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[ 01 ] Focusing on the user: Bosch Power Tools achieves record
sales
[ 02 ] Focusing on the user: ‘User Experience’ at Bosch Power Tools
[ 03 ] Focusing on the user: Bosch Power Tools achieves record
sales in 2016
[ 04 ] New cordless combi drill system for DIY enthusiasts
[ 05 ] Flexible all-rounders in the 18 and 12 volt classes: Bosch
cordless multifunction tools for DIYers
[ 06 ] Flexibility with maximum control and high user protection:
AdvancedGrind 18 from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers
[ 07 ] 18 volt random orbit sander with ergonomic design:
AdvancedOrbit 18 from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers
[ 08 ] Small, compact and handy: New generation of Bosch vacuum
cleaners for DIYers
[ 09 ] Easy check and documentation: UniversalInspect inspection
camera from Bosch
[ 10 ] Particularly versatile and precise: Dremel 4300 multitool
[ 11 ] Increased efficiency and ease of use for professionals: World’s
first connectivity angle grinders from Bosch
[ 12 ] High precision and easy alignment: First Bosch combi laser
that can be operated via app
[ 13 ] Great whirl – little dust: Powerful 18 volt extractors from Bosch
for professionals
[ 14 ] For an even wider range of applications: New Bosch jigsaw
blades with carbide technology
[ 15 ] For additional machine applications: Bosch “Expert for”
circular saw blades for professionals
[ 16 ] For precise results in every step of the process: The new
diamond range from Bosch for tilers
Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart
Media und Public Relations
Leitung: René Ziegler
Presse-Forum:
www.bosch-presse.de
Press release
Power Tools
Focusing on the user:
Bosch Power Tools achieves record sales
Innovations as the basis for success
 New record: Seven percent increase in turnover to 4.5 billion euros
 Higher quantity: More than 50 million power tools sold in 2016
 Global growth: Double-digit growth in 33 countries
Leinfelden – Bosch Power Tools achieved record sales of 4.5 billion euros* in
2016. In local currency, that equates to a growth of seven percent; nominally,
Power Tools has grown by four percent. “For us, 2016 was the most successful
year in the company’s history,” said Henning von Boxberg, President of the
Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH. “We sold more than 50 million power tools
and increased sales yet again. Our products are well received by do-it-yourselfers and tradespeople alike.” Power Tools is focusing on the specific needs
of the user: More convenience for do-it-yourselfers, more productivity for tradespeople. Cordless tools, such as the Ixo, are still proving very successful. In addition, Power Tools introduced numerous connected power tools in 2016. Von
Boxberg commented: “In future, we will continue to focus on innovations that
offer added value to the user. We see opportunities for growth online and in
emerging markets in particular.”
Growth in all regions
In 2016, Bosch Power Tools increased sales in all continents. In 33 countries, the
company achieved a double-digit growth. The division was particularly successful
in important Western European markets such as Germany, the Iberian Peninsula
and the United Kingdom in 2016. In total, European sales grew by nine percent in
local currency; Germany saw a 12 percent increase. In North America, Power
Tools achieved a seven percent growth in revenue. Despite lower growth in Brazil and China, Power Tools also increased sales in emerging markets: In Latin
America, the company experienced a five percent increase, while the Asia-Paci-
*Due to special effects, the turnover in 2016 is only comparable to an extent with the turnover
published in the previous year. The specified growth rates are based on comparable values.
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
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fic region saw a growth of two percent. Business performance in India was positive, with a ten percent increase. On the African continent Bosch has grown, too.
Growth segment emerging markets
Bosch Power Tools sees great potential in emerging markets such as Africa.
They are home to many first-time users of power tools. These tradespeople first
need to be convinced that switching from a traditional hand tool to a power tool
brings benefits. “A decisive factor for success in emerging markets is the availability of affordable products and on-site service,” said von Boxberg. Bosch Power
Tools plans to introduce 20 new products to Africa in 2017 alone − a whole range
of professional products that are affordable as well as durable and easy to maintain. “Our focus is always on the user. We are building up our own sales organizations in Africa and creating a tight network of service centers, in order to meet
local needs.”
Success through innovations for the user
An important key to our success is the innovative strength of Bosch Power Tools.
In 2016, the division once again generated around one third of its sales from
products that had been on the market for less than two years. “This is the DNA of
our success; recognizing the needs of our users,” said von Boxberg. In industrial
markets, cordless tools continue to be in great demand. “For us, the cordless
segment is an important growth segment which we are consistently developing –
we are launching innovations which offer added value to the user.” These innovations include the FlexiClick cordless drill/driver system for professionals, now also
available as a 12 volt version: With its bit holder with bit locking, drill chuck, offset angle and angle adapters, it is the most versatile system on the market – and
the shortest cordless drill/driver in its class. Many do-it-yourselfers are already
familiar with interchangeable adapters from Bosch’s smallest cordless driver, the
3.6 volt Ixo. From autumn onwards, a high-performance 18-volt equivalent will
be available, with impact drill mode and drill chuck, eccentric and angle screw
adapters. All the systems mentioned here offer maximum flexibility to the user
and make light work of hard-to-reach areas.
Cordless segment expansion for both do-it-yourselfers and professionals
Bosch Power Tools is consistently expanding the cordless segment – in both DIY
and professional tools. In doing so, the division is focusing on flexibility: In the
DIY range, all cordless tools in one volt class are compatible, as are those in the
professional range. “If you buy a cordless tool from Bosch, you can use it immediately, without worrying about whether it fits,” said Henk Becker, Managing Director of Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH with responsibility for development,
production and quality, as well as measuring tools, professional and DIY tools. In
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less angle grinder and a random orbit grinder. The professional range includes
three new cordless angle grinders with power equal to that of a 1 000 watts
mains-powered tool. This is thanks to a brushless motor and the new, highperformance EneRacer battery. “We are using a new cell technology, improved
power connectors and a new manufacturing procedure − which means that
higher currents can be drawn from the battery pack over a longer time. This
results in increased power that can be used while also having the most compact
battery size and the lowest weight compared to other high-performance batteries
in the 18 volt class,” said Henk Becker.
In DIY tools, an optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and
the gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic system called the “Syneon
Chip”, gives do-it-yourselfers the optimum power and maximum runtime for every
project.
Intelligent and connected products, even higher ease-of-use
Occupational health and safety also drive innovation. Bosch sensors are used
in impact drills and rotary hammers for both do-it-yourselfers and tradespeople
to reduce the risk of injury caused by kickback. The new professional angle
grinders are also equipped with this “KickBack Control”. Additional benefits
include a new user interface, which enables the user to see and control the most
important information and settings, and the connectivity function. By connecting
the angle grinder to a smartphone, the user can customize tool settings and
receive troubleshooting tips in the event of the motor, electronics or battery pack
overheating, in addition to tool information. Bosch currently offers 14 professional
tools that can be connected – from a worklight through to a remote-controlled
combi laser. Henk Becker: “Our long-term goal is to connect all of Bosch’s professional power tools and thus to offer users an even higher level of convenience
− and to increase their productivity.”
Do-it-yourselfers can also rely on connected products from Bosch, for example,
the new Indego 400 Connect robotic lawnmower, or various laser measures.
An inspection camera is due to be released in the DIY range shortly. This allows
the user to easily inspect dark and difficult-to-see areas around the home, and
document the results as an image.
Bosch Power Tools is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power
tool accessories and measuring tools. It has a workforce of some 20,000 associates at 34 locations in 17 countries around the world.
Press photos: #959049, #959050
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Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Focusing on the user:
‘User Experience’ at Bosch Power Tools
Simply ingenious:
Bosch innovations for ingeniously simple DIY
Speech by Henning von Boxberg,
President of the Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH
Bosch innovations for greater productivity
in your day-to-day work
Speech by Henk Becker,
Managing Director of the Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH
on the occasion of the press conference
in Leinfelden on March 28, 2017
Check against delivery.
Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart, Germany
Corporate Communications,
Brand Management,
and Sustainability
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Telephone: +49 711 758-3132
Fax:
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President:
Dr. Christoph Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
Ladies and gentlemen,
In the introduction to ‘User Experience’, you have learned how we systematically research the needs and desires of our users, and focus on these when
developing products and services. In the development process, we check
time and again whether the user finds our product useful, can operate it easily, enjoys using it and whether the product meets the aesthetic requirements.
Finding the answers to these questions forms the basis of our innovative
strength and is the DNA for our success.
Furthering our innovative strength: Working in cross-functional teams
Of course, this applies not only to the ‘User Experience’ team, but also to
each individual at Bosch Power Tools. Our thoughts and actions are always
focused on the user and their needs. This focus also directs our organizational structure and cooperation. For example, we increasingly use crossfunctional teams, where colleagues from varying fields, such as development,
marketing or logistics, work collectively as one team. Together, they devote
themselves to individual projects, products or product groups.
The advantages are obvious: The various perspectives and specialist
knowledge complement each other, allowing the team to quickly develop
solutions for the user. Individual teams led the way, and now, we have
transferred this set-up to the entire Home & Garden product area. Alongside
the cross-functional teams, so-called ‘Purpose’ teams, there are ‘Excellence’
teams which, like conventional departments, are experts in particular fields.
In this way, we pool our specialist expertise.
Inspiring working conditions foster creativity and cooperation
To promote creativity and cross-functional cooperation, we are dedicated
to providing a modern working environment. This includes flexible working
hours, appropriate technical equipment for mobile working and rooms that
not only allow concentrated individual work but also, and in particular, enable
feedback, exchange and communication – giving our staff the freedom to
choose, based on their current need or the task at hand. This is what we
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mean by ‘inspiring working conditions’. The working environment facilitates
the task at hand, increasingly promotes exchange and teamwork – and
thereby boosts our innovative strength.
Bosch innovations for ingeniously simple DIY
With our ‘User Experience’ approach, we serve all user groups from DIY
enthusiasts on the one hand, to professionals in industrialized and emerging
markets on the other. The requirements of these target groups are very
different. For the DIY enthusiast, the simpler the job, the more enjoyable it is.
We offer innovations for ingeniously simple DIY.
What tools could better meet this demand than cordless tools? With our
product portfolio, 90 percent of all applications, ranging from screwdriving,
drilling and hammering, through sawing and grinding, to tacking, are already
covered by cordless tools. We focus on small and handy 12 volt tools as well
as 18 volt tools for full power. Our ‘Power for All’ system, which includes DIY
and garden tools, is available for both voltage classes: With a single 12 volt
or 18 volt battery, you can currently operate 14 or 20 power tools respectively
− from screwdrivers to hedgecutters. You only need one battery and one
charger per volt class. This is what we call ‘combining with a system’.
Maximum runtime, thanks to the ‘Syneon Chip’
Another advantage of our cordless tools: They enable up to 85 percent more
applications than comparable competitor models. Their superior performance
is based on optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and
gearbox combined with an intelligent electronic system called the ‘Syneon
Chip’. This offers DIY enthusiasts the maximum runtime for each project.
For example, the PSR 18 LI-2 cordless drill/driver allows you to drive up to
60 percent more screws per battery charge and drill up to 85 percent more
holes than with comparable competitor tools. This has been confirmed by an
independent testing institute. Furthermore, our tools maintain full power until
the battery is empty. This allows DIY enthusiasts to continue screwing,
drilling, sawing, grinding or even vacuuming at full capacity until the end.
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Interchangeable adapters offer maximum flexibility: Combi drill system
The cordless segment is an important growth segment, which we are consistently developing – with innovations that offer added value to the user.
The benefits include maximum flexibility through interchangeable adapters.
Many DIY enthusiasts are already familiar with these adapters from Bosch’s
smallest cordless screwdriver, the 3.6 volt Ixo. Our 18 volt equivalent, the
new AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap with impact drill function, as well as drill
chuck, eccentric and angle screw adapters, offers the user maximum power.
Its range of applications reaches from conventional screwdriving and drilling
in wood and metal, to impact drilling in masonry – and with the QuickSnap
adapters, the range is expanded even further. For example, the eccentric
adapter allows you to drive in screws at the edges of cupboards, while
the angle screw adapter allows you to drive screws and drill holes in tight
spaces. This makes our impact drill/driver system a problem solver for hardto-reach areas.
