Makita Corporationis a Japanese power tool company founded in 1915, and based in Anjo,Japan. Makita is a manufacturer of professional and consumer power tools, and operates factories in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Romania, UK and USA.
Makita has a long history stretching back almost a century to 1915 with its beginnings as a small repair shop in Nagoya, Japan.
Founded by Makita Electric Works, it began selling and repairing lighting equipment, motors and transformers. It wasn't until 1959 that it transformed into an electric power tool manufacturer, and 1972 before it established in the UK.
Makita owes its reputation for building outstanding quality power tools to the drive and determination for excellence that began over 90 years ago as a manufacturer of electric motors. In 1958, Makita introduced their first electric tool.
Today Makita is one of the world''s largest power tool manufacturers with seven manufacturing facilities globally and a selection of over 350 superior, innovative tools and well over 4,500 accessories.
Makita engineers and manufactures innovative cordless tools. Their goal in designing any cordless tool is to allow all the convenience cordless offers without sacrificing the power or efficiency of a corded tool.
Makita''s LXT Series has been designed specifically for Lithium-Ion technology with less weight in a more compact size. The 4-pole maximum torque motor delivers more efficient power in a compact size. Furthermore, energy is generated every 90 degrees rather than 180 degrees on the magnetic field and the motor is supported with two steel ball bearings for more durability. LXT is 40% less weight and more compact. The better ergonomic shape fits like a glove with even pressure while adding more control.
Makita LXT Lithium-Ion Batteries and Optimum Charging System produces 280% total lifetime work with 2x more battery cycles than the traditional Ni-Cd batteries.
Makita's advances in motor technology have led to the development of our new two-piece, max torque, 4-pole motor found in the new LXT Lithium-ion Cordless Drill Series. This new motor delivers power, efficiency and serviceability in a more compact size.
Makita is proud to be the industry leader in battery and charger technology. Nowhere is this more evident than with their LXT Lithium-ion battery and charger system.
Makita continues to set the standard for quality, reliability and performance by manufacturing innovative power tools. Since their first cordless drill was introduced nearly 30 years ago, they continue to respond to the needs of professionals.