Power Tools

Higher performance for 10.8 volt professional tools: Work longer and more efficiently with Bosch's 2.0 Ah batteries

  • At least 50 percent longer runtime than current 1.3 Ah batteries
  • The smallest and lightest 2.0 Ah batteries on the market for 10.8 volt tools
  • Compatible with all Bosch professional tools in the same voltage category
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  • December 03, 2012
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In future, Bosch will be offering batteries with 2.0 Ah for all 10.8 volt professional tools. They offer at least 50 percent longer runtime than current 1.3 Ah batteries and can increase the performance of cordless tools by up to 15 percent. For example, by using a 2.0 Ah battery in the GSR 10,8-2-LI Professional cordless screwdriver, the torque is increased from 13 to 15 newton meters in a soft screw driving application. At the same time, the professional is able to continue his work for 50 percent longer with no increase in weight of the tool, as the batteries are just as small and lightweight as those of the 1.3 Ah generation.

The proven “Flexible Power System” has been adopted for the 2.0 Ah batteries: the batteries are interchangeable within the 10.8 volt series and can be used in all tools. Professionals can also use the 1.5 Ah batteries with shorter runtime.

As a pioneer in lithium-ion tools and modern battery technology, Bosch has continued to expand its range of compact, powerful 10.8 volt tools since the first ever professional lithium-ion screwdriver was brought into the market in 2005: the GSR 10,8 V-LI Professional screwdriver was followed by 14 other compact tools, including a cordless saber saw, a cordless multi-cutter and a cordless angle drill. Today, the GSR 10,8-LI Professional and the GSR 10,8-2-LI Professional, both successors to the pioneering screwdriver GSR 10.8 V-LI, will reach combined global sales of around 400,000 units per year.

The 2.0 Ah batteries for professional 10.8 volt tools will be available at specialist retail outlets from January 2013 onward at a recommended retail price of 55 euros plus VAT. The range will also include 1.5 Ah batteries, priced at 48 euros plus VAT.

 Specifications 2.0 Ah battery/Lithium-ion
 Battery voltage 10.8 V
 Dimensions (length x width x height) 51 x 48 x 85 mm
 Weight 175 g

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, 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, Skil 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 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, 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 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7965 - December 03, 2012

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