Powered by Bosch Launches in the U.S. and Canada Expanding Compatibility to Brands like FEIN and Rothenberger
New Multi-Brand Battery Alliance to Provide Power Tool Users with Maximum Power, Reliability, and Tool Compatibility
MT. PROSPECT, IL. (May 16, 2023) – Today, Bosch Power Tools, with founding partners; FEIN and Rothenberger, announced the launch of AMPShare – Powered by Bosch now available in the U.S. and Canada. This global multi-brand battery alliance advances these companies’ shared vision for battery efficiency, offering trade professionals the best and widest reaching 18V power system that’s compatible across brands, applications, and even countries. This launch expands on the previously launched AMPShare platform in the EU in 2022.
“At Bosch, we remain committed to making hard work easier for professional workers by delivering quality products, offering full-system solutions and equipping a truly cordless jobsite,” said Robert Hesse, President and CEO of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “AMPShare is the creation of our common vision to create power efficiencies for workers, no matter the task at hand, and pushing industry technology forward. It’s a cordless system that professional workers can build on.”
AMPShare – Powered by Bosch will be launching in the U.S. and Canada with founding partners; Bosch Power Tools NA, FEIN Power Tools US, and Rothenberger USA. In addition to these founding partners, 12 additional brands join the Alliance with products launching in 2023 and/or 2024: HONSEL, Ledlenser, Mato, Medmix Cox and MK, Orgapack and Signode, PerfectPro, Steinel, Bosch Rexroth Corp, Titan, and Wagner.
The AMPShare battery is the current Bosch 18V battery that workers in the U.S. and Canada have relied on. The physical batteries have been updated to include the AMPShare branding. Alliance member brands are adopting this battery platform for selected tools, thus increasing the platform’s compatibility by allowing professionals to use the same powerful 18V battery platform with additional cordless tools.
Through the AMPShare – Powered by Bosch alliance, the founding partners are setting industry standards built for workers. “As a leading manufacturer in our industry, our team at Rothenberger is proud to bring an expertise in joining, installing, and maintaining pipes to the AMPShare alliance,” said Kevin Rewerts, President and Managing Director at Rothenberger USA. “Focused on creating maximized value for our user through the quality of our products, AMPShare allows us to provide the best pipe tools, including batteries, with extended compatibility and leading technology to power a range of products.”
For the team at FEIN, the AMPShare – Powered by Bosch alliance represents another milestone within its collaboration with Bosch Power Tools, following the joint-creation of the Starlock universal mount system for oscillating multi-tools in 2016. “AMPShare is a natural evolution of our partnership with Bosch, with whom we share the drive to discover and elevate powerful solutions,” said Bill Craig, President of FEIN Power Tools U.S. “Through AMPShare, we can strengthen our lineup of cordless tools and reinforce our vision. We look forward to bringing that to users across the North American market throughout 2023.”
Features and Benefits
A battery platform to build on, the AMPShare – Powered by Bosch alliance aims to make the tough workday easier and promote a cordless jobsite. The AMPShare – Powered by Bosch battery system offers advantages including extensive compatibility, advanced battery design and fast charging to support workers across a variety of applications.
• Compatibility: The AMPShare – Powered by Bosch batteries are compatible with select and newly launching tools in the multi-brand alliance, including the current and future Bosch 18V system.
• Leading Battery Technology: Within the AMPShare System, a range of batteries with CORE18V technology delivers an optimal power-to-weight ratio, high-power performance, and COOLPACK 2.0 heat management technology for longer lifetime compared to AMPShare batteries without this technology.
• Professional Expertise: Created by the expert brands in their respective fields, users can be confident in the AMPShare – Powered by Bosch system when used across applications.
• Save Time, Money & Space: Leveraging AMPShare batteries across applications and tools allows users to save space in their toolbox, as well as time and money through fewer battery and charger purchases.
The AMPShare branded battery platform will begin rolling into various retailers and distribution partners throughout the U.S. and Canada beginning in June. Current Bosch Power Tools batteries and AMPShare alliance products are compatible with the AMPShare battery, as well as future Bosch Power Tools products launched in 2023 and beyond. FEIN users will be able to use the AMPShare battery system on MULTIMASTER 500 and 700 oscillating multitools to start, with additional tools in various categories coming soon. Rothenberger will offer AMPShare compatibility on select battery-powered products including its press tool, bending tool and vacuum pump in 2024.
Power tool users are encouraged to stay tuned for specific brand announcements on tool compatibility with the AMPShare platform from current alliance-member brands and those to join.
For more information on AMPShare – Powered by Bosch, visit BoschTools.com/AMPShare or the Bosch Power Tools Press Room at pressroom.boschtools.com.