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07/07/2017 09:21 AM
Bosch launches new generation of 18 V rotary hammers
7 July 2017
The latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors generate an impact energy of 2.6 joules, which is 50% more than the current strongest 18 V rotary hammer.

The GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional are the latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors, Campbell Mhodi, Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager, explains. The high performance makes them comparable with corded tools such as the GBH 2-26 Professional. The EC motor is highly efficient and completely maintenance-free. The user can choose between a model with a fixed chuck and a model with a changeable chuck, which is also supplied with a keyless chuck for round shank drill bits.

 

To allow installers to stay in complete control even when carrying out work on hard materials, such as drilling into reinforced concrete, Bosch has equipped the GBH 18V-26 Professional and the GBH 18V-26 F Professional with KickBack Control. If the rotary hammer turns suddenly or unpredictably on its drill axis, as can occur if the drill becomes jammed in reinforced concrete, the integrated sensor shuts off the motor in a fraction of a second.

 

This prevents unexpected kickback of the tool, thereby reducing the risk of injury. In addition, the integrated Electronic Precision Control (EPC) feature supports tradespeople when drilling into delicate materials such as tiles. If the EPC function is activated, the maximum power of the rotary hammer is limited to 70%, with a slower run-up. This enables professional tradespeople to work in impact mode from the very start of their task by omitting one work step. The bit is prevented from slipping off when the user starts to drill, and precise results can be achieved quickly and easily.

 

When developing the new generation of 18 V rotary hammers, Bosch also redesigned the shape of the tools and optimised them for ergonomic work. The handle is now in line with the drill axis on both tools. This ‘L’-shape reduces the effort and fatigue involved during working. In addition, both rotary hammers feature efficient vibration damping. A damping element uncouples the main handle from the hammer drive, reducing vibrations actively.

 

To enable tradespeople to work in building stock in a dust-free environment, such as when retrofitting light fittings, Bosch now offers the new 18 V rotary hammers with an active integrated dust extractor. The GDE 18V-16 Professional can simply be attached to the rotary hammer when required. It has its own motor, also supplied with power by the rotary hammer battery. To allow drilling to be carried out easily and cleanly using dust extraction, the dust extractor has an automatic power on/off function. It starts automatically at the same time as the rotary hammer. However, to ensure optimal dust extraction, it continues to function for two seconds after the drilling operation is ended.

 

The integrated HEPA filter also provides reliable dust protection and, like the dust container, can be cleaned and emptied in just a few easy movements. Further features include an LED light on the housing to illuminate the working area, as well as a powerful 6.0 Ah battery. With its accompanying GAL 1880 CV Professional quick charger, the battery is fully charged in just 50 minutes, which is 30% faster than the previous model. The new GBH 18V-26 will be available from Bosch selected dealers as from September 2017 onwards.

 

Contact:                                                                                               Contact person for press inquiries:

Campbell Mhodi,                                                                                Jonathan Ducie,
phone: +49 711 651 9600                                                 phone: +49 711 867 7763

 

Bosch is continuously increasing its footprint in Africa

Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906, at present in ten African countries: South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana and Tunisia. Depending on future business development, the company plans to increase this number in the next years. All four Bosch business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology – have operations on the continent. In 2016, Bosch generated sales of some 435 million euros with more than 840 associates in Africa.

 

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 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.” 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 nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

 

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

 

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

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06/01/2017 01:55 PM
Bosch empowers women to become masters of DIY
2 June 2017
As a major sponsor of some the biggest household names in the South African DIY industry, Bosch understands that power tools are no longer the exclusive domain of men. Women have revolutionised the sector by injecting creativity, enthusiasm, and a will to succeed.

Credited with revolutionising the DIY market for a home audience, Suzelle’s message to women wanting to engage in DIY is simple, but powerful: “Do not be scared of power tools. They are my second-best friend, after Marianne.”

Power tools “are there to make the job at hand that much easier.” For example, she points to her familiarity with the Bosch cordless combi drill, which has become such an integral part of her daily existence, she even uses it to whip egg whites and beat butter in the kitchen. “I love my drill. It is one of the most versatile tools ever.”