The simplest toolholder on the market – now also for cordless tools
With Bosch multifunction tools, DIY enthusiasts can complete a wide variety
of tasks with ease. We are now expanding the range of these all-rounders
with the introduction of an 18 volt cordless variant: The AdvancedMulti 18. In
addition to the benefits offered by a cordless tool, this device is also equipped
with the convenient ‘Starlock’ accessory interface and the Bosch ‘AutoClic’
mounting system. The ‘Starlock’ interface, jointly developed by Bosch and
Fein, ensures optimal power transfer from the tool to the accessory, resulting
in higher performance, faster work progress and more precise results. The
‘AutoClic’ mounting system enables accessories to be changed in a matter
of seconds, without the need for tools: Like a ski boot being inserted into a
binding, the accessory is fixed into the attachment with just one click. It is just
as simple to release it again.
The broad ‘Starlock’ range means that DIY enthusiasts will always find the
right accessory for the job, whether it is cutting, sawing, routing or grinding.
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It comprises 32 accessories, including a sanding finger for working in very
tight spaces.
Bosch’s first cordless angle grinder for DIY enthusiasts
For the first time, we are offering DIY enthusiasts the convenience of a
cordless tool for cutting, grinding and metal brushing work: The AdvancedGrind 18 cordless angle grinder combines flexibility with a high level of user
protection. It is equipped with restart protection which ensures that the angle
grinder does not accidentally run on after a power failure. Additionally, it
stands out among comparable competitor models thanks to its speed preselection for material-specific working, its soft-start function for a smooth
start, and an integrated brake function which stops the disk within two seconds after the tool is switched off. This gives DIY enthusiasts complete
control of this all-round angle grinder for every application.
Do you remember the ‘Syneon Chip’? The optimum combination of motor
and gearbox, coupled with this intelligent electronic system, is the reason
why the AdvancedGrind 18 is quicker and more powerful than other models.
For example, it can cut through twelve millimeter reinforcing steel in just five
seconds – up to 50 percent faster than any comparable competitor tool.
The most handy 18 volt random orbit sander: AdvancedOrbit 18
Even in the grinding segment, users can now find a powerful 18 volt Bosch
tool: The AdvancedOrbit 18 random orbit sander. It represents effortless
sanding and polishing in any position. This comfort is due to the ergonomic
design of the tool. The design features a well balanced elongated handle
and is similar to that of current corded tools, it stands apart from comparable
battery-powered competitor models, which have the common tower-shaped
design. DIY enthusiasts can easily use the tool with both hands and in any
direction – both overhead and close to the ground – for example, when
working on a door frame. The variable speed setting gives DIY enthusiasts
flexibility in use: They can sand wood and chipboard and also polish plastic
and varnished surfaces.
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The AdvancedOrbit 18 also benefits from the ‘Syneon Chip’ technology: The
cordless tool is able to sand an area up to one and a half times larger in size
than comparable competitor models. The AdvancedOrbit 18 provides nearly
comparable working progress as a corded tool.
‘Power for All’: One 18 volt battery for more than 20 products
With these innovations, we are expanding our 18 volt ‘Power for All’ battery
system to more than 20 DIY and garden tools. The range now covers all
common applications from impact drilling, through cutting and grinding, to
lawn trimming and hedge cutting. Users can ‘combine with the system’ and
therefore do away with unnecessary batteries and chargers, saving money,
too.
12 volt multifunction tool for small improvements
The 12 volt ‘Power for All’ system is designed for lighter tasks or more
delicate work. The UniversalMulti 12 multifunction tool is a new addition to
the range. It offers the same benefits as the 18 volt tool – ‘Starlock’ with
32 accessories, plus ‘AutoClic’ for changing accessories in seconds − but
is more compact and demonstrates its advantages when making small,
occasional improvements and modifications, such as shortening door frames
or replacing broken tiles.
Our multifunction tools are also always designed with the user and their
needs in mind. We focus on providing the right tool for everyone – from
beginners to passionate users with high requirements. Cutting pipes to
length, working on tiles, removing carpet remnants, sanding window frames –
the Bosch multifunction tools can handle all this and much more, enabling a
wider range of applications than ever before.
12 volt cordless vacuum cleaner for quick in-between cleaning
Another lightweight, 12 volt unit is the EasyVac 12 hand-held vacuum cleaner, can also be used as a floor vacuum cleaner thanks to an extension tube.
The tool is ideal for quick in-between cleaning; it is small, compact, quiet and
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versatile. With the crevice nozzle, the EasyVac 12 sucks dirt from the gaps
between car seats or the keyboard of your PC. Together with the brush
nozzle, it can be used to clean furniture carefully. It also has a floor nozzle
for use on floors. The EasyVac 12 is characterized by its long runtime – the
key word here again being ‘Syneon Chip’.
Both tools tie in with the 12 volt ‘Power for All’ system, which currently comprises 14 DIY and garden tools – ranging from the hand-held circular saw to
the grass trimmer. This means that in the 12 volt class, too, DIY enthusiasts
can do away with unnecessary batteries and chargers, saving money, too.
All 10.8 and 12 volt Bosch tools and batteries are compatible.
Handy dry vacuum cleaner for the workshop
The EasyVac 12 is just one of four new vacuum cleaners that we are now
introducing for DIY enthusiasts. Also new to the range is the EasyVac 3,
a handy dry vacuum cleaner for workshops. It offers 700 watts of power, is
equipped with a start/stop function, has a container volume of 2.1 liters and
can be conveniently placed on any work bench. To make it especially handy
when combined with a power tool, its dust box is as large as necessary and
as compact as possible. For example, DIY enthusiasts can saw more than
13 meters with a hand-held circular saw, or use a random orbit sander for up
to 180 minutes, depending on the type of sandpaper – and only then does the
dust box need emptying.
Handy, flexible to use wet/dry vacuum cleaners
The powerful UniversalVac 15 and AdvancedVac 20 wet/dry vacuum cleaners are extremely versatile: The UniversalVac 15 is designed to take in
8.5 liters of liquid and has a volume of 15 liters. The AdvancedVac 20 holds
up to 13.5 liters of liquid and has a volume of 20 liters. With 1,200 watts, it
is the most powerful of the four new vacuum cleaners and can take up large
volumes of water – for example, if your washing machine has flooded. It also
has a valve for easily draining off liquid that has been taken up.
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Here, too, we offer DIY enthusiasts the right vacuum cleaner for every application – from the flexible 12 volt tool right through to the powerful 1,200 watts
wet/dry vacuum cleaner. All tools are easy to transport and take up little
space when stowed away − the required accessories are always to hand.
In addition, the scope of delivery of the EasyVac 3, UniversalVac 15 and
AdvancedVac 20 includes a universal adapter, which enables connection to
every Bosch power tool in the current DIY range. This allows DIY enthusiasts
to extract dust as it is produced during sanding, sawing and routing.
UniversalInspect for easy check and documentation all around the home
When it comes to measuring tools, we again have the right tool to suit each
of your applications and needs − whether you are detecting, measuring or
leveling. We are expanding our product portfolio with the introduction of the
UniversalInspect, an easy-to-use inspection camera. This tool allows you
to easily inspect dark and hard-to-reach areas all around your home or car
yourself, and then document the results as an image. The camera head,
measuring just eight millimeters, at the end of the 95 centimeter cable offers
flexibility in use. For example, it allows DIY enthusiasts to easily detect
blockages in drains, pipes and downpipes, inspect the inside of household
appliances like washing machines for defects, or take a look around in cavities such as drywalls or suspended ceilings. The UniversalInspect takes a
good picture when inspecting cars, too: Rust spots or faulty cables are easy
to find. The UniversalInspect is easy to understand and handle for all users.
Six buttons allow all the functions to be selected easily; for example, you can
adjust the brightness or rotate the image by 180 degrees in order to better
see the object under inspection. The person who finds the fault simply takes
a picture – and then deals with the repair.
Dremel 3D printer for all
The Dremel 3D40 Idea Builder signifies even more possibilities in 3D printing.
It offers both beginners and experienced users a great deal of freedom for
individual creativity. Its bigger printing plate makes it suitable for larger-scale
projects and means it can print objects up to 25.4 x 15.2 x 17.1 centimeters in
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size. In fact, the print volume it can output is 35 percent higher than that
offered by its predecessor, the 3D20 Idea Builder. Data transfer options are
flexible too, with the ability to use a USB stick, USB cable, WLAN or LAN
connection. Precise printing results are achieved by a semi-automatic
two-point leveling system that is able to calibrate the print bed quickly and
accurately. The integrated, intuitive software and color touch screen quickly
and simply convert your idea into a printed object and allow you to check
the print status at any time. During the printing process, paper-thin layers of
100 to 300 microns are stacked on top of each other. This allows the Dremel
3D40 Idea Builder to achieve high surface quality. It opens up brand new
possibilities for users to transform their ideas into colors and shapes: Toy
figures, decorative objects, jewelry and much more ‒ it prints whatever you
want in 3D.
First Dremel multitool with quick-change multi chuck
‘Dremeling’ has become a synonym for working with our small, powerful
multitools, which master almost any task. The new Dremel 4300 is the most
powerful Dremel and also the first to be fitted with a quick-change multi
chuck: Accessories can be changed in seconds, without the need for tools.
The multi chuck is suitable for the entire range of Dremel accessories and
can also be used on all other Dremel multitools. Another advantage is the
LED light, which can be continuously adjusted to rotate around the tool head.
This means that demanding DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists always have an
optimum line of sight for their project – whether this involves grinding, routing,
polishing or engraving – and can therefore work in a particularly controlled
manner with a high level of precision.
Bosch innovations for ingeniously simple DIY
As we draw to a close, let me sum up the most important points once again:
 We create innovations for ingeniously simple DIY.
 We focus on cordless tools that offer added value – for example, ‘Power
for All’ with an interchangeable battery for many different DIY and garden
tools.
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 We continue to develop not only existing segments, but also enter new
segments – always keeping our focus on the user.
I have introduced you to a selection of products, however they represent
just a small section of our portfolio. There are, of course, countless further
examples, be it products from our current range, or products that are still
being released on the market. All of our new products are innovations
designed for the user ‒ they are tailored to their needs. They represent
ingeniously simple DIY with Bosch power tools.
Thank you for your attention! Henk Becker will now present the innovations
for professionals.
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Ladies and gentlemen,
Tradespeople have different needs from those of the DIY enthusiast. Their
device is, literally, their tool for delivering high quality under extremely tight
deadlines. At the same time, occupational health and safety plays an increasingly important role. Our aim is to provide professionals with tools that are
easy to use and will increase productivity in their day-to-day work.
One solution is powerful cordless tools. They offer high mobility on construction sites without long set-up times – tradespeople can start work immediately. Take our 18 volt class, for example: We promoted lithium-ion technology
from the start, with a high rate of innovation, continuously increasing capacity
since 2007. Compact batteries, characterized by their low weight, have increased in capacity from 1.3 to 2.0 Ah; XL batteries, characterized by a long
runtime, have increased from 2.6 to 6.0 Ah. However, we have by no means
exhausted the possibilities offered by lithium-ion technology.
EneRacer: The most compact high-performance battery on the market
Our newest innovation is the high-performance EneRacer battery. In the
EneRacer battery, improved power connectors and a new manufacturing
procedure – laser welding – ensure lower resistance, which means that
higher currents can be drawn from the battery pack over a longer time.
This results in increased power that can be used while also having the
most compact battery size and the lowest weight compared to other highperformance batteries in the 18 volt class − the EneRacer is, on average,
24 percent lighter and 35 percent smaller. Furthermore, thanks to its improved CoolPack technology, it also offers a 135 percent longer lifetime when
compared to a conventional battery pack. Additionally, tradespeople who buy
a battery from Bosch can use it immediately without having to worry about
whether it is compatible: Our ‘Flexible Power System’ guarantees compatibility with all existing professional power tools and chargers within a volt class –
for increased productivity in day-to-day work.
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As powerful as corded tools: Angle grinders with high-performance battery
We have equipped our new cordless angle grinders with this EneRacer
battery. This results in up to 35 percent more power and a battery runtime
that is up to 100 percent longer than previous 18 volt model with 5.0 Ah
battery. The combination of a brushless motor and high-performance battery
gives these tools power that is similar to that of a 1,000 watts mains-powered
tool. It also enables extremely power-intensive cutting or grinding applications
to be carried out. And, for the first time, we are also offering a cordless angle
grinder with a 150 millimeter disk for even greater cutting depth.
