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 2022, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 5.9 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 2023, 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 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, 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 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. 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 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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