This is a sentiment shared by Elle Franco, co-presenter on ‘Home Made Easy’ on the DSTV Home Channel. “You just have to master one thing at a time. Power tools are not there to scare you, but are there to get the job done. It is really not that difficult, and looks far more intimidating than it actually is.

“If you respect the tool, and know how it works and what the safety features are, it is your best friend. If you try to cut corners and do not do your homework, you could hurt yourself and delay the project. It is all about believing in yourself. Do not say no if you have never tried it before,” Elle stresses.

So what do these two DIY doyennes regard as their personal favourite power tool? Suzelle points immediately to the Bosch cordless combi drill, which has become such an integral part of her daily existence, she even uses it to whip egg whites and beat butter in the kitchen. “I love my drill. It is one of the most versatile tools ever.”

Elle cites her personal favourite as the Bosch compound mitre saw, which takes the pain out of cutting wood to size. “I used to have to go a hardware shop in order to use its in-store cutting service, but the Bosch compound mitre saw makes this arduous task a cinch at home.”

Suzelle recalls that her initial forays into the male-dominated world of DIY were greeted with the general sentiment that “who was this crazy girl with the power tools. It was totally unexpected. People did not believe I could ever be successful in the DIY world.”

Elle concurs it is important for women to break down the stereotype that DIY is for men only. “Do not be shy because you are a girl doing DIY. I still love fashion, for example. I just happen to be a woman with both a big shoe collection and a power tool collection.” Suzelle elaborates: “In order to DIY, you do not need a dusty garage and have to wear old clothes. Combine it with a bit of glamour, which places it in a totally different light.”

Not only is the number of women involved in DIY growing steadily, but Suzelle also thinks that their influence as both a market and a target audience is underestimated. “It is the girls who are driving the DIY industry by becoming creative and inspired enough to tackle projects in their own homes. Never under-estimate a lady with a power tool. I think she will go places.”

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Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

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Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

Bosch is continuously increasing its footprint in Africa

Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906, and is currently in ten African countries: South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, and Tunisia. Depending on future business development, the company plans to increase this number in the next years. All four Bosch business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology – have operations on the continent. In 2016, Bosch generated sales of some €435 million, with more than 840 associates in Africa.

Corporate social responsibility in Africa

Bosch actively promotes talented young people in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, it was one of the initiators of Afrika kommt!, an initiative of German industry for junior managers from sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2008, Bosch has been part of a group of some 20 companies offering scholarships to African junior executives to spend a year in Germany completing a professional training programme. Since then, more than 58 young African have been selected for the programme. The goal is to foster mutual exchange and learning between budding African executives and German companies. www.afrika-kommt.de

In the spirit of its founder, Robert Bosch, the company is committed to encouraging and fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and contribution to society at large. Bosch has been a proud sponsor of the 2016 All Africa Business Leader Awards, hosted by CNBC Africa, recognising the continent’s outstanding leaders. www.aablawards.com

The fourth industrial revolution provides the platform for an evolving education system to prepare the youth today to face the challenges of tomorrow. in 2015, Bosch South Africa invested in an outreach robotics program, giving the opportunity to children from various backgrounds to study robotics. This resulted in two teams qualifying and competing in the 2016 World Robotics Olympiad. http://www.dspretoria.co.za/

The Bosch Group at a glance

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390 000 associates worldwide (as of 31 December 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of €73.1 billion in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. 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 create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 450 subsidiaries 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. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59 000 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as ‘Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering’. The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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

Bosch Home & Garden Contact Details 
Davinia Chikoorie
Bosch Home & Garden Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651-9729
Email: Davinia [dot] Chikoorie [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com
Web: www.bosch.co.za

Media Contact

Jonathan Ducie

NGAGE Public Relations

Phone: (011) 867-7763

Fax: 086 512 3352

Cell: 084 709 0167

Email: jonathan [at] ngage [dot] co [dot] za

Web: www.ngage.co.za

 

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05/15/2017 02:58 PM
Bosch introduces ‘smart’ levelling with two new laser levels
15 May 2017
Bosch has introduced the concept of ‘smart’ levelling with its launch of the GCL 2-50 C (red laser technology) and GCL 2-50 CG Professional (green laser technology), which allows hands-free remote control via smartphone, in addition to a motorised mount for precise positioning of the laser lines.

