Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Pack wins innovation award

Vanguard’s Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Pack has been selected as a Pro Tool Innovation Award winner. Judging for the 8th annual PTIA Awards wrapped up as a diverse panel of judges made up of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen and media professionals came together to vote on the most innovative construction and outdoor power equipment industry products in the world.

This year saw a particularly diverse and competitive set of entries submitted by top manufacturers from around the world. Here’s what the Pro Tool Innovation Awards judges said about the Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Pack:

“As we move deeper into the battery age, most of us have simply come to grips that every manufacturer has its own battery system. True to its roots building commercial small engines, we love that Vanguard targets such a customizable high-capacity power source. It can be used in so many different products — possibly standardizing a lot of battery-powered equipment from multiple manufacturers. Beyond that, we believe that a serviceable battery system is not only forward-thinking but also a key component of its viability.”

After pouring over literally hundreds of power tools, hand tools, fasteners, and accessories, winners were judged and chosen based on their leading innovation in the industry. Winners tended to demonstrate notability in any combination of the following: innovative features, advanced power delivery, groundbreaking ergonomics, technological advancements and value. The 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Awards recognize best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

“We’re incredibly honored the Pro Tool Innovation Award judges recognized the flexibility and power offered by the Vanguard Commercial Lithium-Ion Battery Pack,” said Chris Davison, senior marketing manager, Vanguard commercial power, Briggs & Stratton. “Receiving this award is truly exciting and encourages us to continue to develop forward-thinking power solutions that combine exceptional performance and innovation to improve productivity.”

This year, 78 different manufacturers and brands submitted over 320 products in dozens of categories for a chance to take home a 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award.

“In our 8th year running the PTIA Awards, we continue to be amazed at the level of innovation and design manufacturers demonstrate with their newest products. Brands really innovated and improved their products this year to achieve improvements in job site efficiency, safety, and productivity,” said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “We’re also seeing new features, more run-time in cordless, and greater advancements in materials. While average products see incremental advancements, Pro Tool Innovation Award winners truly distinguish themselves in the industry and deserve particular recognition. Business owners, builders, contractors, and tradespeople can look to the PTIA Awards to find new products that help them work more quickly, safely, and with greater efficiency. Many of these new products also save you money — either through a reduction in material costs or via efficiency on the jobsite. It’s that kind of innovation that we want to highlight each year.”

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