Bosch Cordless Tools

Tool Power 101: The Advantages of Cordless Power Tools

Every carpenter and craftsman is always on the hunt for tools that are durable, compact and versatile. To meet the demands of its loyal consumers, leading power tool brand Bosch continues to offer its excellent range of power tools, while focusing its efforts on customer orientation.

Cordless power tools are continuing to transform the way handymen work, enabling more people to do repairs and projects for their own jobs or leisure. A lightweight, ergonomically-designed, and versatile ready-to-use option that increases ease of use, it is easy to see why handymen are making the switch from corded to cordless tools. Bosch shares some advantages in using the Bosch cordless system.

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Convenience

Convenience is a huge plus in owning cordless tools. Whether in the garage, shelf, or case, cordless tools are easy to store. As they are battery-powered, independence from wires and cables has become an attractive benefit among users. This is especially useful for doing multiple jobs in areas– including outdoors — where electricity is remotely accessed. Its portability provides an additional advantage in rendering construction projects or repairs in cramped and distant places.

Power efficiency

With Bosch’s lithium-ion technology that powers its cordless tools, users are offered a powerful and long-lasting, high-quality battery that enables maximum performance to get the job done faster. The lithium-ion battery supplies consistent levels of exertion from start to finish at a long runtime. Cordless tools with lithium-ion technology are light and compact but big in power, providing maximum energy needed for heavy-duty jobs that require consistent power, load, and charge.  Its advances in battery technology make every cordless tool ready to use any time. Bosch cordless tools have a one-battery-fits-all system dedicated to achieve maximum freedom of movement with its lightweight composition, and all-out power that requires no frequent recharging. 

Versatility

Through the years, tools have evolved from manual drilling guns to innovative cordless power tools. With its improved technology, upgraded models, and accessories, cordless power tools are more reliable in various applications. Users can work their way even through the strongest material minus the sweat. Be it for big building projects or house fixing, cordless tools are tailored to meet limitless demands. 

Productivity

Cordless tools have made leaps and bounds for productivity thanks to its highly-capable lithium-ion batteries and ergonomic industrial design. Cordless tools also feature special functions, such as a built-in light, which are intended to maximize comfort particularly in odd areas beyond reach. These improvements allow users to save up time and expenses from too much work. 

The ease of use plus the quality performance is what makes Bosch the ultimate power tool companion for budding and expert craftsmen. Driven by the promise to offer first-class tools, Bosch is relentless in developing reliable, powerful and robust cordless tools guaranteed to achieve professional results.

In line with the efforts in sharing the wonders of Bosch Cordless System to its end users, the world market leader in portable tools launched a nationwide promo that offers 20% outright discount on Bosch cordless tools, batteries, chargers, and cases. As a way to continually enrich the experience of its loyal consumers, first 20 customers in each participating stores will win a Php 5,000 cash voucher for every purchase of Bosch cordless set consisting of at least one (1) bare tool, one (1) battery and one (1) charger. Promo is ongoing until July 31, 2015.

For more information about the Bosch Cordless System visit www.bosch-pt.com.ph and www.powertool-portal.com. To know more about the promo, like Bosch Philippines on Facebook and follow @BoschPH on Twitter.

 

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Automated driving: Future technologies driving current Bosch growth

  • Booming market for driver assistance systems will usher in automated driving
  • Bosch expects driver assistance systems to generate sales of one billion euros in 2016
  • In 2014, Bosch delivered more than 50 million surround sensors for the first time
  • Bosch expects to manufacture its ten-millionth radar sensor (77 GHz) in 2016
  • Increasing automation has the potential to cut accident rates by up to another third in Germany alone

Stuttgart – For Bosch, automated driving is not just a pipe dream. The supplier of technology and services is already achieving commercial and technological success in this area today.

“Automated driving will be ushered in by the booming market for driver assistance,” says Dr. Dirk Hoheisel, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Bosch’s sales in this field are currently increasing by a third every year.  Hoheisel adds: “In 2016, our sales in driver assistance will exceed one billion euros.” As a systems supplier and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, Bosch benefits especially from its broad product portfolio.