World’s first: Connectivity angle grinder with intuitive operating concept
And that’s not all: Our new angle grinders − the GWS 18V-115 and -125 C
Professional, as well as the GWS 18V-115, -125 and -150 SC Professional −
are the first in the world to have a connectivity function: By connecting the
angle grinder to their smartphone, the user can customize tool settings and
receive troubleshooting tips in the event of the motor, electronics or battery
pack overheating, as well as tool information. Furthermore, three out of our
five new models come with a multi-functional user interface for the first time.
This informs users, on the tool, about the tool status, the charging state of the
battery and any overheating. In addition, a professional can also easily adjust
the speed via this user interface at the push of a button. Connectivity combined with a user interface therefore significantly increases ease of use.
The angle grinders with connectivity are five out of a total of 11 connected
products that we are launching to the market this year alone. The new tools
include two 18 volt drill/driver and combi drills along with a worklight and
combi laser. All tools offer the user added value through the ability to be
controlled via an app. In some cases, the app also functions as a remote
control, enabling tradespeople to save time and walking. Our long-term goal
is to connect all of Bosch’s professional power tools and thus to offer users
an even higher level of convenience − and to increase their productivity.
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Connectivity provides better results: Combi laser with app control
Let me introduce you to another connected tool in detail − our new combi
laser, available with red or green laser lines. They are the first combi lasers
worldwide which can be controlled via app and Bluetooth interface. Tradespeople can, for example, switch the vertical and horizontal laser lines and the
plumb points on and off individually and change the brightness. Operating via
the app ensures that settings are not accidentally altered when handling the
device. The motorized mini tripod also provides significant added value here.
It aligns the combi laser to the nearest millimeter. This is especially helpful if
users are working at a distance from the device or on a ladder, as it allows
them to control precision adjustments remotely.
The combi lasers differ in the color of the laser lines they project: The GCL
2-50 C Professional produces red laser lines, whereas the GCL 2-50 CG
Professional uses a true green laser diode to project lines. The green laser
lines are four times more visible, which is a real advantage when working in
bright environments. In addition, the green laser diode is more powerful in
comparison with devices that use color conversion from red diodes into green
light. It also has a longer lifetime thanks to its lower operating temperature
and is more compact. We are already using this technology, with more tools
set to follow. Watch this space!
Both combi lasers are powered by an interchangeable 12 volt rechargeable
battery which, thanks to the ‘Flexible Power System’, is compatible with all
existing 10.8 and 12 volt professional power tools and chargers.
18 volt rotary hammers: Power coupled with high user protection
We want to offer powerful tools with added value particularly to professionals
who work with our products every day. Another example of these is our new
GBH 18V-26 and GBH 18V-26 F Professional cordless rotary hammers. They
offer power coupled with high user protection, generating an impact force of
2.6 joules – 50 percent more than the current strongest 18 volt rotary hammer. This power is comparable to that of a corded tool.
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At the same time, we focus on a high level of occupational health and safety.
We have redesigned the shape of the tools and optimized them for ergonomic work – the handle is now in line with the drill axis, for example. This
L shape reduces the effort and fatigue involved in working with the tool. In
addition, both rotary hammers feature efficient vibration damping. A damping
element uncouples the main handle from the hammer drive, reducing vibrations actively. We also use Bosch sensors to reduce the risk of injury caused
by kickback. We call this ‘KickBack Control’.
And that's not all: These hammers are our first to feature an active integrated
dust extractor. It can easily be attached to the rotary hammer if required – the
extraction system has its own motor which is also supplied with power by the
rotary hammer battery and extracts dust precisely where it is generated. This
makes working healthier, less tiring and gives more precise results.
Efficient, dust-free working on the move: Powerful 18 volt extractors
From our analyses, we know that tradespeople today only spend 30 percent
of their working hours performing actual construction activities. The rest of
the time is dedicated to preliminary or follow-up tasks such as preparing the
vehicle or cleaning the area of application. One solution that we therefore
offer professionals is our powerful 18 volt extractors: The GAS 18V-10 L
Professional wet/dry extractor for dust class L and the GAS 18V-1 Professional dry extractor. Both provide effective dust extraction with an unusual
air flow: A whirl is generated inside the extractor, so that the dust is deposited
on the filter more slowly. This preserves the filter and maintains maximum
suction power for longer. This saves time. Furthermore, both tools are distinguished by a long runtime. Tradespeople can use, for example, the wet/dry
extractor and a fully charged 6.0 Ah battery to extract dust for up to 24 minutes – that would usually serve a kitchen fitter for up to three installations.
That is what we call productivity in day-to-day work.
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FlexiClick now as a 12 volt version: 5-in-1 cordless drill/driver system
We are also creating added value for the user with the next innovation:
The tried-and-tested FlexiClick system is now also available as a 12 volt
version. With its bit holder with bit locking, drill chuck, off-set angle and angle
adapters, it is the most versatile system on the market – and the shortest
cordless drill/driver in its class. We are also offering the only system whose
angle adapter can be combined and used with any of the three other adapters. This means that tradespeople such as carpenters, kitchen installers, furniture makers and exhibition stand builders, who often have to work in very
tight spaces, can be more flexible. Furthermore, it is even easier to complete
typical tasks using the compact 12 volt system than it is with the more powerful tools in the 14.4 or 18 volt classes. This includes, for example, to loosen
or drive screws in areas close to edges on cabinets or drill holes in tight gaps.
Even with the 12 volt system, the off-set angle and the angle adapter can be
adjusted directly on the tool.
Carbide technology creates new application possibilities
For rapid work progress and high productivity, efficient accessories combined
with high-performance power tools are indispensable. We provide both from a
single source. Take our accessories with carbide technology: They can be
used in circumstances where conventional accessories reach their limits.
Our ‘Endurance for VehicleRescue’ saber saw blades are a good example
of this. Available in two different lengths, these were specially developed in
order to meet the requirements of life-saving services by the fire department,
rescue workers and the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (Technisches
Hilfswerk). For example, the saber saw blades cut quickly and safely through
A, B and C pillars made from high-alloy steel, car roofs made from metal
sheeting, door hinges, as well as windshields made from coated glass.
Their special blade geometry has several additional benefits: Thanks to the
V-shaped tip, the saber saw blade is easier to guide and does not get stuck
in the material. The first tooth on the blade is also designed so that the saw
blade can plunge directly into the material to be cut without the need for any
time-consuming pre-drilling. The saw blade also has a conical shape. As it is
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narrower at the front than at the rear, it enables access to tight spaces that
can often not be reached using hydraulic rescue equipment.
The professional selects the saw blade and the most suitable saber saw
depending on their individual requirements: For overhead work, for example,
the 225 millimeter long ‘Endurance for VehicleRescue’ combined with the
powerful GSA 18V-32 Professional, and for extremely tight spots or cuts in
glass, the more compact GSA 18V-LI C Professional with 150 millimeter
blade. That’s what we call systematic problem solving – made by Bosch.
New range of applications – including for jigsaws
Our jigsaw blades with carbide technology also provide solutions for specific
application areas. They saw the hardest materials – such as high-strength
and high-alloy steels – as well as abrasive materials reliably and with low
wear, covering applications which common bi-metal blades cannot deal with.
Every blade has a special geometry and a carbide tip which is optimized for
the relevant application. The ‘Progressor for Wood+Metal’ blade, for example,
has individually welded carbide teeth and a progressively increasing tooth
pitch. As a result, it saws particularly quickly through wood/metal composite
materials – typically are metal cladded and metal reinforced wooden boards
that have screws or hardened nails embedded in them. Using the ‘Clean for
HPL’ jigsaw blade, professionals can make particularly clean cuts in materials
such as high-pressure laminates, façade panels or laminate, whereas the
‘Clean for PlasticComposites’ blade is designed for adjusting cuts in abrasive
materials. This includes wood/plastic composite materials, such as terrace
panels or fence systems, as well as mineral-organic composites. Our carbide
technology therefore makes it possible to handle certain applications with
jigsaws for the first time − and these jigsaw blades have a lifetime up to 20
times longer than common bi-metal saw blades. In brief: Faster work results,
longer lifetimes, fewer accessory changes – that is how we are increasing
productivity in day-to-day work.
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Carbide circular saw blades: New sizes for each machine type
Our circular saw blades from the ‘Expert for’ range also provide a high cutting
performance thanks to carbide technology. In the future, we will be able to
offer tradespeople an even wider range of applications in this area: We will
introduce dimensions for additional machine applications in five series –
‘Expert for Wood’, ‘Expert for ConstructWood’, ‘Expert for HighPressureLaminate’, ‘Expert for FiberCement’ and ‘Expert for SandwichPanel’. The new
range will then cover all common models for hand-held or table saws, miter
saws, plunge saws or metal dry cutters. This means even more flexibility for
numerous trades – for joiners, metalworkers, installers of electrical, sanitary
and heating systems, as well as for carpenters, roofers, and formwork, concrete and façade builders.
For every work step: The new diamond range for tilers
Our focus is always on the user and their needs. This, of course, also applies
to tilers. Preparing the substrate, cutting-to-size and laying tiles, routing or
cutting recesses – for precise results in every work step, we provide tilers
with a broad range of tools and accessories from a single source. With the
‘Best for Ceramic’ diamond milling cutter, the ‘Best for Ceramic Dry Speed
Set’ core drill bit set and the ‘Best for Hard Ceramic’ diamond cutting disk,
we are now expanding our range of products for adapting and cutting tiles to
size.
Our diamond milling cutter stands out from comparable competing products
thanks to its concave shape. This allows tilers to guide the diamond milling
cutter precisely and stably along the workpiece − preventing any slipping.
Pre-drilled holes can conveniently be expanded to any shape. A finely tuned
diamond grit size ensures rapid work progress and very clean milling at the
same time. A further advantage of the Bosch diamond milling cutter is its flat
head, as this allows you to work on tiles which have already been laid on the
wall.
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With the ‘Best for Ceramic Dry Speed Set’, tradespeople always have the
right core drill bit to hand for drilling recesses for water pipes, heating pipes,
sockets or water drains. The practical set contains a total of four core drill bits
and the diamond milling cutter.
And for precise, tear-free cutting of fine stoneware, we have introduced the
new ‘Best for Hard Ceramic’ diamond cutting disk. Thanks to its consistent
segment design and the special diamond structure, it minimizes chipping
and scorch marks. The diamond cutting disk is available in four different
diameters and fits all common angle grinders. For example, with the 85-millimeter diameter version, tilers can execute square cut-outs measuring 60 by
60 millimeters for sockets even faster.
Bosch innovations for greater productivity in your day-to-day work
To conclude my speech, let me summarize once again the points to take
away from this presentation:
 We create innovations for greater productivity in your day-to-day work.
 We focus on cordless tools which provide added value – such as
connectivity angle grinders with a user interface and the power of a
mains-powered tool.
 We provide power tools and accessories from a single source. We
always have the users and their needs in mind.
Thank you for your attention!
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Press photos: #959051, #959052
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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March 28, 2017
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Focusing on the user:
Bosch Power Tools achieves record sales in 2016
Speech by Henning von Boxberg,
President of the Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH
on the occasion of the press conference
in Leinfelden on March 28, 2017
Check against delivery.
Robert Bosch GmbH
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart, Germany
Corporate Communications,
Brand Management,
and Sustainability
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
Fax:
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph
Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
Ladies and gentlemen,
Today, we have offered you a peek behind the scenes. You have seen for
yourself how Bosch Power Tools focuses on “User Experience”. We design
our products to meet the needs of the user: For the DIY enthusiast, we make
things ingeniously simple, for the tradesperson, we offer better productivity.
Our focus is on what the user needs and wants − what will make their work
as easy as possible. This strategy has proved successful for us and lays the
foundation for further growth.
Strategic growth segments: Innovation, online, emerging markets
In the future too, we will capitalize on innovation as a strategic growth segment for Bosch Power Tools. In the areas of batteries, sensors and connectivity of power tools in particular, we are using technical developments for
new products and, thereby, creating added value for the user. For example,
our ”NanoBlade” saw blade technology allows the DIY enthusiast to experience for the first time virtually vibration-free and therefore effortless and
precise sawing. For tradespeople, we are offering systems such as ”Wireless
Charging” for contactless charging of batteries − for increased productivity.
