Makita was established in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company and has evolved into a global brand with more than 50 subsidiaries in more than 40 countries. The company is a leader in innovation, manufacturing top-of-the-line products at 10 plants that operate in eight countries. Makita’s U.S.A. Inc. lead office is located in California and has an extensive distribution network in the States. Its Makita Corporation of America office is located in Georgia and is part of a global network of 10 manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide that provide on-the-job products used by many around the world.
Professional users everywhere such as contractors trust Makita as a company that builds quality products that are built to last and have more speed and running time–with faster battery charging time–due to a strong research and development team. Professional workers on job sites worldwide use Makita products daily, knowing they’ll get the power, performance, and durability they need during the toughest of jobs. These operators on work sites know that Makita offers products that are comfortably compact, have less vibration, and come ergonomically equipped. On a more individualized level, the company also offers an assortment of outdoor power equipment such as blowers, chainsaws, power cutters, trimmers, grass shears, and eco-friendly cordless lawn mowers that produce zero emissions and require less maintenance than gas-powered machines. Many of Makita’s products in its outdoor power equipment line, in fact, run on lithium-ion batteries and cater to those who care about air quality. That said, the company also offers plenty of gas-powered options such as the 4-stroke Engine Hip Throttle Backpack Blower, which runs on a fuel-efficient MM4 commercial-duty motor. Even on powerful products such as this one, Makita has a heavy-duty anti-vibration mechanism that mounts between the frame and engine for improved operator comfort.
Makita’s innovative products feature technology that is truly impressive. Its Star Protection Computer Controls, for instance, are designed for industrial applications and add protection for the most demanding of jobs. XPT Extreme Protection Technology provides a series of integrated seals that are engineered to sweep away dust and water for added durability. The company also offers a Super Joint System that helps prevent motor and gear damage in grinders; Big Bore strength and technology in pistons, the cast iron pump, and the heavy-duty crankshaft for faster recovery time and CMFs for more efficient nailing and fastening; and Deep and Exact Cutting Technology, which gives Makita miter saws more cutting capacity and accuracy right out of the box. These features are just several of many other innovations within all Makita products.