An innovative Bluetooth® connection means that these combi lasers can be controlled not only hands-free via a smartphone, but also remotely over longer distances. In addition, both combi lasers can be combined with the RM 3 Professional multifunctional mount. This motorised mount enables the laser lines to be precisely positioned, explains Sebastian Johannes, Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager.

“The GCL 2-50 CG Professional allows for supreme visibility, as well as an array of ‘smart’ functions to enhance its connectivity,” Johannes comments. Features include horizontal and vertical laser lines, and two centred plumb points with optimal visibility.

Precise positioning of the laser lines around the plumb points is possible via motorised positioning with the optional RM 3 Professional, using an app or remote control, or manual positioning with the RC2 Professional infrared remote control. This has the option of three available speeds, namely normal, fast, and step-by-step.

“You simply press and hold to rotate the tool, and then release button to stop the rotation,” Johannes explains. He stresses it is important to point the device at the RM 3 when doing this, due to the infrared function.

While traditional green laser products used colour-conversion technology to generate the green laser beam from a red laser diode, Bosch’s latest GCL line-up boasts a genuine green laser diode, which not only increases effectiveness and robustness, but offers the best visibility possible.

“The green laser light has 100% visibility by human eye, while red laser light only has about 24%,” Johannes points out. This makes the GCL 2-50 CG Professional the best laser level for use in adverse light conditions, compared to products based on red laser beam technology. The longer battery runtime also equates to reduced power consumption, as well as less heat emission, which extends the operational lifespan of the laser level.

The high visibility of the green horizontal and vertical laser lines ensures a working range of 20 m, without a receiver, while a working range of 50 m is possible with the optional LR 6 or LR 7 Professional receiver. A pendulum lock ensures safe transport, while there is an added benefit of a dual power source in the form of either 12 V-LI-ion battery or standard alkaline batteries.

The GCL 2-50 C has a working range of 20 m, increased to 50 m with and optional receiver, and an accuracy of ± 0.3 mm/m. It features red laser beam technology, projecting horizontal and vertical laser lines, and two centred plumb points for optimal visibility. This laser level is exceptionally versatile to use, due to the addition of a rotating multifunctional mount for a variety of mounting possibilities.

“The user benefits associated with the connectivity in particular effectively means contactless control of all laser functions,” Johannes highlights. This means an end to shaky laser lines, precision at all times, and full control even in hard-to-reach areas. An added advantage is three power settings, namely full visibility, balanced mode, or battery-saving mode, depending on the application at hand.

In addition, the motorised RM 3 means that the laser lines can be positioned with pinpoint accuracy wherever needed, even over longer distances. The RM 3, in turn, is powered by the battery pack of the GCL 2-50 C when attached, meaning that an independent power source is not required. Each foot of the RM 3 has a fine-adjustment rotational button for stability on uneven surfaces. Manual adjustment is also possible if required.

Dry-wall installation is made that much quicker due to a vertical alignment with a long overshoot of almost 360°. Interior finishing tasks such as transfer applications are enhanced due to easy positioning on given reference marks. A slope function with LED indication is ideal for installation of pipes, handrails, and staircase construction.

“The latest technological innovations from Bosch means it now offers a complete laser-levelling solution for construction professionals that is guaranteed to improve productivity and accuracy for most indoor levelling applications,” Johannes concludes.

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Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

Bosch is continuously increasing its footprint in Africa

Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906, and is currently in ten African countries: South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, and Tunisia. Depending on future business development, the company plans to increase this number in the next years. All four Bosch business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology – have operations on the continent. In 2016, Bosch generated sales of some €435 million, with more than 840 associates in Africa.