Online has played a significant role for us for a number of years – and its importance continues to grow. Firstly, because we are increasingly connecting
our tools. Secondly, because more and more users are going online to find
information about the products and to purchase them. We are continuing to
invest in the digital area – and have even created a separate unit specifically
for this purpose. We are pooling the digital skills of our employees, in order to
best serve the needs of the user today, tomorrow and in the future.
We also continue to see great potential for the future in the emerging markets
such as Africa. They are home to many first-time users of power tools. These
tradespeople, first, need to be convinced that switching from a traditional
hand tool to a power tool brings benefits. We are convinced that a crucial
factor for success in the emerging markets is the availability of affordable
products and on-site service. We therefore plan to introduce 20 new products
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in Africa in 2017 alone − a whole range of professional products that are
affordable, durable and easy to maintain. We are also building our own sales
organizations in Africa and creating a tight network of service centers in order
to meet local needs.
The key to success: Innovative strength
One important key to our success is our innovative strength. In 2016, we
achieved around one-third of our turnover from products that are less than
two years old. It is innovations such as our “Wireless Charging” System for
inductive charging of batteries, our multifunction tools with accessories that
can be changed in just three seconds and our rotary hammers with sensors
that reduce kick-back and can therefore minimize the risk of injury that make
us stand out in the market.
Our consistent focus on the needs of the user is paying off: In 2016, we
sold more than 50 million power tools. Every second, somebody, somewhere
in the world, buys a Bosch power tool. Statistically, it even amounts to 1.5
power tools per second. One product guaranteeing our success now and in
the future is the Ixo. Since its market launch in 2003, we have sold more than
16 million of these little cordless screwdrivers. The tool, which has earned
itself a cult status, is now able to offer much more than simply driving screws:
Opening wine bottles, seasoning dishes, lighting barbecues, drilling, cutting
through various materials – the Ixo can do all this and more!
Another potential record holder is our Zamo range of measuring devices.
Since its market launch about three years ago, we have sold more than three
million of these easy-to-operate, affordable laser measures. What is the
secret to its success? The Zamo meets the DIY enthusiast's desire for convenience and simple operation: The user cannot go wrong − simply press
the button and the device delivers precise results. This eliminates the need
for folding rules or even a second person to help measure longer distances.
With the Zamo range, we have created a new market for easy-to-operate,
affordable laser measures.
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Connectivity with added value
Online is very important to us. We are focusing on connected products. In
2017 alone, we will introduce seven connectable professional tools to the
market – ranging from the cordless screwdriver, to a worklight, through to the
remote controlled combi laser. Our long-term goal is to connect all of Bosch’s
professional power tools and thus to offer users an even higher level of convenience − and to increase their productivity.
DIY enthusiasts can also rely on connected products from Bosch, such as the
new Indego 400 Connect robotic lawnmower, or various laser measures.
Growth with a focus on the user
Our products are so well received because they are based on ”User Experience“. Just like the team led by Marc Jost-Benz, whom you met today, we all
consistently focus on the user. Any knowledge gained – from product development through to the point of sale – we feed back in. We support the user
throughout: Our goal is to provide them with all the necessary information and
services and to make working with Bosch power tools as easy as possible for
them.
This strategy paid off again in 2016: We increased our sales to a record
4.5 billion euros. In local currency, this represents an increase of seven percent; nominally it equates to four percent. This growth is driven by all regions:
In Europe, sales increased by nine percent in local currency, driven primarily
by important western European markets, such as Germany, the Iberian Peninsula and the United Kingdom. North America saw a seven percent rise in
revenue. Despite lower growth in Brazil and China, Power Tools also recorded an increase in turnover in emerging markets: In Latin America, the company experienced a five percent increase, while the Asia-Pacific region saw a
growth of two percent. Our business performed well in India, generating a ten
percent increase. On the African continent, Bosch achieved a three percent
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growth in revenue. In total, around 85 percent of our turnover in 2016 was
generated outside Germany.
With a rise of seven percent in local currency, we have grown much faster
than the market – the comparable market growth is just four percent. A similar result is reflected in the German market: We have increased sales by 12
percent. The German market has also grown, with a rise of seven percent,
although this is significantly weaker than Bosch Power Tools. Evidently users
like to reach for innovative tools from the Bosch brand.
This is a result of our strategy of keeping our focus on the user – in the
development of our products and services as well as in sales. We are increasingly seeing a merger of the traditional sales channels. Tradespeople
no longer restrict themselves to specialist retail outlets and DIY enthusiasts
no longer buy exclusively from hardware stores. And besides, on the Internet,
our products for both target groups have been available, side by side, for a
long time. What does this mean for us? Since our users are no longer separated by individual channels, we too no longer strictly divide our product
range according to those channels. Our sales depend much more on making
the right offer to the customer, regardless of the sales channel.
Thus, for example, since the fall of 2016, we have been selling our professional power tools not only at specialist retail outlets, but also at hardware
stores. And with success: The demand is high and the users’ feedback has
been very positive. In the Germany, Austria, Switzerland sales region alone,
our professional power tools are now available in more than 1,000 hardware
stores. In doing this, we aim to appeal to the professional user who has purchased tools from the hardware store before. So you can see that even here,
the user was a crucial factor in our decision – we offer our products wherever
the user searches and buys them. Of course, this means that the specialist
retailer continues to be the most important sales channel for Bosch professional power tools.
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Focusing on the user – even in communication
In order to properly address the respective target group, our new brand
communication focuses even more strongly on the DIY enthusiast and the
tradesperson together with their needs.
In this globalized, over-stimulated world, the individual home is becoming
increasingly important. It is no longer about repairing things; it is about creating an individual home, idea by idea, project by project – based on your own
ideas, desires and imaginings. And above all, to do it with your own hands.
We put ourselves in the shoes of the DIY enthusiast, inspire and motivate
them – through construction manuals, for example, or tips and dialogue in
social media. We offer our help – and, of course, the right tool for the ”Home
made by you”.
The new communication for professionals is also focused on the user and
their needs. ”It’s in your hands“. What do we mean by this? The professional
has the expertise – we provide them with the right products and services to
optimally use this expertise and, thus, to perform their tasks as efficiently as
possible. We consider ourselves to be a partner to trade and industry. For us,
”User Experience” means that we combine our skills with those of the professionals, working together to achieve one goal: Optimum results and maximum productivity.
Forecast: Further growth by focusing on the user
In 2017, we want to grow further by having this close communication with the
users. In Germany, we will again launch more than 100 new products onto
the market – focused on the needs of the user.
To conclude this talk, I would like to briefly recap the most important points:
 Bosch Power Tools achieved record sales in 2016.
 We sold more than 50 million power tools.
 Our growth is driven by all of the regions.
 We are growing faster than our competitors.
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 We see this as a reinforcement of our strategic growth segments: Innova-
tion, online and emerging markets.
 The DNA of our success is our consistent focus on the user and their
needs.
Thank you for listening!
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Press photo: #959051
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Press release
Interchangeable adapters offer maximum flexibility:
Bosch AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap
New cordless combi drill system for DIY enthusiasts
 18 volt combi drill with three different adapters
 The QuickSnap interface makes changing adapters particularly easy
 Maximum flexibility and precision use in hard-to-reach areas
 Expansion of the “Power for All” battery system
A powerful 18 volt cordless combi drill which uses different adapters to master
virtually any task: With the AdvancedImpact 18 and three matching adapters
Bosch offers for the first time a cordless combi drill system for DIYers. Its field of
application ranges from conventional screwdriving to drilling into wood and metal
as well as impact drilling into masonry – and the QuickSnap adapters make the
tool even more versatile. If they wish, DIYers can combine the AdvancedImpact
18 QuickSnap with a drill chuck, an eccentric or an angle screw adapter, allowing
them to work precisely even in hard-to-reach areas. This includes, for example,
loosening screws and screwing close to edges of cabinets or drilling in tight
spaces.
QuickSnap: Simply click into place and you're good to go!
To fit an adapter using the AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap, DIYers only need to
push it into the QuickSnap interface on the combi drill. It then automatically clicks
into place and is ready to use right away. A ring, marked in red, helps to change
the adapter just as quick: It simply needs to be pulled forward to release the
adapter.
A cordless combi drill system for virtually any task
The AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap has a magnetic bit holder and can be used
for screwdriving, even without any adapters. Torques of up to 19 newton meters
for screwing in wood and 38 newton meters for screwing in metal ensure a fast
work progress. Anyone who wants to drill holes, can turn to the drill chuck adapter. It can be used for round-shank drill bits of up to 10 mm in diameter and enables DIYers to powerfully drill holes into masonry thanks to the AdvancedImpact
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
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18 QuickSnap’s impact function. For any application that does not require the
use of an impact drill, such as drilling into wood or metal, the drill chuck adapter
can also be combined with the angle screw adapter. This allows DIYers to screw
and drill holes around corners, and it can be locked in eight different positions.
When using the AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap with the eccentric adapter,
DIYers can screw precisely as close as 10 mm from the edge. Like the angle
screw adapter, the eccentric adapter can also be locked in eight different
positions and has a hex socket as well as a magnetic bit holder.
A smart combination: “Power for All” from Bosch
The AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap is part of the ”Power for All“ battery system,
which comprises DIY and garden tools. Twenty different power tools, from grass
trimmers to rotary hammers, can currently be operated using the same 18 volt
lithium-ion battery. This eliminates redundant batteries and chargers and saves
DIYers money, too. A ”Power for All“ logo on the packaging indicates which tools
belong to the system.
The AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap will be available from autumn 2017 onwards.
All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. Subject to change.
Specifications
Battery voltage/capacity
Combi drill dimensions
(length x height x width)
Max. torque (soft/hard)
No load speed
(1st gear/2nd gear)
AdvancedImpact 18 QuickSnap
18 V/1.5 Ah
 160 x 217 x 81 mm
(excluding adapter, including battery)
 160 x 190 x 57 mm
(excluding adapter, excluding battery)
19/38 Nm
400/1350 rpm
Torque settings
20 + 2
Max. impact rate
Bit holder
Max. drilling diameter
in wood/steel/masonry
Max. screw diameter
Weight including battery
QuickSnap adapters
21,700 rpm
Hex socket
Scope of delivery/
recommended retail price
including VAT
30/10/10 mm
8 mm
1.14 kg
 Drill chuck adapter
 Angle screw adapter
 Eccentric adapter
 Set 1: Three adapters, one 1.5-Ah battery
and a quick charger: €239.99
 Set 2: Three adapters, two 1.5-Ah
batteries and a quick charger: €259.99
Press photos: #959054, #959055, #959056, #959057
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Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and
development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Flexible all-rounders in the 18 and 12 volt classes:
Bosch cordless multifunction tools for DIYers
“Starlock” accessory interface for a range of applications
 Models in different volt classes: AdvancedMulti 18 and UniversalMulti 12
 Convenient, tool-free accessory change within seconds thanks to “AutoClic”
 Expansion of the “Power for All” battery system
Bosch is expanding its range of multifunction tools with the addition of two versatile cordless versions in the 18 volt and 12 volt classes: The AdvancedMulti 18
and UniversalMulti 12 are the first cordless DIY tools to feature both a “Starlock”
accessory interface and the Bosch “AutoClic” mounting system. They are also
part of Bosch’s “Power for All” battery system. This enables DIYers to use existing batteries and chargers from the same volt class for the new tools as well.
The “Starlock” interface jointly developed by Bosch and Fein, two leading suppliers of oscillating power tools, ensures optimal power transfer from the tool to the
accessory, resulting in higher performance, faster work progress and more precise results. The “AutoClic” mounting system enables accessories to be changed
in a matter of seconds, without the need for tools: Like a ski boot being inserted
into a binding, the accessory is fixed into the attachment with just one click. To
release the accessory, the user can simply turn the lever on the tool head.
All-rounders for a variety of projects
Whether sawing, cutting, scraping or sanding ‒ the new cordless multifunction
tools can complete all tasks quickly and conveniently. If projects such as laying
parquet are planned, DIYers can rely on the powerful AdvancedMulti 18. With its
additional anti-vibration handle, it can be guided extremely simply and precisely,
for example along walls. Thanks to a 180 degree LED light band, even dark working areas are well-illuminated at all times.
The UniversalMulti 12 is ideal for small, occasional repair or adjustment tasks
such as shortening a door frame or replacing a broken tile. It is more compact
than the 18-volt model and can be equipped with an anti-vibration handle as an
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart,
Germany
Phone
Fax
+49 711 758-3132
+49 711 811-5188012
Brand Management, and Sustainability
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
PI 9602 PT MS
option. An integrated LED light provides good visibility when working in dark
areas.
