Makita

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the village in Estonia, see Makita, Estonia.
Makita Corporation
Native name マキタ株式会社
Romanized name Makita Kabushiki-gaisha
Type Public
Traded as TYO: 6586
OTC Pink: MKTAY
Headquarters Anjō, Aichi, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Employees 12,746 (2013)
Makita Impact Screwdriver

Makita Corporation (TYO: 6586, OTC Pink: MKTAY) is a manufacturer of professional and consumer power tools. Founded in 1915, it is based in Anjō, Japan, and operates factories in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States. Annual sales were equivalent to $2.9 billion in 2012.[1][2]

In January 2004, Makita announced the release of two new batteries with L.E.D. lights to join the eLuminate<TM> Series. These two new batteries were among the most powerful and longest lasting on the market at that time.[3]

In June 2004, Makita introduced a new line of high-powered generators, which featured extreme performance, reliability, and efficiency.[4]

In November 2005, Makita U.S.A. Inc. announced a voluntary recall of Makita GA7011C 7-inch angle grinders for their hazard potential.[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

They also make saws since April 22nd 2006