Bosch Power Tools Reinvents Beloved Jobsite Radio with Two New Models
Designed with durability in mind, Bosch releases a new 18V radio with a power station along with a compact version of the radio for maximum portability

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (July 20, 2021) – Bosch Power Tools, announced two new iterations of its jobsite radio, the GPB18V-5C, an 18V Jobsite Radio with Bluetooth® 5.0 and Power Station, and the GPB18V-2C, an 18V Compact Jobsite Radio with Bluetooth® 5.0. Both designed with durability, flexibility, and portability in mind, these radios are built for even the roughest jobsite environments and their uses even extend well beyond the jobsite.

Both jobsite radios have several ways to connect and listen to music, including Bluetooth® 5.0 providing connection to music streaming services or stored songs via mobile device. With a USB charging capability, mobile devices will stay charged and ready at all times.

“This is an update to our beloved jobsite radio making access to controls and features easier and more intuitive while continuing to provide features and functions users love,” said Jocelyn Cronin, Product Manager for Bosch Power Tools. “We designed these models to give the market an upgraded durable radio with high quality sound and extended connectivity, while also offering a more portable, compact option. The professionals that use our tools work incredibly hard and we wanted to our radios to be as jobsite-tough as they are and add a little extra joy to their workdays and weekends.”

The GPB18V-5C offers convenience and flexibility with four 120V AC power outlets to power lights, tools, electronics and more. Its rugged design provides a protective aluminum and rubber roll cage built to last on even the toughest jobsites. Additional features include:

  • 360-degree stereo sound – Four-way speakers with integrated subwoofer create high-quality, powerful stereo sound that projects in all directions
  • Hybrid power – Runs on Bosch's 18V Lithium-ion batteries or included 120V AC power cord
  • Digital media bay – Large secure storage for most mobile devices
  • Personalized sound – Includes separate bass and treble controls as well as five equalizer presets

The GPB18V-2C is the compact version of the jobsite radio built with the same quality and durability. For environments where portability is key, this compact radio features handles and a hanging hook, along with a dust- and moisture-resistant design. Additional features include:

  • High-Performance Speakers – Feature enhanced bass response, delivering outstanding clarity and sound quality
  • Speakerphone – Conduct hands-free calls with integrated Bluetooth® speakerphone function
  • True Wireless Stereo (TWS) – Pair with second GPB18V-2C making one unit left speaker and second right speaker for wider stereo sound field
  • Hybrid Power – Runs on Bosch’s 18V Lithium-ion batteries or included AC/DC adapter
  • Convenient Handles and Hanging Hook – Easy transport and placement at the jobsite, workshop, or wherever you play


For more information on the new jobsite radios and other Bosch products, visit our new Press Room at or connect with Bosch Power Tools on Facebook and Instagram.


About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 34,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2020. According to preliminary figures, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.1 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 394,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of $87.1 billion in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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 subsidiary and regional companies in 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 126 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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