Corporate social responsibility in Africa

Bosch actively promotes talented young people in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, it was one of the initiators of Afrika kommt!, an initiative of German industry for junior managers from sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2008, Bosch has been part of a group of some 20 companies offering scholarships to African junior executives to spend a year in Germany completing a professional training programme. Since then, more than 58 young African have been selected for the programme. The goal is to foster mutual exchange and learning between budding African executives and German companies. www.afrika-kommt.de

In the spirit of its founder, Robert Bosch, the company is committed to encouraging and fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and contribution to society at large. Bosch has been a proud sponsor of the 2016 All Africa Business Leader Awards, hosted by CNBC Africa, recognising the continent’s outstanding leaders. www.aablawards.com

The fourth industrial revolution provides the platform for an evolving education system to prepare the youth today to face the challenges of tomorrow. in 2015, Bosch South Africa invested in an outreach robotics program, giving the opportunity to children from various backgrounds to study robotics. This resulted in two teams qualifying and competing in the 2016 World Robotics Olympiad. http://www.dspretoria.co.za/

The Bosch Group at a glance

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390 000 associates worldwide (as of 31 December 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of €73.1 billion in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. 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 create solutions for a connected life, and to improve 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 450 subsidiaries 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. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59 000 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as ‘Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering’. The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details
Sebastian Johannes
Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651 9600
Email: Sebastian [dot] Johannes [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com
Web: www.bosch.co.za

Media Contact

Jonathan Ducie

NGAGE Public Relations

Phone: (011) 867 7763

Fax: 086 512 3352

Cell: 084 709 0167

Email: jonathan [at] ngage [dot] co [dot] za

Web: www.ngage.co.za

 

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05/11/2017 09:09 AM
High chiselling performance from most powerful Bosch rotary hammer
11 May 2017
Peak chiselling performance is now a given with the new GBH 12-52 D Professional rotary hammer from Bosch. This is thanks to a 1 700 W motor producing 19 J of impact energy, making it the most powerful rotary hammer from Bosch to date.

The improved performance means this rotary hammer is ideal for arduous applications such as removing sturdy floor tiles, concrete breakthroughs, and concrete demolition. “Construction sites are arduous environments that require the most robust tools,” Campbell Mhodi, Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager, comments.

The GBH 12-52 D only weighs 11.5 kg. It has a vibration value of 20 m/s2 when drilling and 15 m/s2 when chiselling. It has a maximum drilling diameter of 52 mm and a 150 mm maximum hole size (with a hollow drill bit). The Vario-Lock features allows users to select the best of 12 positions when chiselling, while the Constant Electronic feature has an absolute speed dial with six positions.

The auto lock-on trigger increases user comfort during continuous chiselling operations. In drilling mode, the switch does not lock on, which is a significant safety feature. In chiselling mode, the switch locks on automatically, and is released manually by pulling the lower trigger.

The rotary hammer is supplied in a handy carrying case, which has ample space for accessories. These include hammer-resistant core cutters for the toughest applications faced by rotary hammers, including the SDS-max holder.

The core cutters feature a sturdy, hardened bit body with spiral flute and a double wave base for an extremely fast drilling rate. In addition, the tungsten carbide teeth of the hammer drill bit guarantee a long life.

The GBH 12-52 D is also compatible with the GDE 68 Professional and GDE 162 Professional dust extraction systems for drilling. “We offer a total system comprising professional power tools, dust extraction systems, and accessories,” Mhodi concludes.

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Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools again launched more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments of 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 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion 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’.

Connect with Bosch Power Tools on Social Media to receive the company’s latest news:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoschProfessionalPowerToolsSA/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/boschpro_sa?lang=en

 

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details
Campbell Mhodi
Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651 9600
Email: Ninet [dot] Bosman [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com ( Campbell.Mhodi @za.bosch.com)
Web: www.bosch.co.za

 

Media Contact

Jonathan Ducie

NGAGE Public Relations

Phone: (011) 867 7763

Fax: 086 512 3352

Cell: 084 709 0167

Email: jonathan [at] ngage [dot] co [dot] za

Web: www.ngage.co.za

 

Browse the NGAGE Media Zone for more client press releases and photographs at http://media.ngage.co.za

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04/13/2017 10:09 AM
Precision creativity now possible with the Bosch Quigo III laser line
13 April 2017
DIY enthusiasts can now be more creative in their project designs, thanks to a new laser line range from Bosch that offers enhanced precision, visibility, and length.

