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For the barbecue king in you: The Ixo Barbecue from Bosch Blower adapter heats up the grill at the push of a button

  • Ixo special edition for lighting charcoal
  • Available at retail outlets from April to July 2013
  • Prize draws and films on Facebook, Youtube and at www.bosch-ixo.com
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  • March 13, 2013
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A little tool that will make you a barbecue king: the Ixo Barbecue. With this new seasonal special edition of the popular cordless screwdriver, Bosch is again leaving the realm of DIY and now devoting itself to a popular pastime, namely barbecuing. After enabling wine bottles to be opened easily with the Ixo Vino and food to be seasoned at the push of a button with the Ixo Spice, Bosch is now making it fun to light charcoal with its Ixo Barbecue adapter. The Ixo Barbecue is safely used in only four steps: pull off the front black cap of the Ixo, fit the barbecue adapter with the click system, put your hand through the safety strap and finally just press the red switch – then the charcoal will be thoroughly heated up. The cordless screwdriver, which weighs only 520 grams including the adapter, sits comfortably in your hand.

Hair dryers and bellows are a thing of the past
The Ixo Barbecue fits in any basket and heats charcoal to the right temperature without a cable even at the most remote barbecue site. The onion-shaped blower adapter uses the airflow perfectly – without the hassle of fanning and blowing. The fireproof material of the blower adapter provides the necessary safety. Furthermore, the safety strap prevents the tool from being accidentally dropped.

To coincide with the barbecue season, the Ixo Barbecue will be available at retail outlets from April up to July 2013 at the recommended retail price of 59.99 euros. Stylishly packaged in a silver box, the scope of delivery includes the popular Ixo cordless screwdriver, the ten screwdriver bits that are included as standard, the charger and the new barbecue adapter.
Parallel to the market launch of the Ixo Barbecue, Bosch is offering prize draws and films to all future barbecue kings at
  • www.facebook.com/BoschDIYpowertoolsUK
  • www.youtube.com/user/boschdiypowertoolsuk and
  • www.bosch-ixo.com.
About the Ixo from Bosch
When a cordless screwdriver sells twelve million units worldwide, then it must have had its finger firmly on the pulse. The Ixo from Bosch even achieved something more than this, revolutionizing the DIY market in 2003 with its lightweight design. In a world full of heavy, large and clunky power tools, the Ixo presented itself as a small, lightweight and handy tool. Its practical “always ready” functionality, coupled with its slimline design, quickly made it a sought-after alternative to the classical hand screwdriver and ultimately resulted in it becoming the world’s most popular power tool. The tool is being continually improved: the current version of this little marvel offers, for example, 30 percent more torque than the predecessor model and therefore delivers even greater screwdriving performance.

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.

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