From powertrain to connectivity – Bosch provides everything from a single source

Like barely any other automotive supplier, Bosch is an expert in all the technologies needed for automated driving.  These include not just the powertrain, brakes, and steering, but also sensors, navigation systems, and connectivity solutions inside and outside the car.

As Hoheisel says: “Bosch develops everything, from the individual components to the entire system.”

For example, Bosch sensors are in great demand: Last year, the company set a new record by selling more than 50 million surround sensors for driver assistance systems. The number of radar and video sensors sold doubled in 2014 – and will do so again in 2015. When it comes to the radar sensors used in systems such as ACC adaptive cruise control, Bosch leads the market worldwide. Its ten-millionth radar sensor (77 GHz) is expected to roll off the line this coming year.

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Some 2,000 engineers work on driver assistance at Bosch

The number of associates Bosch employs in this field attests to the growing success that the company enjoys.  Currently, about 2,000 engineers are working on refining driver assistance systems at Bosch.  That’s a good 700 more than just two years ago.  Driver assistance systems serve as the basis for automated driving.  Even today, they are helping drivers change lanes, stay in their lane, and brake when encountering an obstacle.

But development doesn’t stop there: a European automaker is now offering production vehicles that feature not only assistance systems for taking evasive actions and turning against oncoming traffic, but also the Bosch traffic jam assistant. “As we move toward self-driving cars, we will be premiering many new assistance systems,” Hoheisel says. The insights and experience that Bosch gains from these will feed directly into the development of automated driving, giving it some serious momentum.

In 2020, cars should be driving themselves on the freeway – just as Bosch prototypes have been doing on the A81 in Germany and US Interstate 280 since the beginning of 2013.  However, if this is to happen, the legal framework will have to keep pace with technological developments.

Currently, there is a legal constraint in the form of the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968, which dictates that drivers must retain control of their vehicle at all times. In other words, highly automated driving is not yet legal.  Nonetheless, there are signs of impending changes to the regulations that apply both in Germany and in many other countries. One possibility would allow automated driving so long as the driver is able to override or disable it.

Discussions are underway on how to revise the regulations to permit this exception.  But validation puts up another obstacle: using current methods, an autopilot system has to complete several million kilometers’ worth of testing before it can be released for production.  Bosch is working on new approaches here as well.

Automated driving improves safety, efficiency, and comfort

For Bosch, automated driving is about making road traffic safer. Every year, an estimated 1.3 million people around the world are killed in road accidents. In 90 percent of cases, the accident can be attributed to human error. “In critical traffic situations, the right support can save lives,” Hoheisel says.

Bosch accident research predicts that increasing automation can lower accident rates even further – by up to a third in Germany alone. And automated driving makes road traffic not only safer, but also more efficient. U.S. studies indicate that applying predictive driving strategies when on the freeway can result in fuel savings of up to 39 percent. However, a car with an autopilot also opens up a new driving experience – it becomes a home on wheels.

The Philippines is Bosch’s fastest growing market in Southeast Asia

„ Sales growth of 45 percent to USD 42.5 million (32 million euros) in 2014

  • „ Bosch celebrates 20-year anniversary of Manila office
  • „ Local operations for Drive and Control division established
  • „ Typhoon Yolanda reconstruction projects completed

Manila, Philippines – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, closed its 2014 fiscal year with USD 42.5 million (32 million euros)* in consolidated sales in the Philippines. Compared to the year before, the company achieved a double-digit growth of more than 45 percent, making the Philippines the fastest growing market for Bosch in Southeast Asia.

The strong growth is based on the successful performance of the company’s power tools and automotive businesses, along with significant contributions from its security systems business which formally established local operations in 2014. As of April 2015, Bosch had increased its workforce in the Philippines to nearly 400 associates.

