Bosch Power Tools, part of a $75 billion global corporation, has been an Imagine client for over 12 years. As part of this partnership, we worked with Bosch Germany to “Americanize” a European package design that better communicates to the American Consumer. We then wrote and developed the Style Guidelines. Since then, Imagine has been the guardians of their North American packaging graphics standards.
The parent company in Europe wanted to harmonize its packaging worldwide, while the North American division was concerned that the common packaging design would alienate professional tool purchasers in the U.S. and Canada. Imagine needed to create a solution that would bring the two culture’s requirements together.
The North American graphic design needed to stand out on big box retailers’ shelves and in professional tool outlets, while clearly proclaiming the Bosch difference. Imagine established brand and packaging standards for all products to be sold in North America, regardless of country of origin or product segment, including a comprehensive brand standard manual covering applications of the brand from packaging to merchandising
The standards that Imagine created brought together universal artwork reproducibility, package structure and construction. Imagine was then charged with policing its implementation. Whatever the project, the Bosch Power Tools brand message is now delivered consistently to the professional tool purchaser in North America.