Briggs & Stratton automobiles
Briggs & Stratton from Milwaukee , Wisconsin , United States,is the largest manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines . Every year more than 10 million pieces are produced. These engines are found primarily in construction and garden equipment such as mobile generators , lawn mowers and other gasoline powered devices. At the end of 2012, the Group had 6,321 employees. The company's stock has been traded on the NYSE since 1928 . Briggs & Stratton engines are distributed worldwide.
The company was founded in 1908 in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , USA by engineers Stephen Foster Briggs and Harold M. Stratton . Originally automobiles were to be produced with some prototypes as early as 1910 . In 1919 Briggs & Stratton acquired the rights to the Smith Flyer , a Buckboard , and manufactured it under the name Briggs & Stratton Flyer until 1923 later became known as the Red Bug with a top speed of 25 mph. Thereafter, the company relocated to the production of automotive parts and built-in motors, which developed from the engine of the Flyer had been.
In 1979, Briggs & Stratton bought the German small diesel engine manufacturer Farymann Diesel and wanted to get started with small diesel engines . The plans to develop new water-cooled multi-cylinder engines failed, as well as significantly reducing the costs of existing single-cylinder engines. Farymann Diesel was sold again in the mid-1980s. In 2004, the competitor Simplicity Manufacturing was taken over. The collapsed in the same year competitor Murray was bought in the following year.
In 1990, Briggs & Stratton began honoring beautiful parks in the United States. Briggs & Stratton has sponsored the "Most Beautiful Park" competition in Europe since 2002. A jury commissioned by Briggs & Stratton awards the ten and five most beautiful parks in Great Britain,Germany , France , Italy , Poland and Sweden each year. By 2009, the "most beautiful park in Europe" was awarded for the first time.