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(2) R-L Bosch Philippines Automotive Aftermarket Country Sales Manager Paolo Duarte, Bosch Philippines Managing Director Andrew Powell, Bosch Philippines Power Tools Country Sales Director William Go

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our office in Manila, Bosch remains strongly committed to the Philippine market through continued product and service diversification, employment growth, compelling social and sustainability programs, trainings, and partnerships,” said Andrew Powell, managing director of Bosch in the Philippines. “For 2015, we expect further sales growth in the country based on an increased demand for our innovative products ‘invented for life’,” Powell added.

Recognized as the Philippines’ most competitive city and dubbed by the United Nations as one of nine ‘Emerging Cities of Tomorrow’, Cagayan de Oro is earmarked as the third Bosch business hub location outside of Metro Manila, set to open before the end of the year. The up-and-coming city provides easy access to a large concentration of markets in Northern Mindanao, including mining and energy. In 2013, Bosch expanded its operations into Visayas and Mindanao with the opening of its Cebu and Davao business hubs respectively.

Positive development across all business sectors

Buoyed by robust investments in the property development market, Bosch´s Consumer Goods business sector achieved its eighth consecutive year of double-digit growth in the Philippines. To tap on the country’s growing DIY market, a new line of rotary tools was introduced in 2014 under the Dremel brand.

The Mobility Solutions business sector, formerly known as Automotive Technology, experienced a double-digit sales increase in the Philippines compared to the year before. The sector expanded its distribution network and broadened its product portfolio in the country to include gasoline systems components and batteries. In addition, the number of Bosch Car Service and Diesel Centers has been increased to a total of 40 workshops over the course of the year.

The Energy and Building Technology business sector encountered an encouraging 2014, with its Security Systems division securing notable projects within its first year of local operations. Dubbed as the world’s largest indoor arena, the Philippine Arena in Bulacan boasts of 28 hangs of line array speakers and 56 passive loudspeaker systems – which makes it one of the division’s largest projects to date. The Security Systems division also installed 2,000 public address and background music speakers in the City of Dreams, a prime hotel and entertainment development project in the heart of the nation’s capital. Both projects utilized solutions under the Electro-Voice pro-audio equipment brand.

In 2015, the Industrial Technology business sector will commence local operations of its Drive and Control division. Specializing in linear motion for industrial applications, the division will begin making its line of machinery available to the Philippine market under the Bosch Rexroth brand.

Rebuilding the community

Bosch embarked on Tindog Pilipinas, a rebuilding program for Typhoon Yolanda- stricken communities. The program included the construction of an elementary school and a library in Daanbantayan, Cebu, which were completed in late 2014. At the beginning of June 2015, Bosch Philippines inaugurated a computer laboratory for Alang-Alang Agro-Industrial School, and a math and science center for Alang-Alang National High School, under its Tindog Pilipinas initiative.

An industrial center for Tanauan II Central School in Leyte will be completed and turned over in early July. Furthermore, Bosch will be working closely with the schools to develop learning modules suitable for K-12 applications in the coming months.  2014 also saw the completion of Bosch’s Paint The Town Red project, through which Bosch constructed basketball courts for underserved barangays nationwide, turning over the 56th court in Yolanda-stricken Tacloban City.

Bosch Group business outlook for 2015

The Bosch Group expects global sales to grow within an exchange rate-adjusted range of 3 to 5 percent in 2015.

Speaking at the company’s recent annual press conference in Germany, the Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said: “Our economic and technological strength in established business fields is enabling us to tap into new market segments.” Web-enabled products and internet-based services are one of the focal points of the company’s future business. “We are driving connectivity forward in all our business sectors and playing an active role in shaping it,” Denner added.

In 2014, Bosch launched many new products and connected solutions, including software solutions for smart heating systems and buildings as well as for connected industry and connected mobility. With the complete acquisitions of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH and Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH, Bosch has strengthened its position in the fields of smart homes and automated driving.

In Asia Pacific, Bosch grew its sales 17 percent (19 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects) in 2014, to USD 14.3 billion (13 billion euros). At just under 27 percent of total sales revenue, the region’s share of sales reached a new high. Sales growth was especially strong in China, rising a nominal

27 percent to USD 7 billion (6.4 billion euros). The company achieved a year on year sales growth of around seven percent in Southeast Asia by generating USD 893 million (672 million).