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Bosch, Fein and Rothenberger launch battery alliance: AmpShare – powered by Bosch

Battery system for pros expands to more than 25 brands

  • 18V system already has more than 200 tools from different manufacturers
  • 300 compatible tools planned by the end of 2023, including 50 new Bosch Professional tools alone
  • Save time, money, and space with one battery and one charger for all brands
  • Even wider range of applications and far more flexibility for professionals

Stefanie Schaefer >

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AmpShare ‒ powered by Bosch: This is the name of the new, global multi-brand battery alliance just launched by founding members Bosch, Fein and Rothenberger. AmpShare advances the shared vision of its founders and members to offer professional users the best and widest 18V system, with full compatibility across numerous brands, applications, and countries. Professionals can already use more than 200 tools from the brands Bosch, Brennenstuhl, Cox, Fein, Klauke, Ledlenser, Lena Lightning, Ramset, Sonlux and Wagner with the same 18V battery. With the establishment of the AmpShare alliance, the multi-brand battery system will grow to include more than 25 brands. It offers tradespeople from all trades a wider range of applications than before, covering nearly every application with just one AmpShare battery. This saves users money, space, and time ‒ and contributes towards greater sustainability since they require fewer batteries and chargers overall.

AmpShare ‒ powered by Bosch: More ease, flexibility, efficiency

“Thanks to AmpShare, the cordless construction site is becoming a reality for professionals. Work is becoming easier, more flexible and more efficient”, says Henk Becker, President of Bosch Power Tools. “In this multi-brand alliance, we’re bringing together all our performance ‒ Amp ‒ and pushing forward our vision of a universal battery system through the ‘sharing’ of one battery and one logo across all brands.” A major advantage for users is that the already more than 80 million Bosch Professional batteries bought since 2008 will stay compatible. They can still be used with every professional tool from Bosch ‒ and with every tool in the AmpShare alliance in the future ‒ because the underlying leading Bosch battery technology remains at the heart of the system. According to Dr. Christoph Weiss, CEO of Fein, the leading supplier of multi-functional tools, the founding of the alliance represents another milestone in collaboration with Bosch: “In 2016, we jointly developed the Starlock System for universal tool mounting with multi-tools. By founding the AmpShare alliance, we are reinforcing this decision and supporting our shared vision: To one day be able to operate all tools, no matter from which manufacturer, with just one battery. In addition to our Multimasters, we will be adapting the entire 18V portfolio at Fein to the AmpShare interface to make our customers’ daily work easier.” Meanwhile, Rothenberger will contribute its expertise and competence in power tools for joining, installation, and pipe maintenance to the AmpShare alliance. Dr. Christian Heine, CEO of Rothenberger, says: “We believe both in system solutions and in the cordless construction site. And a multi-brand battery system with a long range combines both! So, we have decided to bring all our battery-powered products into the AmpShare universe.”

Wider expertise and range of applications than ever before

From now on, members of the new AmpShare alliance will also include: Fischer, the technological world market leader in important areas of fixing technology; AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of electric stair climbing systems; Bepo, a specialist in mortise and joint cutters for fitting and window renovation; Förch, a supplier of power tools for construction, woodworking, metalworking, building services trades, as well as for the commercial and industrial automotive sectors; Honsel, an expert in riveting and fastening solutions; Kolektor, an expert for multi-functional cordless pressure sprayers; Kummert, a leading manufacturer of sewer inspection systems; Leister, the leader in plastic welding and process heat solutions; Mato, expert in lubrication equipment; Signode; Orgapack and Strapex, packaging experts with strapping tools; PerfectPro, a leading producer of construction site radios; and Rexroth, a specialist in reliable tightening solutions. Furthermore, Medmix plans to convert the MK series in addition to the Cox series, to the AmpShare interface. “300 tools, more than 25 brands, one battery: By the end of next year, we plan to offer you more than 300 compatible tools in the AmpShare alliance, including 50 new 18V tools from Bosch Professional alone, through which we will further expand our own portfolio”, says Henk Becker. And more brands are to come.

Best system performance: Battery technology for innovative key brands

Bosch battery technology, which serves as the AmpShare batteries, offers users many other advantages. These advantages include full compatibility with all Bosch Professional 18V products since 2008, including the powerful Biturbo tool series, unique CoolPack battery technology for long runtimes and service life, the high-performance ProCore18V batteries – the most powerful batteries by Bosch thanks to innovative cell technology, and the fastest charging time on the market. For example, the ProCore18V 4.0 Ah battery can be charged to 50 percent in just nine minutes.

You can find further information about AmpShare ‒ powered by Bosch at: www.ampshare.com.

Subject to change.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, garden tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2021, its roughly 21,000 associates generated sales of 5.8 billion euros, about 80 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. In 2022, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary 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. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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