Why Vanguard Engines

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power designs and manufactures robust, high performance engines. Premium-grade Vanguard™ engines are application-engineered to power equipment that works for a living. Our team promises to work as hard as our Briggs & Stratton engines to earn the respect of everyone with whom we do business. We deliver the best total solution.

  • Commercial-Driven Team that's all about lending the kind of support that positively impacts your bottom line.
  • Customer Focused to help you arrive at solutions that enable your customers to power through their day.
  • World-Class Products manufactured through alliances with Daihatsu, a member of the Toyota Group.
  • Application Expertise to assist in taking ideas from the drawing board to the job site.
  • Comprehensive Service and Support that includes an extensive dealer network, exclusive parts programs, and online resources.


Since 1908, the year Briggs & Stratton was founded, engine research and product development has been a primary focus. Just a few historic breakthroughs that illustrate our dedication to engine development and product innovation include:

  • the industry's first OHV engine in 1920
  • the industry's first vertical shaft aluminum block engines in the 1950s
  • the industry's first V-Twin aluminum block engine in 1984
  • the industry's first 31 HP Air-Cooled, V-Twin engine in 2002

Research and development continues to be the force that drives our commitment to provide advanced engine solutions to meet ever-changing power, performance and emissions requirements. The culmination of what we learn establishes the framework to:

  • develop innovative engine technologies
  • modify existing technologies
  • improve commercial engine power, performance and reliability
  • employ advanced testing and analysis capabilities

Every day more than 300 people with a passion for engines work to research and develop solutions to meet the power requirements of leading equipment manufacturers around the world.

Strategic Partners

Manufacturing Alliances

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power has established a manufacturing alliance with Daihatsu, a member of the Toyota Group to offer the most complete range of commercial power solutions in the world. From 2.4 to 36 HP and liquid cooled to air-cooled, Vanguard engines provide the broadest range of commercial power solutions for your equipment.

Distribution Partners

Our products are distributed in over 90 countries around the world through wholly owned subsidiaries and independent distributors offering local sales and service support.

OEM Partners

Leading commercial equipment manufacturers partner with Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power to develop application engineered power solutions that delivers the best available product to their customers.

Servicing Dealer Partners

To ensure an unparalleled level of service, we choose to partner with the leading commercial service dealerships. We can supply a part anywhere in the United States within 24 hours from our Central Sales & Service Distributor (CSDD) locations to our Authorized Dealers.

Environmental Commitment

Briggs & Stratton's legacy of corporate social responsibility and community involvement is reflected in its longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship. As a successful company, Briggs & Stratton embraces two principles: Maximizing benefit and being responsive and accountable to all stakeholders. In the environmental arena, this has meant a continuous drive to improving operating efficiency, integrating environmentally friendly technology and renewable resources into its products, and reducing the company's environmental footprint globally.


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