Makita

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Makita Corporation
マキタ株式会社
Romanized name
Makita Kabushiki-gaisha
TypePublic K.K.
TYO: 6586
OTC Pink: MKTAY
IndustryPower tools
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Masahiko Goto (Chairman)
  • Shiho Hori (President)
Number of employees
13,845 (2015)
Website www.makita.co.jp
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Makita circular saw

Makita Corporation (TYO : 6586) is a Japanese manufacturer of power tools. Founded on March 21, 1915, it is based in Anjō, Japan and operates factories in Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany, Dubai, Thailand and the United States. Annual sales were equivalent to $2.9 billion in 2012. [1] [2]

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History

In March 1915, Mosaburo Makita (b. 1893) [3] founded Makita Electric Works in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan and began selling and repairing lighting equipment, motors and transformers. [4] In 1958, Makita marketed a portable electrical planer in Japan and became a manufacturer of power tools the following year. In April 1969, they introduced the 6500D battery-powered drill (the first rechargeable power tool). In December 1978, they launched the 6010D rechargeable drill (the first nickel cadmium battery tool). In August 1997, the 6213D rechargeable driver-drill was exhibited at the Chicago Hardware Show (the first nickel hydride battery tool). In February 2005, the TD130D (the first lithium-ion battery tool) was made available.

Makita ships many of its power tools in Systainer-compatible stacking boxes. In 2011 Makita registered a design for its own "Makpac" variant in the names of Yuji Yamamoto and Kiyozumi Kokawa. [5] [6]

Products

The products sold by Makita around the world can be subdivided into the following categories.

Cordless tools

Makita offers many products in this area. In addition to cordless screwdrivers, cordless impact wrenches, cordless rotary hammers drills and cordless jigsaws, Makita offers various other tools such as battery saws, cordless angle grinders, cordless planers, cordless metal shears, battery-powered screwdrivers and cordless slot mills.

Power tools

In the field of power tools, Makita offers classic tools (drilling and stemming hammers, drills, planers, saws, cutting and angle grinders), gardening equipment (electric lawnmowers, high-pressure cleaners, blowers), and measuring tools (rangefinders, rotating lasers).

Petrol equipment

Makita develops cutters, power generators, chainsaws, scythes, lawnmowers and blowers in this division.

Cordless tool batteries

Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005. [7]

Accessories

Makita manufactures many accessories for their tools like batteries and chargers for cordless tools. Blades and tables are manufactured for sawing tools. Moreover, carrying cases are also manufactured by Makita to easily carry tools to the worksite.

Related Research Articles

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Nickel–cadmium battery Type of rechargeable battery

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Lithium-ion battery Rechargeable battery type

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Rechargeable battery Type of electrical battery

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Leaf blower

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AA battery Standardized type of battery

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Fein (company)

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Metabo

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Electric vehicle battery

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Torque screwdriver

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This is a list of commercially-available battery types summarizing some of their characteristics for ready comparision.

Systainer

Systainers are modular inter-stacking plastic containers used for transporting power tools. Boxes from different manufacturers are compatible and can be stacked and clipped together. A design using four joining clips was introduced by Festool Tooltechnic in 1993. In 2010 the T-Loc variant was introduced using a rotating handle for connecting and locking of containers, in combination with redesigned feet.

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References

  1. "Profile". Makita. 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2019-08-14.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "A Global Brand". Makita. Retrieved 2019-08-14.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Share holders". Makita. 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  4. "History". Makita. June 2017. Retrieved 2019-08-14.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. US D668867S1,Yamamoto, Yuji,"Tool box",issued 2012-10-16, assigned to Makita
  6. US D668869S1,Yamamoto, Yuji&Kiyozumi Kokawa,"Tool box",issued 2012-10-16, assigned to Makita
  7. "BL1820B: 18V LXT® Lithium‑Ion Compact 2.0Ah Battery". Makita.