Bosch Power Tools, with founding partners; FEIN and Rothenberger, has announced that AMPShare – Powered by Bosch is now available in the U.S. and Canada. It follows the EU launch of the platform in 2022. This global multi-brand battery alliance advances these companies' shared vision for battery efficiency, offering trade professionals the widest reaching 18V power system that's compatible across brands, applications and countries.
"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 being used in North America. 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 18V battery platform with additional cordless tools.
The AMPShare branded battery platform will begin rolling into various retailers and distribution partners throughout the U.S. and Canada from 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 visit AMPShare.com/us/en.