Both cordless multifunction tools feature Constant Electronic, keeping the power
at the same level, even under high load. Their depth stop attachment with four
settings enables precise cuts with a defined depth. The continuously adjustable
speed wheel makes it possible to adjust the oscillation to a wide variety of materials. A dust extraction system can be connected by means of an adapter.
Accessories for any application, one battery for multiple tools
When it comes to accessories, DIY enthusiasts can choose from the wide “Starlock” range, which includes unique components such as a sanding finger for
working in extremely confined spaces. A simple color guide system helps to
choose the appropriate “Starlock” accessory out of the 32 that are currently
available: A color marking on the accessory indicates the appropriate material,
for instance gray for wood and blue for metal.
The AdvancedMulti 18 and UniversalMulti 12 are part of Bosch’s “Power for All”
system, which includes DIY and garden tools. This means that the same 18 volt
lithium-ion battery can be used to operate a current total of 20 power tools in the
18-volt family while the 12-volt battery is compatible with all 14 tools from the 12volt range currently available. This eliminates redundant batteries and chargers
and saves DIYers money, too. The “12” in the UniversalMulti 12 indicates the
maximum battery voltage of 12 volts. It has replaced the previous nomenclature
of 10.8 volts, the average battery voltage specification. All 10.8 and 12-volt DIY
power tools and batteries from Bosch are intercompatible.
The AdvancedMulti 18 and UniversalMulti 12 cordless multifunction tools will be
available from July 2017. The prices are recommended retail prices including
VAT. Subject to change.
UniversalMulti 12
Specifications
AdvancedMulti 18
Max. battery voltage
18 V
12 V
Battery capacity
2.5 Ah
2.5 Ah
Oscillation
10,000 – 20,000 opm
10,000 – 20,000 opm
Oscillation angle
2.8°
2.8°
Weight
1.4 kg
1.1 kg


Scope of delivery and recommended retail price
(replaces PMF 10.8 LI)

As a set with a 2.5 Ah
battery and fast
charger: €199.99
Without battery and
charger: €129.99

As a set with a 2.5
Ah battery and fast
charger: €159.99
Without battery and
charger: €109.99
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Press photos: #959058, #959059, #959060
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Flexibility with maximum control and high user protection:
AdvancedGrind 18 from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers
18-volt angle grinder for versatile applications
 Restart protection, soft start and braking function for controlled working
 Speed pre-selection for various materials
 Optimum power and maximum runtime thanks to the “Syneon Chip”
 Expansion of the “Power for All” battery system
The AdvancedGrind 18 is the first cordless angle grinder from Bosch for do-ityourselfers. This powerful 18-volt tool offers flexibility combined with a high level
of user protection: An integrated restart protection ensures that the angle grinder
does not accidentally run on after a power failure. Additionally, it stands out
among comparable competitor models thanks to its speed pre-selection for material-specific working, its soft-start function for a smooth start, and an integrated
brake function which stops the disk within two seconds after the tool is switched
off. This gives do-it-yourselfers complete control of this all-round angle grinder for
every application.
One tool for many applications: Comfortable cutting, grinding and brushing
The variable speed pre-selection makes the AdvancedGrind 18 especially
versatile. It enables do-it-yourselfers to cut, grind and brush a variety of materials
from steel and aluminum to stainless steel. Users benefit from a range of further
features designed to make work easier, such as a switch lock, a protective guard
that can be adjusted without use of tools, and a spindle that can be fixed at the
touch of a button, allowing the accessories to be removed and reattached quickly
and easily. In addition, the angle grinder’s ergonomic shape with a slim handle
and softgrip coating, as well as its low weight of just two kilograms – including the
2.5 Ah battery – guarantee comfortable handling.
Optimum power and maximum runtime thanks to the “Syneon Chip”
The AdvancedGrind 18 is faster and more powerful than comparable competitor
tools. For example, it can cut through a twelve millimeter rebar in just five
seconds – up to 50 percent faster than equivalent competitor tools. The basis for
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
PI 9603 PT MS
this superior performance is the optimum coordination of key components such
as the motor and the gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic system
called the “Syneon Chip”. This gives do-it-yourselfers optimum power and maximum runtime at all times for every project. What's more, the AdvancedGrind 18
runs on full power until the battery is empty – right up to the last second of cutting
or grinding.
A smart combination: “Power for All” from Bosch
The AdvancedGrind 18 is part of the “Power for All” battery system which comprises DIY and garden tools. Twenty different power tools, from grass trimmers
to rotary hammers, can currently be operated using the same 18-volt lithium-ion
battery. This eliminates redundant batteries and chargers and saves DIYers
money, too. A “Power for All” logo on the packaging indicates which tools belong
to the system.
The AdvancedGrind 18 cordless angle grinder will be available from autumn
2017 onwards. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. Subject
to change.
Specifications
Battery voltage
No-load speed
Disc diameter
Spindle
Dimensions without battery
(length x width x height)
Weight without battery
Scope of delivery/recommended retail
price including VAT
AdvancedGrind 18
18 V
2800 − 10,000 rpm
125 mm
M14
345 x 136 x 120 mm
1.7 kg
Tool without battery and charger:
€139.99
Press photos: #959061, #959062, #959063
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
Page 2 of 3
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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18 volt random orbit sander with ergonomic design:
AdvancedOrbit 18 from Bosch for do-it-yourselfers
Convenient sanding and polishing
 Comfortable working thanks to ergonomic design with additional front handle
 Speed pre-selection for various materials and delicate surfaces
 Optimum power and maximum runtime thanks to the “Syneon Chip”
 Expansion of the “Power for All” battery system
Sand and polish effortlessly in any position, even for large projects: With the
AdvancedOrbit 18, Bosch is expanding its 18 volt system for do-it-yourselfers
with the addition of an especially handy cordless random orbit sander. Thanks
to its design, which features a well balanced elongated handle and is similar to
that of current corded tools, it stands apart from comparable battery-powered
competitor models, which have the common tower-shaped design. The AdvancedOrbit 18 is additionally equipped with a softgrip covering, as well as an
adjustable and removable front handle. This enables the do-it-yourselfer to comfortably hold and maneuver it from any direction with both hands – both overhead
and close to the ground – for example, when sanding doors. With its variable
speed setting, the AdvancedOrbit 18 is well suited to a variety of applications:
from sanding wood and chipboard to polishing plastic and varnished surfaces.
Optimum power and maximum runtime for large projects
The new cordless random orbit sander enables even large surfaces to be sanded
and polished, achieving rapid work progress. Compared to similar competitor
models with an equivalent battery and the same ampere hours, the AdvancedOrbit 18 allows users to sand an area up to one and a half times larger in size. The
basis for this superior performance is the optimum coordination of key components such as the motor and the gearbox, combined with an intelligent electronic
system called the “Syneon Chip”. This gives do-it-yourselfers optimum power and
maximum endurance at all times for every project. It provides nearly comparable
working progress as the corded PEX 300 AE tool. What’s more, the Advanced
Orbit 18 runs on full power until the battery is empty – right up to the last second
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
PI 9604 PT MS
of sanding. Three integrated LEDs keep the user informed of the battery charge
status at all times.
A smart combination: “Power for All” from Bosch
The AdvancedOrbit 18 is part of the “Power for All” battery system which comprises DIY and garden tools. Twenty different power tools, from grass trimmers
to rotary hammers, can currently be operated using the same 18 volt lithium-ion
battery. This eliminates redundant batteries and chargers and saves DIYers
money, too. A “Power for All” logo on the packaging indicates which tools belong
to the system.
The AdvancedOrbit 18 cordless random orbit sander is available now. It comes
with an integrated dust extraction system with a micro-filter and a transparent
dust box which allows the user to see how full it is at any time. Do-it-yourselfers
can choose from a wide range of accessories for a variety of projects. Subject to
change.
Specifications
Battery voltage
No-load speed
Sanding pad diameter
Dimensions (length x height x width)
Weight without battery
Scope of delivery/recommended retail
price including VAT
AdvancedOrbit 18
18 V
3,000 - 12,000 rpm
125 mm
285 x 150 x 125 mm
1.4 kg
Tool without battery and charger:
€89.99
Press photos: #959064, #959065
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
Page 2 of 3
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
Page 3 of 3
Press release
Small, compact and handy:
New generation of Bosch vacuum cleaners for DIYers
The right tool for every application
 Expanded product range: Three corded tools and one 12 volt vacuum cleaner
 Convenience: Easy to transport, space-saving storage of accessories
 Health protection: Universal adapter for dust-free work with power tools
Four for all use cases: By expanding its current range of vacuum cleaners,
Bosch is offering DIYers the perfect tool for every application – from the highperformance wet/dry vacuum cleaner with 1200 watts through to the versatile
12 volt tool. What the corded AdvancedVac 20, UniversalVac 15, EasyVac 3
and the cordless EasyVac 12 have in common: They are small and compact and
therefore very handy. All four models can be used without a dust bag. Moreover,
the corded tools are provided with elastic bands, which can be used to secure
the hose easily and conveniently, and an integrated accessory holder. They
can be transported particularly easily and stored away without taking up much
space − the required accessories are always to hand. In addition, their scope of
delivery includes a universal adapter, which enables connection to every Bosch
power tool in the current DIY range. This allows DIYers to extract dust as it is
produced during sanding, sawing and routing.
AdvancedVac 20: Powerful wet/dry vacuum cleaner with large container
With 1200 watts, the AdvancedVac 20 is the most powerful of the four new vacuum cleaners. As a wet/dry vacuum cleaner, it is extremely versatile and can also
take up large volumes of water – if the washing machine has leaked, for example. Its shock-resistant and non-corrosive container holds up to 13.5 liters of
liquid and has a volume of 20 liters. It also has a valve for easily draining off
liquid that has been taken up, rollers for convenient transport and stands out from
the competition with an anti-static hose. The air flow can be switched from vacuuming to blowing in order to clean hard-to-reach areas. The AdvancedVac 20
also has an automated start/stop mechanism for use in combination with a power
tool: The vacuum cleaner starts and stops automatically as soon as the power
tool is switched on or off.
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
PI 9605 PT MS
UniversalVac 15: Compact and versatile wet/dry vacuum cleaner
The UniversalVac 15 is designed for taking up 8.5 liters of liquid – and with a
volume of 15 liters, it is more compact than the AdvancedVac 20. Thanks to
rollers and its smaller dimensions, it is particularly easy to transport for use in
the garage or on the patio, for example. The wet/dry vacuum cleaner also extracts coarse dirt, while having a shock-resistant and non-corrosive container,
as well as a blowing function for cleaning hard-to-reach areas.
EasyVac 3: Dry vacuum cleaner for the workshop
As a dry vacuum cleaner with 700 watts, a container volume of 2.1 liters and an
automated start/stop mechanism, the EasyVac 3 is particularly suitable for use
in the workshop. It sits conveniently on your workbench. To make it especially
handy when combined with a power tool, its dust box is as large as necessary
and as compact as possible. DIYers can saw more than 13 meters with a handheld circular saw or depending on the type of sanding paper, they can work with
a random orbit sander for up to 180 minutes before having to empty the dust box
in a few easy movements. The dust box itself is transparent so that DIYers can
always see how full it is.
EasyVac 12: The 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner that gets everywhere
The EasyVac 12 cordless hand-held vacuum cleaner is recommended for quick
in-between cleaning and can also be used as a floor vacuum cleaner thanks
to an extension tube. It is bagless, extremely compact and, weighing just one
kilogram including the 12 volt battery, it is also very light. The EasyVac 12 is
quiet and versatile: Its crevice nozzle enables users to clean the gaps between
car seats or the keyboard of your PC. Together with the brush nozzle, it can
be used to clean furniture carefully. It also has a floor nozzle for use on floors.
The EasyVac 12 stands out with a long runtime of 22 minutes per battery charge.
The basis for this superior performance is the optimum coordination of key
components such as the motor and the gearbox, combined with an intelligent
electronic system called the ”Syneon Chip“. This gives DIYers optimum power
and maximum runtime for every project and full power until the battery is empty.
Other benefits of the EasyVac 12 include a transparent dust box, which can be
emptied and replaced in just a few movements, as well as three integrated LEDs,
which indicate the battery charge at all times.