The next generation of Bosch’s tried-and-tested cross line laser is represented by the Quigo III. It is ideal for aligning objects precisely, according to Sebastian Johannes, Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager.

“Quigo III enables DIY enthusiasts to align objects like mirrors and shelves extremely easily. It is a handy tool for painting as well, as it enables surfaces to be marked out more easily, for instance,” Johannes elaborates.

The laser line produced by the new Quigo III is clearer than ever before due to its improved projection technology. The line is narrower, providing greater sharpness when projected on the wall, which enables work to be carried out with more precision.

The larger aperture angle makes it easier to carry out work in confined spaces, as it provides DIY enthusiasts with a long laser line, even at a short distance from the wall. This enables several objects to be aligned easily next to one another – without having to reposition the device, for example.

In addition, the new Quigo III now provides precise results in a working range of 10 m. It is instantly ready to use, projecting two lasers lines on the wall, intersecting at an angle of exactly 90°, immediately upon being switched on.

The Quigo III is supplied with the MM2 universal clamp as standard, allowing the device to be secured easily to table tops, ladders, or similar surfaces. This is made particularly easy by the adapter plate, which now also features precision adjustment in a range of ± 2 cm, meaning it is unnecessary to readjust the universal clamp so often.

The adapter plate can be fixed to the top, bottom, or rear of the Quigo III, giving DIY enthusiasts even more flexibility. For example, it can be positioned directly beneath a ceiling for marking out a border. Furthermore, the adapter plate can also be attached to a standard tripod with a ¼-inch thread.

A handy feature is that the Quigo III is switched on immediately when the protective cover is opened, meaning it is ready to be used immediately. It automatically compensates for surface irregularities of up to 4°.

The Quigo III signals any deviations from this with a flashing laser line, which is particularly useful for DIY enthusiasts using the incline function to align diagonal patterns, lines, or even railings. If the protective cover is closed, the device switches off immediately, and the internal pendulum is stopped ready for transport.

Bosch has designed the Quigo Plus for DIY enthusiasts who mainly use their cross-line laser to design rooms, and who plan to implement particularly creative ideas. It features markings in its laser line, enabling the device to project a scale onto the wall alongside the line.

As a result, the Quigo Plus enables objects of the same size, such as coat hooks, to be positioned at even distances, without using any other tools. These markings provide both horizontal and vertical orientation.

The distance between the projected markings can be increased by positioning the Quigo Plus further away from the wall. In order to ensure that the distance between the markings remains even, the projection side must be positioned parallel to the wall.

A tripod is included with the Quigo Plus as standard that, together with a target plate, helps users to position the device correctly. However, the device can also be directed against the wall at an angle, resulting in the cross-line laser to be projected with increasing distances between the markings, which can be useful for painting increasing or decreasing colour gradients on the wall.

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Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools launched more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments of 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 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion 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’.

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Bosch Power Tools Contact Details 
Sebastian Johannes
Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651 9600
Email: Sebastian [dot] Johannes [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com
Web: www.bosch.co.za

 

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04/13/2017 09:36 AM
Bosch sponsors equipment for research mission to Antarctica
13 April 2017
Bosch has joined a range of eminent South African companies in sponsoring equipment for an initiative to conduct research into the Snow Petrel and the near-threatened Emperor Penguin in Antarctica.

Craig Blanckenberg from Solutec, a solutions provider based in Cape Town, travelled to Antarctica onboard the SA Agulhas II, which departed in November last year. He is working alongside a team of scientists investigating the status biology and ecology of these bird species.

As a leading provider of power tools, accessories, and measuring tools, with a strong focus on innovation and ongoing product development, Bosch is proud to be associated with this unique endeavour, according to Sebastian Johannes, Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager.

“We are an environmentally-aware and socially-responsible company, and therefore this sponsorship represents an important contribution on the part of Bosch to the sustainability of the planet and its future generations,” Johannes comments.

