Bosch Warms Up the Jobsite with New Heated Jackets  

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New line provides users with warmth, weather resistance and convenient USB charging portal


Mt. Prospect, Ill., August 8, 2013 – Bosch Power Tools is heating up jobsites this fall with the launch of the company’s first 12V Max heated jacket and battery holster/controller USB power backup. The PSJ120 12V Max Heated Jacket is designed to keep outdoor contractors and mobile technicians warm and protected from the elements, while also offering a convenient built-in battery backup power source – the BHB120 – to keep USB-compatible cell phones and other important electronics charged and ready to go.


The jacket features three quick warming core heat zones – two chest and one back – that start warming in a matter of minutes and provide up to six hours of heated runtime on low heat level with a 2.0 Ah battery.


A three-level heat controller button on the jacket’s chest lights up in red, green and blue to denote heat levels of high, medium and low, respectively. The PSJ120 is compatible with all Bosch 12V Max batteries (available separately), including the new 4.0 Ah BAT420.


This jobsite-ready jacket is designed with high quality materials that are water and wind resistant for maximum warmth and flexibility. A full-zip, high-collar design and adjustable sleeves and waist shield users from cool fall and winter winds, while reflective features increase visibility in early morning or late evening hours. Five large, convenient pockets easily stow on-the-go materials and keep hands warm. Pockets include one BHB120 storage pocket, two hand pockets, one cell phone chest pocket and one large document pocket.


The BHB120 delivers 12V Max power to the heated jacket and provides battery backup to cell phones, MP3 players and most other USB-charged personal electronics (5VDC/1A max output). An all-metal belt clip allows users to store the BHB120 in their jacket pocket or on their belt when used separately. It features durable outer housing and a compact design that is hardly noticeable in a jacket pocket.


The PSJ120 is offered in six sizes, small-3XL, and will be available in October through authorized dealers nationwide. It includes the BHB120 Battery Holster/Controller and retails for a suggested price of $179 (S-XXL) and $189 (3XL).


Batteries are sold separately, and new Bosch users who do not already own a Bosch 12V Max battery are encouraged to purchase the SKC120-102 starter kit, including the BAT414 and charger, for a suggested price of $49. Available separately, the BHB120 retails for a suggested price of $39. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.


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About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros ($67.2 billion) in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide.

The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.


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, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011.  For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.


About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation:

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American power tool, accessory and lawn and garden divisions 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. With 18,000 employees worldwide and 3,500 in North America, the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories, laser and optical leveling and range finding tools, and garden and watering equipment. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.boschtools.com, www.dremel.com, www.skiltools.com, www.rotozip.com, www.cstberger.com, www.vermontamerican.com, www.gilmour.com, www.lrnelson.com.