Press release #Power Tools

Strong expansion in the ‘Professional 18V System’: First cordless rivet gun from Bosch for professionals

Widest range of applications in its class

  • A new segment for an even wider range of 18V applications
  • Processes blind rivets with diameters of 3 to 6.4 mm
  • Cross-manufacturer battery compatibility: Save time, space, and money
  • Efficient and flexible thanks to Connectivity functions and selectable modes

Stefanie Schaefer


Efficient, flexible and simple riveting: Bosch expands the ‘Professional 18V System’ for trade and industry with a new segment by introducing professionals to the GRG 18V-16 C Professional, the first cordless rivet gun in the portfolio. It covers blind rivets with diameters of 3 to 6.4 mm, thus covering the widest range of applications in its class with a single tool, without needing to change tool components. A constant pulling force of 16,000 N also makes it easy for professionals to create riveted joints quickly and simply even in stainless steel applications. Furthermore, the ‘Professional 18V System’ covers all other significant 18V applications that, thanks to cross-manufacturer compatibility, go even beyond Bosch. Many brands, many tools, one battery system: All tools ‒ from compact drill drivers to miter saws with up to 2,000 W of equivalent corded power ‒ can be operated with the same 18V lithium-ion battery and a single charger. Tradespeople therefore save time, space, and money.

Efficiency and flexibility thanks to Connectivity functions and selectable modes

The GRG 18V-16 C Professional can be used to rivet both thick and thin metal sheets in, for example, ventilation, structural façades, and vehicle construction. There is no need to change tools or replace components. Users need only to select the matching nosepiece. All nosepieces that are not in use, including the nosepiece changing wrench, are stored safely on the tool and always within reach. The Connectivity functions and two selectable modes also contribute to the high efficiency and flexibility of the cordless rivet gun. By pairing the tool with a smartphone via Bluetooth, users can set a reminder in the Bosch Toolbox App, for example, when the jaws need to be cleaned or changed. This way, users can avoid downtime caused by worn-out jaws that can no longer hold and set rivets. The number of riveting cycles can be set to intervals of 500 rivets. On the tool’s user interface, users can select the tool’s operating mode: Auto or Manual. In ‘Manual’ mode, the user can control the riveting procedure individually. In ‘Auto’ mode, briefly pressing the ON/OFF switch is sufficient for automatic riveting. Regardless which mode the user prefers: After every riveting procedure, the rivet mandrels are collected in the mandrel container to prevent them from falling. Blind rivets made of aluminum, steel and stainless steel from all common manufacturers can be used depending on the respective application.

A further advantage of the GRG 18V-16 C Professional is its low weight of only 1.6 kilograms and a short tool head compared to conventional cordless rivet guns on the market. Furthermore, the LED provides good illumination of the work area.

The cordless rivet gun GRG 18V-16 C Professional is available from May. The prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.

Tool specificationsGRG 18V-16 C Professional
Battery voltage18 V
Pulling force16,000 N
Stroke length 25 mm
Blind rivet diameter3.0 – 6.4 mm
(length x height x width)
290 x 243 x 67 mm
Weight without battery1.6 kg
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price excluding VAT
  • Tool in a carton: €845
  • Tool in L-Boxx 136: €876
  • Tool in the L-Boxx 136 with quick charger GAL 18V-40 Professional and 2 x ProCore18V batteries with 4.0 Ah: €1,079
All versions include 4 nosepieces, wrench, collecting container, a set of spare jaws and belt clip.

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 2023, its roughly 19,500 associates generated sales of 5.6 billion euros, about 90 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 2024, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the market in its four business segments power tools, outdoor and garden tools, accessories and measuring tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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