The EasyVac 12 is part of the “Power for All“ battery system for DIY and garden
tools. Fourteen power tools can currently be operated using the same 12 volt lithium-ion battery. This eliminates redundant batteries and chargers and saves
DIYers money, too. A “Power for All” logo on the packaging indicates which tools
belong to the system. All 10.8 and 12 volt tools and batteries are compatible.
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The cordless EasyVac 12 vacuum cleaner is available from now onwards, the
corded AdvancedVac 20, UniversalVac 15 and EasyVac 3 vacuum cleaners are
available from April 2017 onwards. All prices are recommended retail prices including VAT. Subject to change.
Specifications
Rated power input
Tool type
Container volume/
liquid capacity
Max. vacuum pressure
Max. air flow
Filter
Hose length
Dimensions
(length x height x width)
Weight
Scope of delivery/
recommended retail
price including VAT
AdvancedVac 20
1200 W
Wet/dry
vacuum cleaner
UniversalVac 15
1000 W
Wet/dry
vacuum cleaner
EasyVac 3
700 W
20/13,5 l
15/8,5 l
2.1/ − l
260 mbar
70 l/s
Cartridge filter
2,2 m
240 mbar
65 l/s
Cartridge filter
2,2 m
240 mbar
35 l/s
Flat-fold filter
2,2 m
360 x 499 x 365 mm
360 x 431 x 365 mm
432 x 254 x 229 mm
7.6 kg
Suction tubes, floor
nozzle with two interchangeable inserts (wet
with two rubber lips, dry
with two brush strips),
crevice nozzle, universal adapter, anti-static
hose, handle, dust bag,
pre-filter and filter:
€149.99
6.9 kg
Suction tubes, floor
nozzle with wet/dry inserts(one rubber lip,
one brush strip), crevice
nozzle, universal
adapter, hose, handle,
dust bag, pre-filter and
filter: €109.99
4.3 kg
Floor nozzle, crevice
nozzle, universal
adapter, hose, dust
bag, flat-fold filter and
pre-filter: €99.99
Specifications
Battery voltage/capacity
Runtime with 2.5 Ah battery pack
Container volume
Max. vacuum pressure
Max. air flow
Filter
Dimensions (length x height x width)
Weight including battery
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price
including VAT
Dry vacuum cleaner
EasyVac 12
12 V/2.5 Ah
22 mins
380 ml
53 mbar
20 l/s
Flat-fold filter
419 x 125 x 80 mm
1.0 kg

A set with a 2.5 Ah battery and quick charger,
two suction tubes, crevice nozzle, floor nozzle, brush nozzle and nozzle holder: €109.99

Tool with two suction tubes, crevice nozzle,
floor nozzle, brush nozzle and nozzle holder,
without battery and quick charger: €59.99
Press photos: #959066, #959067, #959068, #959069, #959070
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Page 3 of 4
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Press release
Easy check and documentation:
UniversalInspect inspection camera from Bosch
New product in the detection range for DIY enthusiasts
 Quick check of dark, hard-to-reach areas all around the home
 Many possible applications, simple documentation
 Self-explanatory operation for everyone
For the first time, Bosch is launching an inspection camera for DIY enthusiasts:
With the UniversalInspect, you can easily inspect dark and hard-to-reach areas all
around your home or car yourself, and then document the results as an image.
The camera is equipped with a camera head that is just eight millimeters in size,
meaning that it can access even very small openings. The possible applications
are almost unlimited: Using the UniversalInspect, DIY enthusiasts can, for example, detect blockages in drains, pipes, gutters and downpipes or inspect the inside
of household appliances, such as washing machines or dryers, for defects. Above
all, the UniversalInspect offers valuable assistance when renovating old building
stock. It enables you to look into cavities, such as raised or intermediate floors,
drywalls or suspended ceilings – for example, in order to locate cable and pipe
routes before carrying out renovation work. The inspection camera is also a useful
aid in everyday life: A look behind the cupboard or under the sofa will show you
whether the item you have lost is hiding there. Even when inspecting a car, the
UniversalInspect takes a good picture: Rust spots or faulty hoses are easy to find.
Self-explanatory operation for everyone − simple documentation
Handling the UniversalInspect is self-explanatory. All of the functions can be
easily selected using just six buttons. In addition to the on/off switch, the device
has a button to set the brightness or select the black-and-white mode, which
offers optimum contrast for highly reflective surfaces. The inspection camera
has an up to 2x digital zoom, two luminous intensities and the option to rotate the
image by 180 degrees so that you have a better view of the object that you are
inspecting. Another button allows the user to trigger the image capture and view
the photos in gallery mode again. The internal memory offers space for up to
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
PI 9606 PT MS
eight images. All results can be clearly viewed on the 2.31 inch color display with
a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. If you want to save more images and further edit
the results on a PC – for example, to forward them to a tradesman − you can use
a MicroSD card as an option.
Thanks to its ergonomic shape and its light weight of just 390 grams, the device
sits nicely in your hand. You can operate it with one-hand without any problems,
while using your second hand to guide the camera cable. After use, you can wind
this cable around the device and store it in the supplied carry bag along with the
inspection camera.
The UniversalInspect is available from August 2017 onwards. The scope of
delivery includes a wide range of accessories, which further expand the possible
applications of the UniversalInspect: DIY enthusiasts can use a mirror to look
around corners and explore difficult-to-see bends. You can use a hook to loosen
small, lightweight and loose objects or remove them with a mini-magnet. Subject
to change.
Specifications
Display size
Display resolution
Camera head diameter
Length of the camera cable
Protection class against water and
dust for the camera head and cable
(without housing)
Magnification
LED lighting
Power supply
Running time with full batteries
Weight including batteries
MicroSD card that can be inserted
Scope of delivery/recommended
retail price including VAT
UniversalInspect
2,31“
320 x 240 px
8 mm
95 cm
IP 67
Two-stage: 1.5 and 2-times zoom
Three-stage: 0/50/100%
4 x 1.5 V LR6 (AA) batteries
Approx. 4 hours
390 g
Device supports cards from
4 to 32 GB in the Fat32 format
4 x 1.5 V LR6 (AA) batteries, protective carry case, hook, mirror,
magnet, two brackets: €99.99
Press photos: #959071, #959072, #959073
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Page 2 of 3
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Press release
Particularly versatile and precise:
Dremel 4300 multitool
Multi chuck attachment to change accessories easily
March 28, 2017
PI 9607 PT MS
 Work with precision: Continuously adjustable rotating LED light in the tool head
 Exceptionally comfortable: Softgrip and redesigned airflow system
 For any job: High-performance motor, constant electronics and speed pre-selection
One tool for diverse projects with a high level of precision: Dremel is extending
its existing range of multitools with a tool that is extremely versatile – the Dremel
4300. For the first time, the new multitool features a multi chuck, which enables
the accessories – regardless of their size and shaft – to be changed in a matter
of seconds without the need for any tools. The drill chuck accepts accessories
with a diameter of 0.4 to 3.4 mm and is therefore suitable for the entire range of
Dremel accessories. It can also be used on all other Dremel multitools. In addition, the Dremel 4300 comes with an LED light which can be continuously adjusted to rotate around the tool head. This means that demanding DIY enthusiasts
and hobbyists always have an optimum line of sight for their project – whether
this involves grinding, cutting, polishing or engraving – and can therefore work in
a particularly controlled manner with a high level of precision.
Easy to handle and comfortable
Compared to its predecessor model, the Dremel 4300 has been redesigned
to make the tool easy to control and particularly comfortable to use. The softgrip
features and airflow system have been optimized. The multifunction tool is
particularly easy to handle and quiet when in use. The tool therefore offers a
high level of comfort even when used for demanding jobs.
Always the right output for demanding jobs
Carving, engraving, cutting, grinding, sharpening, polishing or cleaning – the
Dremel 4300 always provides the right output for every job and every material.
With a powerful high-performance motor of 175 watts, it can master even the
most demanding tasks such as cutting and separating work in hardwood, metal
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
D-70049 Stuttgart
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
and aluminum. Under load, its constant electronics automatically supply additional
power and the tool provides the desired power for working with both soft and
hard materials. The speed can be continuously adjusted from 5000 to 35,000
revolutions per minute using a precision control to adapt it to the material you are
working on.
The Dremel 4300 will be available at retail outlets from September 2017 onwards.
Dremel offers a comprehensive range of accessories for its multi-tools. Subject to
change.
Dremel 4300
Specifications
(replaces Dremel 4200)
Rated power input
175 W
Speed range
5000 – 35,000 rpm
Weight
Scope of delivery/recommended retail
price including VAT
0.66 kg
Carry case including tool holder, line
and circle cutter, multi-purpose cutting
and protective guard attachment and
45 accessory parts for €159
Press photos: #959074, #959075, #959076
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Dremel is one of the leading providers of precision power tools for do-it-yourself experts and
hobbyists. The brand aims to combine innovative tool solutions, functionality and sophisticated
design. Dremel was founded by Albert J. Dremel in Wisconsin, USA, in 1932. Today, the
company is part of the global Bosch Group. The company’s products are available in more
than 90 countries. Dremel's European head office is located in Breda, in the Netherlands.
Their product range includes compact tool systems (e.g. compact saws and glue guns),
benchtop tool systems (e.g. scroll saws) and rotary tool systems (multitools). A wide range
of accessories and attachments can be ordered to further enhance the versatility of the tools.
The innovative 3D technology used in the Dremel 3D Idea Builders is another valuable addition
to the product range.
For more information, please visit www.dremel.com or www.dremel3D.com.
Page 2 of 2
Press release
Increased efficiency and ease of use for professionals:
World’s first connectivity angle grinders from Bosch
Cordless tools as powerful as mains-powered tools
March 28, 2017
PI 9608 PT MS
 User interface and integrable Bluetooth module for even greater ease of use
 35 percent more power and double runtime thanks to EC motor and high-performance battery
 Efficient cutting and grinding with increased occupational health and safety
Tradespeople who rely on efficiency and ease of use can, in future, turn to
the new generation of professional cordless angle grinders from Bosch: The
GWS 18V-115 and -125 C Professional, as well as the GWS 18V-115, -125 and
-150 SC Professional. These are the world’s first angle grinders to have a connectivity function: Thanks to an integrable Bluetooth module and the ”MyTools”
function in the Bosch Toolbox app, users can connect the new cordless angle
grinders to their smartphone. This enables professionals to personalize their tool,
configure it individually, and to call up all of the available tool information, such
as the serial number and production date. Users also receive information regarding the status of their tools as well as tips for troubleshooting, for instance if one
of their tools shuts down due to overheating, directly on their smartphone. Furthermore, the GWS 18V-115, -125 and -150 SC Professional angle grinders
come with a multi-functional user interface for the first time, which means that
professionals always have an overview of their tool’s status.
Everything under control thanks to the user interface
On the tool, the user interface informs users about the tool status, the charging
status and if the tool is overheating. Furthermore, it offers an easily adjustable
three-stage speed preselection. The speed is easily adjusted at the touch of a
button to suit the material and accessories in order to achieve optimum work
results. The LED light is also helpful as it makes it easier to work in dark areas.
EC motor and high-performance battery for increased power and runtime
The new generation of cordless angle grinders offers up to 35 percent more
power and a battery runtime that is up to 100 percent longer than previous
18 volt models, which had a 5.0 Ah battery. The basis for this is its brushless EC
motor and the new high-performance GBA 18 V 6.3 Ah EneRacer Professional
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
battery. When combined, they give the tools power that is similar to that of a
1 000 W mains-powered tool. This means that the cordless angle grinders can
now also be used for extremely power-intensive applications, such as longer cutting or grinding applications – and, for the first time, the range includes a cordless
angle grinder with a 150 millimeter disk for a greater cutting depth.
In the EneRacer battery, improved power connectors and a new manufacturing
procedure – laser welding – ensure lower resistance, which means that higher
currents can be drawn from the battery pack over a longer time. This results in
increased power that can be used while also having the most compact battery
size and the lowest weight compared to other high-performance batteries in
the 18 volt class. Thanks to the improved CoolPack technology, the GBA 18 V
6.3 Ah EneRacer Professional also offers a 135 percent longer lifetime when
compared to a conventional battery pack. Furthermore, if you buy a battery from
Bosch, you can use it immediately without having to worry about whether it is
compatible: the Flexible Power System from Bosch guarantees compatibility with
all existing professional power tools and chargers within a volt class.
