MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (April 29, 2021) – Bosch Power Tools, the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories, shared today that its X-lock quick-change angle grinder technology has been adopted by more than 40 accessory providers around the world.
“Bosch Power Tools designed X-lock to make accessory changes quicker and more efficient on the jobsite, whether the user is working with a Bosch grinder or another X-lock compatible product,” said Sara Davidson, product manager for Bosch Power Tools. “Innovation has long been a focus for us, and we continue to engineer and manufacture tools and accessories with the primary objective of simplifying the experience for end users across the industry.”
Designed and brought to market by Bosch Power Tools in 2019, X-lock is the world’s first quick-change angle grinder technology, eliminating the need for spanner wrenches or flange nuts when changing wheel mounts. The X-lock mount offers a wheel change up to five times faster than conventional interfaces, cutting downtime and boosting productivity on the jobsite. Most Bosch X-lock wheels are backwards compatible with standard 7/8 in. mounts.
Most recently, Bosch Power Tools unveiled the PROFACTOR™ 18V Spitfire Angle Grinder, featuring X-lock technology and powered by Bosch’s CORE18V™ battery platform and BITURBO Brushless™ technology.
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 www.boschtools.com.
Bosch in North America
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.www.boschusa.com.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 35,400 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2018. In 2018 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14.5 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros ($92.7 billion) in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 create solutions for a connected life. 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 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.
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