Ramirent trials Bosch attachments link-up

By Murray Pollok17 March 2008

Ramirent's Karlskrona depot in Sweden is trialing a new arrangement for selling power tool consumables. The company is working with a single supplier – Robert Bosch – to consolidate virtually all its power tool drill bits, saw blades and other tool consumables.

Bosch has a total offering of around 11000 tool accessories – of which 80-85% are produced by Bosch – and Ramirent is taking around 150 lines of its products at the Karlskrona location.

Jan Samuelsson, manager of Robert Bosch's new rental sales division in Sweden, tells IRN that the trial started at the start of the summer. “They wanted one partner to work with – they could have over 15, but it helps to have one. We can take care of all the accessories.” Bosch says it can offer appropriate accessories for all but the most specialist power tools.

The initiative over consumables is one element of a new strategy for rental being taken by Bosch in Sweden. The company established the rental sales division at the start of this year, says Mr Samuelsson, with the aim of dealing directly with the big rental clients. He says the division is able to provide the level of aftermarket support and rapid response that rental companies require.

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