After emerging from bankruptcy as a new company with a new owner and a new CEO, Briggs & Stratton, a company with a 113-year legacy, also has a new beginning.
New CEO, Steve Andrews, is upbeat about the company’s prospects, pointing out that the business is performing strongly globally despite current conditions.
“Many of the external challenges that seemed to hit the company all at once are starting to stabilise: weather is in our favour; the stay-at-home environment has positively impacted our business…and, we’re now a well-capitalised company, unencumbered by past liabilities, so we can focus on growth,” Andrews said.
Andrews is also impressed with some of the company’s innovative products like the Vanguard lithium-Ion commercial battery system.
“It’s an example of using our power application expertise to quickly expand into new markets with an innovation that remains unmatched – and has exponential growth potential,” Andrews said.
Briggs & Stratton remains the world’s largest producer of petrol engines for outdoor power equipment and the company is back in hiring mode with over 100 positions available at facilities in its Milwaukee home and around the globe.
“Now is an exciting time to join Briggs & Stratton and be part of a new beginning,” Andrews said. “Many opportunities are available to be a part of an iconic company with a renewed focus on innovation, new products, quick action and growth.”