Makita is a Japanese company that has become a household name in the power tools sector. Founded in 1915 as an electric motor repair company, Makita has grown to become one of the industry leaders. Headquartered in Anjō, Japan, the company earned just over $4.5 billion in revenue in 2018.
Makita is perhaps best known for paving the way for certain power tools and cordless tools beginning in the late 1950s. In 1958, they entered the power tool sector with the introduction of their portable electrical planer. Just over a decade later, they unveiled their 6500D battery-powered drill, which represented the first-ever rechargeable power tool. Today they have a full line of cordless tools including screwdrivers, impact wrenches rotary hammers, angle grinders, planers and metal shears.
The Makita brand of power tools can be found in more than 40 countries around the world. Their products are manufactured in one of 10 production facilities located in Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.