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MAKITA CORPORATION (TYO : 6586) is a manufacturer of power tools. Founded on March 21, 1915, it is based in Anjō
Anjō
, Japan, and operates factories in Brazil
Brazil
, Canada
Canada
, China
China
, Japan
Japan
, Mexico
Mexico
, Romania
Romania
, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, Germany
Germany
and the United States
United States
. Annual sales were equivalent to $ 2.9 billion in 2012. Makita
Makita
assembles a significant amount of their tools sold in North America in their Buford, Georgia factory.

HISTORY

In March 1915, Mosaburo Makita
Makita
founded Makita
Makita
Electric Works (proprietorship) in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Japan
and began selling and repairing lighting equipment, motors, and transformers. In April 1969, they introduced the 6500D battery-powered drill (the first rechargeable power tool). In December 1978, they launched the 6010D re-chargeable drill (the first nickel cadmium battery tool). In August 1997, the 6213D rechargeable driver-drill was exhibited at the Chicago Hardware Show (the first nickel hydride battery tool). In February 2005, the TD130D (the first lithium-ion battery tool) was made available.

REFERENCES

* ^ Company Profile * ^ Global Network * ^ "History of Makita". * ^ "History/ Makita
Makita
Corporation".

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