Bosch Continues Investment in Laser Distance Measuring with the Introduction of the GLR225

New GLR225 offers legendary Bosch precision and unparalleled performance

Mount Prospect, Ill., August 20, 2010 – Bosch Measuring Tools today introduced the latest addition to its award-winning line of laser measuring tools. The new Bosch GLR225 laser distance measurer delivers versatility and best-in-class accuracy in a package small enough to fit in a pocket or tool pouch. Able to perform a wide variety of distance measuring tasks, the GLR225 is ideal for builders, remodelers, project estimators, appraisers, architects, flooring contractors, interior decorators, plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors, real estate agents and more.

Bosch’s GLR225 offers the longest range and best accuracy in its class, with a range of up to 230 feet and an accuracy of 0.06 in. at 33 ft. The 230-foot range will satisfy most interior and exterior applications. For added versatility, the GLR225 gives users the flexibility of measuring from four distinct reference points – from the front or back of the laser, from a 1/16” threaded tripod mount or from a swing-out extension pin, which is ideal for measuring from corners or inside channels.

Key to the GLR225’s usefulness in a variety of applications is its ability to calculate measurements in seven different modes – length, area, volume, minimum/maximum, continuous, indirect length and multi-surface area measurements. The minimum/maximum mode allows users to determine the minimum and maximum distance from a fixed reference point. In continuous measurement mode, the GLR225 automatically adjusts measurements while the user is walking off distances, ideal for project estimating applications. The unique indirect length mode allows the user to calculate inaccessible distances that cannot be measured directly (due to an obstruction of lack of reflecting surface) using the Pythagorean theorem. Finally, the multi-surface area mode calculates the total area of several individual surfaces with a common length or height. Even after measurements have been calculated, the GLR225 offers further versatility with its ability to show results in inches, feet/inches, decimal feet and metric.

With focus on time savings and efficiency, users of all types will greatly benefit from the accuracy and versatility the GLR225 offers.

Bosch’s GLR225 comes complete with a soft belt-loop case, a hand strap and four AAA batteries. Optional accessories include Laser View-Enhancing Glasses (DLA001) and a Laser View-Enhancing Target (DLA002). The GLR225 will be available this June through authorized Bosch distributors nationwide. To find out more or to find a local dealer, users may visit or call 877-BOSCH-99.

About Bosch Measuring Tools:
Bosch Measuring Tools is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 4,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit

About Bosch Group:
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 271,000 associates generated sales of 46.3 billion euros (over $63 billion) in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 70 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with reported sales of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2007. For more information on the company, visit