Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power Joins SmartEquip Network

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 11, 2015) — Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG) Commercial Power recently joined the SmartEquip Network to provide more efficient electronic parts and service support and procurement for rental companies and equipment fleet owners.

“Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power has always been committed to doing everything possible to improve efficiencies for our customers in the rental industry,” said Jim Cross, commercial marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power. “Joining the SmartEquip Network will ensure efficiencies in engine and parts ordering, which will ultimately lead to less equipment downtime and increased customer savings.”

The SmartEquip Network is an advanced product support and transactional platform for the equipment industry, designed to provide efficiency gains to owners, manufacturers, dealers and distributors. It merges support content, parts information and parts ordering together in one location online for its more than 25,000 users. The partnership with the SmartEquip Network will allow Briggs & Stratton to extend its online product support capabilities and make parts ordering easier for customers. Briggs & Stratton parts and service support information is already available on the SmartEquip Networks for rental companies and equipment fleets utilizing its e-FleetPro technology.

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About Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power is a leading provider of commercial power solutions. The Vanguard engine family is the company’s premier line of engines and includes single-cylinder engines from 5.5 to 15 gross horsepower1, Vanguard V-Twin engines from 13 to 23 gross horsepower1 (horizontal) and 13 to 26 gross horsepower1 (vertical), and Vanguard air-cooled V-Twin BIG BLOCK engines from 25 to 35 gross horsepower1(horizontal) and 28 to 36 gross horsepower1 (vertical).

About Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Allmand™, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For more information, visit or