Improved ergonomics with increased occupational health and safety
The connectivity angle grinders sit comfortably in the hand thanks to a grip
circumference of just 156 millimeters and a weight of 2.8 kilograms, including
6.3 Ah battery, and guarantee low-fatigue work. They also stand out thanks to
increased user protection: They are the first angle grinders in the world to have
“Drop Control”. If the tool falls, this function immediately switches it off as soon
as it hits the floor. The new cordless angle grinders also have “KickBack Control”:
If the integrated sensor detects a sudden blockage of the angle grinder – for
example, if the disk jams – the integrated sensor immediately switches off the
motor. The “Intelligent Brake System” ensures that the disk comes to a complete
stop within just two seconds. This equipment is rounded off by soft start, start-up
protection and an additional handle with vibration damping.
The angle grinders with connectivity and the high-performance GBA 18 V 6.3
Ah EneRacer Professional battery are available now from specialist retail outlets.
They are complemented by the comprehensive range of Bosch accessories
with cutting, flap, diamond and grinding disks, brushes and dust guards.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.
Page 2 of 4
Specifications
GWS 18 V-115
and -125 C
Professional
18 V/5.0 Ah
Yes
No
115/125 mm
9,000 rpm
GWS 18 V-115
and -125 SC
Professional
18 V/6.3 Ah
Yes
Yes
115/125 mm
4,500-9,000 rpm
GWS 18 V-150
SC Professional
18 V
Yes
Yes
150 mm
4,000-7,500 rpm
Battery voltage/capacity
Connectivity functions
HMI display
Disc diameter
No-load speed
Cutting depth
115 series/125 series disk
Spindle
Dimensions (length x height)
28/34 mm
28/34 mm
46 mm
M14
368 x 260 mm
M14
368 x 260 mm
Weight
2.6 kg incl. battery
2.8 kg incl. battery
Scope of delivery/Recommended retail price
excluding VAT
 In the L-Boxx with
5.0 Ah battery
and GAL 1880
CV Professional
quick charger:
€529
 In the L-Boxx with
the highperformance
GBA 18 V 6.3 Ah
EneRacer Professional battery
and GAL 1880
CV Professional
quick charger:
EUR 599
 Solo tool
"Clic & Go":
€259.99
M14
368 x 260 mm
2.0 kg (without battery)
Solo tool
"Clic & Go":
€259.99
Specifications
Battery voltage/capacity
Charging time with the GAL 1880 CV Professional
80%/100%
Dimensions (length x height x width)
Weight
Scope of delivery/Recommended retail price
excluding VAT
GBA 18 V 6.3 Ah
EneRacer Professional
18 V/6.3 Ah
41/55 minutes
114 x 76 x 64 mm
0.8 kg
 Starter set: Two batteries with GAL
1880 CV Professional quick charger:
€299
 Solo: €189
Press photos: #959077, #959078, #959079, #959080
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Page 3 of 4
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
Page 4 of 4
Press release
High precision and easy alignment:
First Bosch combi laser that can be operated via app
Connectivity provides better results
March 28, 2017
PI 9609 PT MS
 Compact and versatile for all long-distance leveling applications
 Contact-free control of the device and multifunctional mount
 Dual power supply using lithium-ion rechargeable battery or standard alkaline-battery
 GCL 2-50 CG Professional: Four times more visible thanks to green laser lines
The GCL 2-50 C Professional and GCL 2-50 CG Professional combi lasers are
now available for simple leveling applications at distances of up to 50 m. They
are the first combi lasers worldwide which can be controlled via app and Bluetooth interface. With this innovation, Bosch is continuing to expand the possibilities of connected measuring tools and offering tradespeople two new devices
which optimize working procedures and increase productivity.
Bluetooth interface for increased precision
For example, the laser lines and plumb points can be switched on and off individually using the new Bosch Leveling Remote App. Each combi laser projects
both a vertical and a horizontal laser line onto the wall as well as a centered
plumb point on the floor and ceiling. Operating via the app ensures that settings
are not accidentally altered when handling the device. Additionally, the combi
laser can now also be set up in places which are hard to reach, or where it would
be difficult to make precise adjustments to the position of the device. Thereby,
work on construction sites is made faster and results are more precise. Moreover, users can adjust the brightness of the lines with the app, for example in
order to make them more visible or to preserve battery life. The charge status of
the battery and selected mode can also be seen directly in the app. The Bosch
Leveling Remote App is available for free in the Google Play Store and in the
Apple App Store, and is also part of the Bosch Toolbox App.
Remote-controlled motorized multifunctional mount
Users can work even more flexibly thanks to the RM 3 Professional multifunctional mount, which is motorized and can be controlled via app. Alternatively,
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
Phone
+49 711 758-3132
Brand Management, and Sustainability
70049 Stuttgart,
Fax
+49 711 811-5188012
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
Germany
www.bosch-press.com
the RC 2 Professional infrared remote control is also available. Both help tradespeople to align the combi laser with millimeter accuracy at three different speeds
clockwise or counterclockwise. This is especially helpful if users are working at
a distance from the device or on a ladder, as it allows them to control precision
adjustments remotely. The power supply is provided automatically by the combi
laser energy source as soon as the laser is inserted into the mount. Both devices
are also available with the non-motorized RM 2 Professional mount, which is
aligned manually. A variety of attachment options are available for the multifunctional mounts: They can easily be screwed onto drywall or wooden beams, their
integrated magnets allow them to be attached to iron girders and other magnetic
structural elements, or they can be secured to existing profiles in no time using a
clamp.
GCL 2-50 CG Professional with green laser lines
The combi lasers differ in the color of the laser lines they project: The GCL 2-50
C Professional produces red laser lines, whereas the GCL 2-50 CG Professional
uses a true green laser diode to project lines. The green laser lines are four times
more visible, which is a real advantage when working in bright environments. In
addition, the green laser diode is more powerful in comparison with devices that
use color conversion from red diodes into green light. It also has a longer lifetime
thanks to its lower operating temperature and is more compact.
Tried-and-tested functions such as the dual power supply
Both combi lasers are suitable for a variety of interior work tasks. This includes
transferring plumb points for electrical installations or marking reference points,
for example in order to place drywalls or for electrical sockets. Proven functions
such as the tilt function for diagonal alignment – for installing handrails on staircases, for example – have been retained. The intuitive keypad makes operation
easy and the device's leveling accuracy of ±0.3 millimeters per meter guarantees
precise results. Both devices level themselves in less than four seconds and
compensate for surface irregularities of up to ±4 degrees. They are powered
either by a replaceable 12 V rechargeable battery from the professional range
or with four AA non-rechargeable alkaline batteries together with the AA1 Professional battery adapter. The rechargeable battery is compatible with all 10.8 and
12 V professional tools from Bosch.
The GCL 2-50 C Professional and GCL 2-50 CG Professional combi lasers will
be available from April 2017 onwards. All prices are recommended retail prices
excluding VAT. Subject to change.
Page 2 of 4
Specifications
Laser line/plumb point
working range
Laser line/plumb point
leveling accuracy
Leveling time
Self-leveling range
Laser diode, laser class
Laser lines/plumb points
Laser line/plumb point color
Dust and splash protection
Power supply
Dimensions
(length x width x height)
Weight with batteries/battery
Scope of delivery/Recommended retail price
excluding VAT
GCL 2-50 C Professional
20 m (50 m with LR 6 or LR 7
Professional receiver)/10 m
GCL 2-50 CG Professional
20 m (50 m with LR 7
Professional receiver)/10 m
±0.3/±0.7 mm/m
±0.3/±0.7 mm/m
<4s
±4°
630 – 650 nm, < 10 mW/
630 – 650 nm, < 1 mW
Red/Red
IP54
 12 V lithium-ion battery
(rechargeable),
 4 x 1.5 V (AA) batteries
(non-rechargeable)
136 x 55 x 122 mm
<4s
±4°
500 – 540 nm, < 10 mW/
630 – 650 nm, < 1 mW
Green/Red
IP54
 12 V lithium-ion battery
(rechargeable),
 4 x 1.5 V (AA) batteries
(non-rechargeable)
136 x 55 x 122 mm
0.58/0.62 kg
0.58/0.62 kg
 Device with RM 3 Profes Device with RM 3 Professional motorized multifuncsional motorized multifunctional mount, clamp, remote
tional mount, clamp, remote
control, 12 V rechargeable
control, 12 V rechargeable
battery and battery charger:
battery and battery charger:
€638
€409
 Device with RM 2 Profes Device with RM 2 Professional manual multifunctional
sional manual multifunctional
mount, clamp, 12 V recharmount, clamp, AA1 battery
geable battery and battery
adapter and batteries: €309
charger: €489
 Device with RM 2 Professional manual multifunctional
mount, AA1 battery adapter,
batteries and BT 150 Professional tripod: €269
 Device with RM 2 Professional manual multifunctional
mount, AA1 battery adapter
and batteries: €239
Bag and laser target plate are included with all versions.
Press photos: #959081, #959082, #959083
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Page 3 of 4
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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Press release
Great whirl – little dust:
Powerful 18 volt extractors from Bosch for professionals
A long runtime in a very compact design
 Longer maximum suction power thanks to filter-preserving rotational air flow
 Two compact, handy tools with a wide range of accessories
 GAS 18V-10 L Professional: wet/dry extractor for almost every application
 GAS 18V-1 Professional: dry extractor for rapid final cleaning
Mini cyclones for mobile use – Bosch is expanding the 18 volt system for professionals with two particularly compact and high-performance cordless extractors:
the GAS 18V-10 L Professional wet/dry extractor and the GAS 18V-1 Professional dry extractor. Both provide effective suction with an unusual air flow:
Thanks to the special extractor geometry, a whirl is generated inside the extractor, so that the dust is deposited on the filter more slowly. This preserves the
filter and maintains maximum suction power for a longer period of time. The
GAS 18V-10 L Professional is the only cordless extractor in the power tool
market to have this rotational air flow as well as a net volume of 6 liters. The
GAS 18V-1 Professional dry extractor is also unique. It generates two whirls
and extracts the dust in two stages: The first stage filters coarse dust and collects
this in a separate container; the second filters the fine dust. This results in a
much cleaner work environment in a shorter period of time. In addition, both tools
are distinguished by a long runtime and have transparent dust containers. This
means professionals can check the fill level at any time and empty and replace
the dust containers quickly and easily.
Wet/dry extractor for almost every application
Tradespeople can use the GAS 18V-10 L Professional and a fully charged 6.0 Ah
battery to extract dust for up to 24 minutes – that would usually serve a kitchen
fitter for up to three installations. Moreover, the wet/dry extractor is distinguished
by an air flow performance of 24 liters per second. Weighing 4.6 kilograms and
complete with integrated hose and accessory mount, it is easy to transport and
use on the construction site. Tradespeople can use the GAS 18V-10 L Professional as a wet/dry extractor while keeping all the accessories quickly to hand:
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart,
Germany
Phone
Fax
+49 711 758-3132
+49 711 811-5188012
Brand Management, and Sustainability
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
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From the crevice and brush nozzles through to three extension pipes, you will
always have everything you need. Furthermore, the GAS 18V-10 L Professional
can also be conveniently connected to a power tool using an adapter to extract
dust as it is produced, before it can settle in the surrounding area. The wet/dry
extractor is certified for dust class L.
Dry extractor for rapid final cleaning
Mobile, powerful and versatile – the GAS 18V-1 Professional is particularly
suitable for rapid final cleaning and for short applications where only a little dust
needs removing − for example to clear workpieces and tools of chips, or to
remove drilling dust from drill holes. Thanks to its accessories, the compact,
lightweight tool is extremely versatile: The extension pipes can be used to transform the extractor into an upright extractor. The floor nozzle included reliably
extracts wood, plastic or metal chips. Tradespeople wishing to remove dirt from
narrow gaps can use the crevice nozzle, and the flexible tube proves extremely
helpful in hard-to-reach places. After use, the tool can simply be set down on the
battery or hung up by its handle.
Both tools are part of the Flexible Power System and are compatible with Bosch’s
professional 18 volt system. The tools are available from autumn 2017 onwards.
All prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT. Subject to change.
