need for electrification in the face of changing emission standards,” said Jim Saunders, head of business development at MurCal. “By partnering with Vanguard, we’re able to bring forward a trusted, standard solution for electrification that we can help our OEM customers implement quickly and consistently.”

The MurCal line includes hundreds of products which range in complexity from simple start/stop operation to sophisticated automation systems. The Vanguard Commercial batteries incorporate 3.8, 5 and 10 kWh power options and the company also recently announced a new Swappable Battery Pack for commercial and consumer applications.

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