This is Blanckenberg’s second trip to Antarctica, having sailed originally in 1992 on the SA Agulhas I to the SANAE base while working for Sea Fisheries. During his latest trip, Blanckenberg is travelling to various international bases to conduct research.

A number of companies have been supportive of Solutec’s latest venture by sponsoring equipment for this vital mission. Apart from Bosch, sponsors include Western Digital, NSSL Global, Canon and GoPro.

“We extend our sincere gratitude to all of these companies for supporting small business in South Africa, in addition to the invaluable research being carried out on the frozen continent,” Blanckenberg concludes.

Ends

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/BoschProfessionalPowerToolsSA

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Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools again launched more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments of 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 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion 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’.

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details
Sebastian Johannes
Bosch Measuring Tools Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651 9600
Email: Sebastian [dot] Johannes [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com
Web: www.bosch.co.za

Media Contact

Jonathan Ducie

NGAGE Public Relations

Phone: (011) 867 7763

Fax: 086 512 3352

Cell: 084 709 0167

Email: jonathan [at] ngage [dot] co [dot] za

Web: www.ngage.co.za

 

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03/27/2017 09:58 AM
World’s most powerful demolition hammer from Bosch
27 March 2017
The world’s most powerful electric breaker has been launched by Bosch for demolition work in concrete, stone, or asphalt. The Bosch GSH 27 VC Professional has an impact energy of 62 joules, with an average material removal rate of 3.2 tons an hour, a 50% increase over the previous model.

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World’s most powerful demolition hammer from Bosch

27 March 2017: The world’s most powerful electric breaker has been launched by Bosch for demolition work in concrete, stone, or asphalt. The Bosch GSH 27 VC Professional has an impact energy of 69 joules, with an average material removal rate of 3.2 tons an hour, a 50% increase over the previous model.

Another major advantage of this breaker that boosts its efficiency is its low vibration of 8 m/s2, due to the vibration-reduced hammer mechanism and decoupled handles, Campbell Mhodi, Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager, points out.

This means that the permitted trigger time of the tool is therefore more than three hours per working day. “All these benefits provide professional tradespeople with fast work progress, as well as more comfortable working conditions, with reduced vibration, even in the toughest applications,” Mhodi comments.

The Bosch GSH 27 VC also sets new standards with regard to lifetime and tool handling. Durability and superior lifespan are guaranteed thanks to the robust construction, which uses high-quality aluminium and steel components.

A brand-new feature is the anti-slip surface on the housing cover, which means that this 27 kg breaker can be propped up against a wall conveniently and safely, or against suitable objects between operations, without any danger of falling over.

“This saves the user the extra expended effort of having to lay down and lift up the tool repeatedly,” Mhodi explains. The tool’s low centre of gravity and ergonomically-shaped, soft-grip handles ensure optimum tool handling.

Optional accessories for the Bosch GSH 27 VC include the new SDS-max RTec Sharp flat chisel and SDS-max pointed chisel. The particularly long, self-sharpening cutting edge of these chisels has been optimised even further for greater material removal in the shortest period possible.

In addition, the high material removal rate is guaranteed to remain unchanged over the entire lifetime of the chisels, which translates into highly-efficient operation without time-consuming resharpening or downtime.

Ends

Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools launched more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments of 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 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion 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’.

Connect with Bosch Power Tools on Social Media to receive the company’s latest news:
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/boschpro_sa?lang=en

 

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details
Campbell Mhodi
Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651 9600
Email: Ninet [dot] Bosman [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com ( Campbell.Mhodi @za.bosch.com)
Web: www.bosch.co.za

 

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Jonathan Ducie

NGAGE Public Relations

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Cell: 084 709 0167

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03/14/2017 11:28 AM
Keep your children busy this Easter with a DIY wooden bunny
14 March 2017
Bosch shows you how to make a decorative toy Easter bunny that is bound to give your children hours of fun, even after the holiday is long over.

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Keep your children busy this Easter with a DIY wooden bunny

14 March 2017: Bosch shows you how to make a decorative toy Easter bunny that is bound to give your children hours of fun, even after the holiday is long over.