Specifications
Max. battery voltage
Tool type
Container volume, gross/net
Max. runtime with 6.0 Ah
battery
Max. vacuum pressure
Max. air flow
Dust class
Filter
GAS 18V-10 L Professional
18 V
wet/dry extractor
10/6 l
GAS 18V-1 Professional
18 V
dry extractor
700/650 ml
24 minutes
42 minutes
90 mbar
24 l/s
L
HEPA
Hose length
1,6 m
70 mbar
11 l/s
−
HEPA
Flexible hose attachment,
approx. 0.7 m long
Dimensions
(length x height x width)
Weight without battery
Scope of delivery/Recommended
retail price excluding VAT
442 x 364 x 334 mm
438 x 121 x 184 mm
4.6 kg
Tool without battery and
charger: €129
1.3 kg
Tool without battery and
charger: €79
Press photos: #959084, #959085, #959086
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Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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For an even wider range of applications:
New Bosch jigsaw blades with carbide technology
Particularly robust and durable for toughest applications
 New problem solvers for wood/metal and for high-pressure laminate
 New application range for composite materials with plastic
 Up to 20 times longer service life compared to common blades
Bosch is adding new problem solvers to its range of jigsaw blades with carbide
technology: ”Progressor for Wood+Metal“ for wood/metal and ”Clean for HPL“
for high-pressure laminate. Both jigsaw blades are the first on the market to offer
carbide technology for these specific ranges of applications. Furthermore, the
”Clean for Plastic Composites“ jigsaw blade makes it possible to work on composites of wood and plastic.
As with all blades from Bosch's carbide range, the new jigsaw blades offer significant advantages for professionals from a wide range of construction industries,
such as floor-layers and tilers, terrace builders, carpenters and installers: Selected carbide ranges and a special welding technology allow for reliable, low-wear
sawing – whether you are sawing the hardest of materials, such as high-strength
and high-alloy steel, or abrasive materials. Common bi-metal blades are unable
to cover these applications. At the same time, the lifetime of Bosch jigsaw blades
with carbide technology is up to 20 times longer than common bi-metal saw
blades.
Quick cutting for any material thickness: ”Progressor for Wood+Metal”
The ”Progressor for Wood+Metal“ jigsaw blade stands out thanks to the individually welded carbide teeth, which have a progressively increasing tooth pitch.
This means that you can quickly cut an extremely wide range of building materials, irrespective of the thickness of the material. The jigsaw blade is particularly
suitable for fast, coarse separating cuts in wood/metal composite materials, for
example metal cladded and metal reinforced wooden boards that have screws or
hardened nails embedded in them.
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart,
Germany
Phone
Fax
+49 711 758-3132
+49 711 811-5188012
Brand Management, and Sustainability
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
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Problem solver for materials that are prone to tearing: ”Clean for HPL”
The ”Clean for HPL“ jigsaw blade is designed for particularly clean cuts in
materials like high-pressure laminates, façade panels or laminate. They have
a polished carbide tooth strip that consists of two rows of teeth that are arranged
at different angles opposite to each other. These blades are therefore perfect for
clean cuts in materials that are prone to tearing.
For wood/plastic composite materials: ”Clean for Plastic Composites”
The ”Clean for Plastic Composites“ jigsaw blade is suitable for adjusting cuts
in abrasive materials. This includes wood/plastic composites, such as terrace
panels or fence systems, as well as mineral-organic composites. Thanks to
polished tungsten carbide teeth, it achieves reliably clean cuts even with composite materials that are difficult to work on.
The extensive carbide range from Bosch also comprises jigsaw blades for other
special applications, for example for high-alloy steel (“Endurance for Stainless
Steel“), drywalling materials such as cement-based fiber boards (“Endurance for
Fiber Plaster“), ceramics (“Special for Ceramics“) and carbon fiber (“Clean for
Carbon Fiber“).
The ”Progressor for Wood+Metal“, ”Clean for HPL“ and ”Clean for Plastic Composites“ carbide jigsaw blades are available in specialist retail outlets from April
2017 onwards. These blades fit all jigsaws with a T shank mount. Subject to
change.
Model
Length
Scope of delivery and
price*
“Progressor for
Wood+Metal”
T367XHM
132 mm
3-pack for €46.07
“Clean for HPL”
T128BHM
92 mm
3-pack for €29.52
“Clean for
PlasticComposites”
T301CHM
117 mm
3-pack for €41.36
*All specified prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.
Press photos: #959087, #959088
Contact person for press inquiries:
Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Page 2 of 3
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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For additional machine applications:
Bosch “Expert for” circular saw blades for professionals
High cutting performance thanks to carbide technology
 Further dimensions added to the five series
 Specialized solutions for miter and table saws
 “Expert for” range with special carbide and coating technology
The right circular saw blade for almost any machine type: Bosch is expanding the
existing “Expert for” range and is introducing dimensions for additional machine
applications in five series. This includes the “Expert for Wood”, “Expert for Construct Wood”, “Expert for High Pressure Laminate”, “Expert for Fiber Cement”
and “Expert for Sandwich Panel” circular saw blades. With this expansion, Bosch
is offering specialized solutions for working on pressure laminates with miter and
table saws and on fiber cement with miter saws. Using the “Expert for” range
of circular saw blades, tradespeople can therefore rely on an accessory that is
optimized for each material and that can be used in almost all hand-held or table
saws, miter saws, plunge saws or metal dry cutters. The “Expert for” circular saw
blades are therefore perfect for numerous trades – for joiners, metalworkers, installers of electrical, sanitary and heating systems, as well as for carpenters,
roofers, and formwork, concrete and façade builders.
“Expert for” range: Carbide technology for high cutting performance
The “Expert for” range offers a special carbide and coating technology for precise
cutting performance: The circular saw blades have teeth that are made of “MicroteQ” carbide. This means that the teeth are manufactured from extra-hard,
durable metal grain. The grain size of the carbide is important for the sharpness
and wear resistance of the cutting edge, which is why Bosch uses fine to very
fine grain sizes to give its circular saw blades high cut quality and a long lifetime.
For precision and a long life, the steel body on the circular saw blades is also of
an exceptionally high quality and comes with “ProteQtion” coating: This prevents
the saw blades from corroding and reduces friction. It also increases the cutting
performance. With its "Expert for Fiber Cement", Bosch offers a special circular
saw blade for use in fiber cement panels. Due to the abrasive properties of this
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart,
Germany
Phone
Fax
+49 711 758-3132
+49 711 811-5188012
Brand Management, and Sustainability
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
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material, Bosch uses polycrystalline diamonds (PCD), which are even harder
than carbide, to manufacture the teeth. The result is a considerably longer lifetime of the circular saw blade.
The extensive carbide range from Bosch also comprises circular saw blades for
further special applications, for example for aluminum (“Expert for Aluminum”),
steel (“Expert for Steel”), stainless steel (“Expert for Stainless Steel”), laminated
panels (“Expert for Laminated Panel”) and for various materials such as plastic,
wood and aluminum (“Expert for Multi-Material”).
The “Expert for” circular saw blades in the additional dimensions are available
now from specialist retail outlets. Subject to change.
“Expert for”
Diameter
Tools
“Wood”
(for hard and soft wood)
120 – 450 mm
New: 254 mm
“Construct Wood”
(for construction timber)
160 – 235 mm
New: 230 – 235 mm
Hand-held
and plunge
circular saws,
miter saws,
table saws,
sliding saws
Hand-held
circular saws
“High Pressure Laminate”
(for high-pressure laminates)
140 – 305 mm
New: 210 – 305 mm
“Fiber Cement”
(for fiber cement)
140 – 305 mm
New: 184 – 305 mm
“Sandwich Panel”
(for sandwich panels)
160 – 450 mm
New: 160 – 190
mm, 230 mm
Miter saws,
hand-held circular saws,
table saws
Miter saws,
hand-held circular saws
Hand-held
circular saws
Price per
piece*
€66.68 –
€95.00
€77.50 –
€78.75
€95.00 –
€132.50
€91.38 –
€189.75
€63.75 –
€114.75
*Depending on saw type and size of saw blade. All specified prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.
Press photos: #959089, #959090, #959091
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Page 2 of 3
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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For precise results in every step of the process:
The new diamond range from Bosch for tilers
Tools and accessories from a single source
 Adapt recesses with precision: “Best for Ceramic” diamond milling cutter
 Handy core drill bit set for on-site applications: “Best for Ceramic Dry Speed Set”
 Precision cutting of fine stoneware: “Best for Hard Ceramic” diamond cutting disk
Preparing the substrate, cutting-to-size and laying tiles, milling or cutting recesses – for precise results in every work step, Bosch provides tilers with a broad
range of tools and accessories from a single source. With the “Best for Ceramic”
diamond milling cutter, the “Best for Ceramic Dry Speed Set” core drill bit set and
the “Best for Hard Ceramic” diamond cutting disk, Bosch is expanding the existing range of products for adapting and cutting tiles to size. This expansion offers
tilers three additional product solutions for precision machining of even the hardest materials, such as fine stoneware.
Adapt recesses with precision: “Best for Ceramic” diamond milling cutter
Tilers can now use the “Best for Ceramic” diamond milling cutter for the precise
adaptation of existing recesses. It is Bosch’s first diamond milling cutter and
stands out from comparable competing products thanks to its concave shape.
This allows tilers to guide the diamond milling cutter precisely and stably along
the workpiece – preventing any slipping. Pre-drilled holes can conveniently be
expanded to any shape. A finely tuned diamond grit size ensures rapid work
progress and very clean milling at the same time. A further advantage of the
Bosch diamond milling cutter is its flat head, as this allows you to work on tiles
which have already been laid on the wall. The “Best for Ceramic” diamond milling
cutter has a diameter of 20 millimeters and an M14 holder and can be used with
all common angle grinders. Tools with speed regulation such as the Bosch GWS
7-15 E Professional are particularly suitable.
Small and practical for on-site applications: “Best for Ceramic Dry Speed Set”
Drill recesses for water pipes, heating pipes, sockets or water drains quickly and
easily with the “Best for Ceramic Dry Speed Set”. It means tilers always have the
Robert Bosch GmbH
E-mail
Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
Corporate Communications,
Postfach 10 60 50
70049 Stuttgart,
Germany
Phone
Fax
+49 711 758-3132
+49 711 811-5188012
Brand Management, and Sustainability
Senior Vice President: Dr. Christoph Zemelka
www.bosch-press.com
March 28, 2017
PI 9613 PT MS
right core drill bit to hand. The practical set contains a total of four core drill bits
in diameters of 25, 35, 51 and 68 millimeters and therefore covers all common
applications. For individual applications, tilers can use the “Best for Ceramic”
diamond milling cutter which is also included in the set. Like the diamond milling
cutter, the core drill bits also have an M14 holder and can be used with all common angle grinders.
For fine stoneware: the “Best for Hard Ceramic” diamond cutting disk
Cut fine stoneware with precision and tear-free using the “Best for Hard Ceramic”
diamond cutting disk. Thanks to its consistent segment design and the special
diamond structure, this cutting disk minimizes the chipping and scorch marks
which would otherwise occur when cutting fine stoneware. So that tilers can work
even more flexibly when cutting recesses for sockets for example, Bosch is offering this cutting disk with a diameter of 85 millimeters for the first time. Square
cut-outs measuring 60 by 60 millimeters can thereby be executed quickly and
effortlessly. The diamond cutting disk is available in diameters of 76, 85, 115 and
125 millimeters and suitable for use with common angle grinders, particularly the
GWS 12V-76 Professional, the GWS 7-115 E Professional and the GWS 13-125
CIE Professional from Bosch.
The new diamond range is available from May 2017 onwards. Subject to change.
Name
“Best for Ceramic” diamond milling
cutter
Core drill bit set
“Best for Ceramic Dry Speed Set”
Diamond cutting disks
“Best for Hard Ceramic”
Recommended retail price
excluding VAT
€79
Set of four core drill bits ∅ 25, 35, 51 and
68 mm plus diamond milling cutter: €299
∅ 76, 85, 115 and 125 mm: €17 to €36
Press photos: #959092, #959093, #959094, #959095, #959096, #959097
Contact person for press inquiries:
Martin Steinlehner
Phone: +49 711 758-3132
E-mail: Martin.Steinlehner@de.bosch.com
The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s
leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2016, its
roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which
outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer
focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and
pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2016 with products
that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2017, Bosch Power Tools will again
launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments
power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.
Page 2 of 3
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly
390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures,
the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four
business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy
and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for
smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in
sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers
connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with
products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its
roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and
service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly
every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.
At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.
Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com,
www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.
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