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Briggs & Stratton

12301 W. Wirth Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
(414) 259-5333
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Company Overview

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, including snow-blowers and snow-blower engines. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of standby generators, along with lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris® and Murray® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

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Facts

  • In business since 1908.
  • In 1922, the company set a record in the automotive industry, selling the lowest-priced car ever called the Briggs & Stratton Flyer (also called the "Red Bug") which sold at only $125-$150.
  • In 1953, the Company revolutionized the lawn and garden industry by developing the first lightweight aluminum engine.
  • In 1980, the Briggs & Stratton HYBRID - At the tail end of the energy crisis, Briggs & Stratton developed the first gasoline-electric hybrid automobile. "The Hybrid" was designed by Brooks Stevens, and powered by a twin-cylinder 16 hp (11.9 kW) Briggs & Stratton engine and a large electric battery.
  • Current production averages 11 million engines a year, or almost 1 million every month.
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