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Revolutionary System Guarantees Leak-Free Watering

Patented New Technology Saves Homeowners and Gardeners Time and Money

PEORIA, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- Addressing the No.1 frustration of gardeners and homeowners everywhere, sister brands Gilmour and Nelson's new LeakFree system guarantees watertight connections for completely leak-free watering.

Available just in time for spring watering and cleaning projects, the LeakFree watering system is designed to save users both time and money, while keeping them dry in the process.

"The right tools can make all the difference in creating a yard that leaves a lasting impression," says Alan Luxmore, host of A&E's hit television show Fix This Yard. "The LeakFree watering system completely eliminates leaking connections, thus, making watering more efficient and enjoyable. And the end result? Happy homeowners reveling in the success of their landscaping project."

Innovative technology
Years in the making, LeakFree distinguishes itself from other leak-resistant products through its patented triple-seal technology that prevents leaks at all connection points: faucet to hose to watering tool. In addition, a built-in automatic shutoff valve stops the flow of water to keep users dry while changing watering tools, such as nozzle to sprinkler.

This first-to-market system offers another practical benefit: tool-less assembly. In just a few seconds, users can simply push, turn and lock the LeakFree components in place to ensure a watertight seal.

The double-action locking mechanism is designed to withstand years of wear and tear. Durable metal casing around internal seals limits their exposure to the elements, thus, extending the life of the product, which is protected by a 7-year limited guarantee.

"The LeakFree watering system brings true innovation to the market and into consumers' homes," says Shandrus Hohne de Carvalho, global marketing director at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. "The entire system was designed with the homeowner and gardener in mind in order to simplify what traditionally has been a frustrating task."

A complete system
Both the LeakFree by Gilmour and LeakFree by Nelson product lines feature a starter kit that includes all the necessary fundamentals for a leak-free watering experience from start to finish: a LeakFree adjustable spray nozzle, a 50-foot LeakFree heavy-duty hose and LeakFree faucet-to-hose connector.

The LeakFree family also offers these innovative products:

  • 75-foot and 100-foot heavy duty hoses
  • multi-pattern watering nozzle
  • oscillating sprinkler
  • impulse sprinkler
  • power jet wand

"These watering tools are uniquely designed to work hand-in-hand and will only connect to other LeakFree products," says Hohne de Carvalho. "LeakFree is more than a hose or a nozzle. This is a complete system designed to bring a new level of satisfaction to a watering/cleaning experience, thus, delighting consumers as a result."

The LeakFree system will be available beginning spring 2014 at home centers and garden supply stores nationwide. The LeakFree starter kit retails for a suggested price of $59.99.

To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit www.gilmourleakfree.com, or www.homedepot.com/nelsonleakfree starting in March or call 1-800-458-0107.

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 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euro ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. 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.

Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 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 on the global organization is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, and http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures. Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812 (or 16.96406 MXN or $1.36837 CAD).

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, www.bosch.ca, and www.boschusa.com.

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 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 3,350 in North America, the global Power Tools Division is the 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.robertboschtoolcorporation.com, www.gilmour.com, or www.lrnelson.com.

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