Makita Corporation was founded in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company. Makita has grown to become Japan’s top manufacturer of portable power tools and recognized leader globally.
In May 2013, Makita Malaysia Sales Subsidiary was established in Subang Jaya to provide the best service to cater and satisfy the increased demand and needs of Makita product range in the market.
As a cordless tools company, we have the widest range of DC Cordless tools in the market. We envisioned a zero emission working environment with our wide range of DC Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment (DC Cordless OPE), as well as a clean and dustless working environment through our wide range of DC Cordless Cleaner & Vacuum Series.
Utilizing the Compact eXtreme Technology (CXT) and Lithium-Ion eXtreme Technology (LXT) in our wide range of DC Cordless tools brings superb and durable performance for professional needs.
100th anniversary of foundation.
Mr.Gotoh, assumed the president.
Established Makita Manufacturing Thail Co., Ltd. (Thailand).
Makita doo (Slovenia) founded.
Opened OPE development and testing center within Nisshin Works.
Start production of electric tools in Thailand.
Makita Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) established.
Goto Masahiko appoints president, Horirou, president respectively.
Established Makita Europe NV (Belgium).
Makita · Kazakhstan LLP (Kazakhstan) established.
Rechargeable impact driver TD130D released (lithium-ion battery No. 1).
90th anniversary of foundation.
Established Makita EU SRL (Romania).
Established Makita Ukraine LLC (Ukraine).
Acquire the automatic nailing machine business of Kanamatsu-Nissan Norin Co., Ltd.
Established Makita Peru SA (Peru).
Production of electric tools started in Romania.
Established Makita Bulgaria EOOD (Bulgaria).
Makita India Pvt. Ltd. (India) established.
Established Makita Columbia SA (Colombia) (changed its name to Makita Colombia SAS from September 2017).
Makita · Africa sarlau (Morocco) founded.
Tokyo Technology Development Center established.
Established Makita · Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam).
Makita · Romania SRL (Romania) founded.
Makita SA (Switzerland) founded.
Makita (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (China) founded.
Established Makita · Latin America Inc. (USA).
Makita Oy (Finland) established.
Started mass production of the second brand MAKTEC (McTech).
Head office new building completed.
Makita FESULda. (Portugal) established.
Established Makita LLC (Russia).
Makita sro (Slovakia) established.
Makita spol.sr.o. (Czech Republic) established.
Established Makita International Europe Ltd. (UK) (European headquarters).
Start production of electric tools in China.
Makita Kft. (Hungary) established.
Established Makita Gulf FZE (United Arab Emirates).
Exhibited Rechargeable Driver Drill 6213D at Chicago Hardware Show in the USA (1st Nickel Hydrogen Battery).
Makita Argentina SA (Argentina) established.
Established Makita Greece SA (Greece).
Makita · Chile Ltda. (Chile) established.
Acquired the chain saw maker Sachs Dormer GmbH (Germany) (changed name to Dolmer GmbH from September 1991).
Introduced CI (corporate identity) Company name changed to Makita Corporation.
Start production of electric tools in Europe (UK).
Nisshin Office opened.
Take dumping action in the US.
Established Makita Power Tools (HK) Ltd. (Hong Kong).
Makita Global Environment Charter Formulation (Makita Environment First Year).
Sponsored as a sponsor of the Japanese tour to the US rock band "MR. BIG".
Established Makita New Zealand Ltd. (New Zealand).
Established Makita (China) Co., Ltd. (China) (production subsidiary in China).
Makita Sp.zo.o. (Poland) founded.
Established Makita · Mexico SAdeC.V. (Mexico).
70th anniversary of foundation.
Start production of electric tools in the United States.
Shiroyama Development Co., Ltd. (Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture) Established (May 2005 transfer of management rights to Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. upon completion of the civil rehabilitation proceedings).
Electric tools are subject to realizable taxation due to US-Japan semiconductor friction.
Established Makita · Taiwan Ltd.
Changed account closing date from February 20 to March 31.
Take Kato, president, Masahiko Goto assumed office as president, respectively.
Established Makita España SA (Spain) (changed its name to Makita SA from November 1991).
At the World Design Expo held in Nagoya city introduces three electric power tools (Marunoko, Grinders, Drills) designed by industrial designer Georget Jiuziaro.
Established Makita Manufacturing Europe Ltd. (UK) (Production subsidiary in Europe).
Start production of electric tools in Canada (end of production in January 2009).
Air nailing AN 5000, air compressor AC 6001 released (air tool No. 1).
Makita de Brazil Ltda. (Brazil) Established (start production of electric tools in South America).
Established Makita Werktsøyk Gesellschaft.mbH (Austria).
Listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange following the issuance of European Depositary Receipts (EDR) (Listing on the Exchange was abolished in June 1998).
Established Makita Power Tools · Singapore Pte.Ltd. (Singapore) (changed its name to Makita · Singapore Pte. Ltd. from April 1991).
Takeshi Kato, appointed president.
Established Makita Corporation of America (USA).
Rechargeable drill 6010D released (NiCad battery No. 1).
Designated as the first part of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka Securities Exchange market (February 2003 abolished the listing of the Osaka Securities Exchange).
Established Makita USA Inc. (USA) (First overseas subsidiary).
Okazaki plant (Okazaki city, Aichi prefecture) newly established.
First fund procurement from overseas is carried out by continental depositary receipt (CDR) format.
Trading started at NASDAQ (Automatic Display System of the National Securities Dealers Association) with the issuance of ADR (American Depositary Receipt) (listing on the exchange is abolished in April 2013).
Established SA Makita NV (Belgium).
Established Makita Werktskoic GmbH (Germany).
Established Makita France SA (France) (Company name changed to Makita · France SAS from April 2004, the first local subsidiary in Europe).
Established Makita Electric (UK) Ltd. (UK) (changed its name to Makita (UK) Ltd. in December 1992).
Yujiro Goto, Chairman, Nobuhiro Goto, President.
Makita · Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia) established.
Listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange on Continental Depositary Receipt (CDR) format (February 2004 listing on the exchange is abolished).
Established Makita Power Tools · Canada Ltd. (Canada) (changed its name to Makita · Canada Inc. from January 1991).
Established Makita · Benelux BV (Netherlands) (changed its name to Makita · Netherlands BV from January 2010).
Makita SpA (Italy) founded.
50th anniversary of foundation.
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo and Osaka Securities Exchange Market.
Battery drill 6500D released (Rechargeable tool No. 1).
Head office new factory completed.
Changed the company name to Makita Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Listed on the second part of Nagoya Stock Exchange market.
Become a complete debtless company.
Launched domestic first portable electric cannas 1000.