MILWAUKEE, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) has won a 2016 BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation from BizTimes Media for its most technologically advanced lawn mower engine to date, Quiet Power Technology™ featuring Just Check & Add™. The prestigious annual I.Q. Award celebrates the region's most creative and innovative entrepreneurs as well as innovative products, services or processes developed by southeast Wisconsin companies.
"It's a privilege to be named alongside such great southeastern Wisconsin companies doing work that's forward thinking and at the forefront of their respective industries," said Carissa Gingras, marketing director for consumer engines and service at Briggs & Stratton. "When we innovate we do so with our customers' feedback as our guide. The results are products that aren't just cool engineering tricks but truly beneficial advances people want."
Engineers at Briggs & Stratton combined two of its most popular innovations, Quiet Power Technology and the Just Check & Add feature in response to what consumers consistently say they want in lawn mower engines: Reduced noise levels and easier maintenance. The result is an engine that's up to 60 percent quieter* than comparable models and never needs an oil change**.
"The beauty of this engine is users get the same great power and performance they expect in a Briggs & Stratton engine, but with revolutionary convenience features," said Gingras. "To meld these improvements into a single engine was a top priority, given the feedback we received from customers."
* As tested against Honda model HRR2169VKA and Toro model 20371.
** Under normal use conditions. To see complete details, refer to your Operating Manual. Briggs & Stratton standard warranty terms and conditions apply. Just Check & Add does not extend the warranty period. See http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/support/warranty for details.
About Briggs & Stratton Corporation: Briggs & Stratton Corporation, 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 pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.