This novel Easter bunny has four wooden wheels, making it an ideal toy to keep your children occupied over the holiday period. All that you need for this simple DIY project from Bosch are a cordless PST 18 LI jigsaw and a PSM Primo multi-sander, in addition to a T101A0 curve-cutting saw blade, Bosch Home & Garden Brand Manager Davinia Chikooriehighlights.

Materials required are: a standard pine glued wood panel (80 cm x 30 cm x 1.8 cm), a single pine rod (0.8 cm x 100 cm), one bunny template (see the downloads for this Bosch DIY project), four ready-made wooden discs or wheels about 6 cm in diameter, an eyebolt with a wooden thread, and cord of your choice.

Step 1:

The first step is to apply the template to mark out the outline of the bunny on the glued wood panel using a pencil.

 Step 2:

Fix the glued wood panel to the workbench using a vice so that you can use the jigsaw with the matching curve-cutting saw blade to cut out the bunny shape cleanly. Also cut the rod to the desired length, such as 14 cm for example, with the jigsaw. A handy tip for those who wish to cut out the wheels themselves is to do this from scrap wood using a 6-cm-diameter hole-saw accessory, and then sanding the wheels thoroughly.

Step 3:

Note it is important that the edges be chamfered thoroughly so that the Easter bunny is smooth enough to prevent children from accidentally injuring themselves on it. This is a cinch with the PSM Primo multi-sander from Bosch.

Step 4:

The next step is to fit the wheels. All you need to do is drill holes in the feet and wheels using an 8 mm drill bit. Then slide the rods through both holes, and place the wooden wheels onto the rods. Lastly, screw an eyebolt with a wooden thread into the front axle, and attach a cord to act as a leash for the Easter bunny. Now your children can start playing with your very own DIY wooden Easter bunny!

 

Ends

Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools launched more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments of 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 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion 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’.

Connect with Bosch Power Tools on Social Media to receive the company’s latest news:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoschDIYSouthernAfrica

Twitter (@BoschDIY_SA): https://twitter.com/BoschDIY_SA

 

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details 
Davinia Chikoorie
Bosch Home & Garden Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651-9729
Email: Davinia [dot] Chikoorie [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com
Web: www.bosch.co.za

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NGAGE Public Relations

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03/03/2017 10:08 AM
Bosch grass-and-shrub shear makes light work of gardening
3 March 2017
The handy ISIO III Grass and Shrub Shear from Bosch cuts effortlessly through small hedges, bushes and lawn edges, thanks to its ‘Multi-click’ attachments. These enhance the versatility of the tool, making it suitable for a range of gardening applications.

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Bosch grass-and-shrub shear makes light work of gardening

3 March 2017: The handy ISIO III Grass and Shrub Shear from Bosch cuts effortlessly through small hedges, bushes and lawn edges, thanks to its ‘Multi-click’ attachments. These enhance the versatility of the tool, making it suitable for a range of gardening applications.

The ISIO III is essential for everyday gardening tasks such as grass and shrub shearing, with the distinct advantage of being able to access corners that a lawnmower cannot reach, Bosch Home & Garden Brand Manager Ninet Bosman comments.

The shear features two easy-to-change blade sets, namely an 8-cm-wide edging blade for grass shearing, and a 12-cm-long shape-cutting blade for shrub shearing. Additionally, the ISIO III is equipped with a sprayer for spraying pesticides and water onto plants, a spreader for spreading grass seeds and fertiliser, and an adjustable 80 to 115 cm telescopic handle. This makes the shear perfect for those hard-to-reach areas.

The Special Direct System (SDS) from Bosch means fast and easy accessory change without the need for specialised tools. This multi-functional garden tool from Bosch performs continuously without stalling, thanks to its patented Anti-Blocking System.

Weighing a mere 550 g, the cordless ISO III Grass and Shrub Shear provides extraordinary mobility, allowing for easy angling and precise and accurate cutting. The tool also has a compact and ergonomic design for soft-grip handling and optimum comfort when working.

