Bosch made Toolstop Power Tool Oscars history by becoming the first company to win the award, a victory Tony Higgins described as the moment of a lifetime.
Bosch won the 'battle of the power tools' at the Toolstop ceremony, with their Bosch GOP10.8V-LI Multitool.
Boschs best power tool gong was greeted with loud cheers from the star-studded audience in Uddingston, home to Toolstop. Wembley arena had been booked to accomodate the prestigious award ceremony, but the adverse weather conditions had conspired against the organisers, hence the venue being transfered to Toolstop's UK HQ.
The 1st Annual Power Tool Oscars, hosted by Neil Bruce and Mark Hunter, saw bookies favourite Makita come runners-up with the Makita BJV180Z 18 volt lithium ion Jigsaw.
It meant Bosch's GOP10.8V-LI Multitool took 42% of the 286 votes, pipping Makita's 34%.
Speaking at the ceremony via live video link-up, Bosch's Blue Professional power tools product manager, Marcel Reissmann, said “this is excellent news, we have been following the poll closely and are delighted with the outcome.”
Bosch representative Tony Higgins looked surprised to receive the award and appeared to be shaking with emotion by the time the the results were read out.
This really is – theres no way to describe it – its the moment of a lifetime, he said on receiving the gong.
See full details of the Power Tool Oscars on our poll.