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 Bosch battery technology remains at the heart of the system. According to Dr. Christoph Weiss, CEO of Fein, the 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 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 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.