Powered by an integral 3.6-volt Lithium-ion battery, the ISIO III has a 3.5 hour charging time, with a four-stage LED battery-status indicator clearly displaying the charging state. The operator can work for a solid 50 minutes with a single battery charge.

Ends

Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 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 of 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 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion 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’.

Connect with Bosch Power Tools on Social Media to receive the company’s latest news:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoschDIYSouthernAfrica

Twitter (@BoschDIY_SA): https://twitter.com/BoschDIY_SA

 

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details
Ninet Bosman
Bosch Home and Garden Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651 9802
Email: ninet [dot] bosman [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com
Web: www.bosch.co.za

 

Media Contact

Jonathan Ducie

NGAGE Public Relations

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03/03/2017 09:52 AM
Bosch User experience empowers disabled woodworker
3 March 2017
A donation of power tools from Bosch as part of its ongoing Bosch User Experience has empowered disabled civil engineer Christo Wynand to develop his woodworking skills and earn a living at the same time.

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Bosch User experience empowers disabled woodworker

3 March 2017: A donation of power tools from Bosch as part of its ongoing Bosch User Experience has empowered disabled civil engineer Christo Wynand to develop his woodworking skills and earn a living at the same time.

Bosch donated a GHO 6500 Professional planer and GKS 190 Professional handheld circular saw to Wynand as part of its User Experience programme, which is an ongoing record of its power tools being applied in real-life situations, Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager Campbell Mhodi explains.

The GHO 6500 is a powerful planer with 650 W input power for a fast planing speed. Weighing a mere 2.8 kg, the tool is comfortable to handle during due to its ergonomic cable-free design, together with its convenient lock-on switch for both right- and left-handed users.

The planer has a maximum 2.6 mm cutting depth, and an optimised airflow for wood-chip ejection, resulting in better productivity. It is equipped with two-piece HSS blades that can be resharpened so as to reduce maintenance costs. A robust grooved base plate with parking shoe ensures a secure and safe work surface.

The GKS 190 has 1 400 W input power, the highest rating in its class, for fast sawing progress in soft and hard wood. It has a maximum 70 mm cutting depth, and a 56° bevel capability for increased flexibility. The compact tool design makes for easy handling, while the turbo blower function ensures a dust-free view of the cutting line. An optimised wood-chip enhances visibility of the work surface.

All of these features of the Bosch Professional planer and circular saw stand Wynand in good stead in his new woodworking career, which he embarked upon in 2004, following a tragic accident that left him paralysed. Wynand has produced a wide range of pieces to date, from bird cages and dog houses to wardrobes and kitchen cupboards.

“I have been very impressed with the Bosch tools, which have allowed me to produce woodwork of a significantly higher quality than I would have been able to achieve otherwise. The Bosch tools are also highly efficient, which also reduces the working time dramatically,” Wynand explains.

Such has been Wynand’s success with the Bosch tools, that he plans to expand his woodworking business, and thereby empower additional members of the Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, community in which he resides. “Now that I am equipped with Bosch tools, it will be easy to increase my scope of work,” he concludes.

Ends

Connect with Bosch Power Tools on Social Media to receive the company’s latest news:
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Twitter (@BoschDIY_SA): https://twitter.com/BoschDIY_SABosch

Notes to the Editor
To download hi-res images for this release, please visit http://media.ngage.co.za and click the Bosch link to view the company’s press office.

About Bosch Power Tools
The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers of power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20 000 associates generated sales of €4.5 billion, about 85% of which was 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 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 of 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 31 December 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6 billion 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’.

Browse the NGAGE Media Zone for more client press releases and photographs at http://media.ngage.co.za

 

Bosch Power Tools Contact Details
Campbell Mhodi
Bosch Professional Power Tools Senior Brand Manager
Tel: (011) 651 9600
Email: Ninet [dot] Bosman [at] za [dot] bosch [dot] com ( Campbell.Mhodi @za.bosch.com)
Web: www.bosch.co.za

 

Media Contact

Jonathan Ducie

NGAGE Public Relations

Phone: (011) 867 7763

Fax: 086 512 3352

Cell: 084 709 0167

Email: jonathan [at] ngage [dot] co [dot] za

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