Just when you thought you could sit back and relax in the knowledge that the power tool world had just moved into the 4Ah arena, Metabo have moved on again!
Metabo were first to the market with their 4Ah batteries in January 2012 but in May 2013 they will be launching 5.2 Ah batteries for their range of 18 volt cordless power tools.
Our Power Tool Spy was on hand to bring us this news released today in Germany and reported that these batteries will give users an extra 30% runtime per charged battery.
Known as Ultra-M technology, this battery provides 100% compatibility with your current range of Metabo 18v tools and also comes with the famour Metabo 3 year XXL warranty.
Here is the full press release:
In April Metabo will be the first manufacturer in the world to introduce 5.2 Ah battery packs to the cordless market.
We at Metabo have made it our duty to improve our products and today we are able to announce yet another world first. You may have experienced first hand our successful introduction of our 4.0 Ah battery packs; the first manufacturer worldwide to introduce this technology with 18v.
With this excellent technology, a unique promotion programme and thanks to you, we were able to significantly expand our position on the UK market for cordless tools and push the Metabo brand further towards the top.
Your reactions to this introduction were overwhelmingly positive – an incentive for us to continue to pursue the path of innovation leader. Therefore we are very happy today to introduce to you another world first from Metabo:
With effect from May 1st (from April in Germany) our new battery pack generation with 5.2 Ah will be available for all Metabo cordless power tools with 18 Volt.
Compared to 4.0 Ah, this new battery pack generation offers an additional 30% of performance, thus taking you 30% further with just one battery charge. Compared to our 3.0 Ah battery packs, the increase in performance even amounts to 75%.
Again we have used our battery pack know-how that we built up over 30 years and lead by virtue of the Ultra-M technology to venture into a new dimension of performance.
The Ultra-M technology, at present the most powerful and best Li-Ion battery management system worldwide in terms of service life of the battery pack, combines maximum performance with highest service life of the battery packs, 100% compatibility with the battery packs of the same design from our range and sustainability with focus on future Metabo battery packs.
Furthermore, we offer our unlimited 3-year warranty on the new 5.2 Ah battery packs which again is unique on the market.
At the same time Metabo will introduce a further platform into its cordless programme with a new LT range, which will complete our 3 tier 14,4v and 18v range providing Li, LT and of course LTX models.
LT models will host the 4.0Ah as standard and key product in LTX will host 5.2Ah.
At the same time a full pick and mix programme of LT & LTX with 4.0Ah and 5.2Ah starter packs will be available together with approx 20 new combo packs and some new innovative accessories.
Promotion documentation to help you and your customers to enter the 5.2 Ah world of products will be sent to your shortly. This information will also be useful to get you started with the marketing of the world first 5.2 Ah 18v programme.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to providing yet another sales generating leap in cordless technology.
With kind regards
Horst W. Garbrecht Martin Aplin
Chief Executive Officer Managing Director Metabo UK