TOWSON, MD January 18, 2024 – DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) brand and leader in total jobsite solutions, today announced the launch of DEWALT POWERSHIFT™, a groundbreaking equipment system to optimize the workflow of concrete jobsites through electrification. Designed to meet the critical needs of concrete professionals – power, runtime, and ergonomics – the electrified line will allow users to transition away from gas-powered equipment, without compromising efficiency and performance. The system, made up of six concrete tools, streamlines the full concrete application through use of the same DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ 554 WH battery and high-speed charger across all tools. It is backed by DEWALT’s powerhouse portfolio of complimentary tools, accessories, and technology.
“As we kick off DEWALT’s 100th anniversary year, our guiding principle of making pros more productive holds strong with the launch of DEWALT POWERSHIFT™,” said Frank Mannarino, President, Power Tools Group, Stanley Black & Decker. “DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ is launching at a time when the industry is increasingly preparing for electrification, particularly as construction sites respond to statewide legislation aimed at phasing out gas-powered tools. As part of this effort, DEWALT is providing a solution that electrifies the concrete workflow to maximize cost and time savings, while minimizing the environmental impact for the user. These user advantages are paramount to innovating in accordance with our purpose to empower Those Who Make the World.”
The DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Plate Compactor provides 3,370ft lbs. of force through its 15.7-in. plate with controls that are mounted on an ergonomic folding handle for increased user control and comfort.
The DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Powerpack can be activated remotely through wireless tool control and carried with an over-body high-vis harness for easy transport.
The DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Rammer features 2,660 ft. lbs. of impact force with antivibration insulators and mounted controls on the ergonomic two-position handle.
The DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Power Screed features fully adjustable handles for customizable height and width in addition to ambidextrous controls that can be mounted on either handle.
The DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Backpack Vibrator is lightweight at only 25 lbs. with the DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ battery installed and features a durable roll cage with fully adjustable hi-vis harness.
The DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Core Drill & Stand are designed with close wall or ceiling clearance. Part of the DEWALT PERFORM & PROTECT™ line of tools, the drill features anti-rotation technology to prevent over rotation in a bind up situation.
The DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ line will launch at the World of Concrete Trade Show in Las Vegas (Silver Lot, booth 030958) on January 23 with the following products:
As a crucial component of DEWALT’s total workflow solution, the DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ line delivers fully integrated connectivity with the DEWALT Site Manager app, providing users with data on asset management, tool location, utilization, and safety. In addition, Converge’s AI-based platform ConcreteDNA, powered by data from DEWALT's wireless concrete sensors, interprets real-time data allowing users to observe compressive strength gain of concrete and to predict when it will reach critical strength.
Other new product innovation will be showcased at the DEWALT booth, including TOUGHSYSTEM® 2.0 DXL™, a new modular system made up of four 30-in. products – a worktop, two-drawer unit, deep drawer and dolly – that combine to create an organized mobile solution keeping users productive on the job.
Taking a Pulse on the Shift to Electrification
To better understand the opportunities and challenges of electrifying the jobsites of the future, DEWALT conducted a survey, “Power Pulse,” which polled construction industry professionals, including decision makers and skilled craftworkers. The survey found that 89% of construction professionals are confident that their construction sites are adequately fitted for the transition to fully electric-powered tools.
Survey data among construction professionals ultimately disproved broad misconceptions around electric-powered tools’ efficiency and runtime. While pros commonly cited power supply (44%) and tool durability (39%) as concerns regarding electric-powered tools, 68% of respondents who switched to these tools on jobsites say it has allowed them to complete projects up to two to three times faster compared to gas-powered tools. Furthermore, 72% of electric-powered tool users say they are either satisfied or very satisfied with the transition to electric-powered tools on their construction site.
Other key findings of DEWALT’s Power Pulse Survey include:
DEWALT to ‘Take Over’ Las Vegas
In addition to the debut of DEWALT POWERSHIFT™, DEWALT is set to host multiple activations during the World of Concrete Trade Show including:
DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ will be available through commercial and industrial channels fall 2024.
To learn more about DEWALT POWERSHIFT™, please visit: www.dewalt.com/world-of-concrete-2024.
DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker brand, celebrates 100 years in business by continuing to provide our customers with total jobsite and landscaping solutions. By applying its latest technology to the challenges of today’s skilled trades, DEWALT is leading the charge for the jobsite of the future and pioneering the next generation of tools, outdoor equipment and forward-looking technologies. DEWALT products. GUARANTEED TOUGH®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Headquartered in the USA, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is a global leader in tools and outdoor operating manufacturing facilities worldwide. Guided by its purpose – for those who make the world – the Company's more than 50,000 diverse and high-performing employees produce innovative, award-winning power tools, hand tools, storage, digital tool solutions, lifestyle products, outdoor products and engineered fasteners to support the world's makers, creators, tradespeople and builders. The Company's iconic brands include DEWALT®, BLACK+DECKER®, CRAFTSMAN®, STANLEY®, CUB CADET® and HUSTLER®. Recognized for its leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG), Stanley Black & Decker strives to be a force for good in support of its communities, employees, customers and other stakeholders. To learn more visit: www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.
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