Makita USA Company History Timeline

1915

The company was founded on March 21, 1915 and is headquartered in Anjo, Japan.

1937

After its success selling generators, Makita moved to Takamatsu City which hosted its new machining, assembly line and testing shops in 1937.

1945

In 1945, the company left its facilities in Takmatsu City and moved to its current day headquarters in Sumiyoshi-cho, Anjo City.

1958

1958 marked the release of Makita s first power tool, a portable electric planer.

1958 Model 1000 Electric Hand Planer 120mm the first product in Japan.

1959

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1962

Now that more money was invested into its research and development team, Makita also created an electric circular saw and electric drill in 1962.

1969

In 1969, Makita turned heads once again when it created the first rechargeable power tool, the 6500D.

1978

1978 Model 6010D Rechargeable Drill 10 mm first Ni-Cd battery tool.

1981

1981 Model AN5000 Air Nailer first pneumatic tool Model AC6001 Air Compressor.

1985

In 1985 Makita Corporation of America began manufacturing and assembling tools in Buford, Georgia.

1991

Acquired Sachs Dolmar GmbH, chain saw manufacturer. in Germany changed the name to Dolmar GmbH September 1991.

1996

1996 Model 6213D Rechargeable Driver-drill first Ni-MH battery tool.

2004

Listed on Amsterdam Stock Exchange using Continental Depositary Receipts CDR Amsterdam listing terminated in February 2004.

Established Makita France S.A. in France changed the name to Makita France SAS April 2004.

Makita first developed brushless motor fastening tools in 2004 for the defense and aerospace industries.

2005

In 2005, Makita created the TD130D, the first lithium ion battery power tool.

2009

Started production of power tools in Canada. production terminated in January 2009.

Makita extended this efficient technology to contractors in 2009 with the industry s first 18V brushless motor impact driver.

2010

Established Makita Benelux B.V. in the Netherlands changed the name to Makita Nederland B.V. January 2010.

2010 Model TD133D Cordless Impact Driver with brushless motor.

2013

Started trading of American Depository Receipt on NASDAQ. NASDAQ listing terminated in April 2013.

2015

2015 marks the release of the 100th Makita 18V tool and they re powered by the industry s fastest-charging 18V Lithium-Ion batteries.

Founded
1915
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Headquarters
La Mirada, CA
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