Makita (UK) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Makita Corporation, based in Anjo City, Japan. Makita Corporation concentrates exclusively on the manufacture and sale of professional power tools - tools for people who earn their living using them. Naturally, tools of this quality are greatly appreciated by serious hobby users as well. The Corporation was founded in 1915, so in 2005 celebrated its 90th anniversary of making and supplying quality electrical products. Makita (UK) Ltd was founded in 1972 and it was immediately successful with the launch of the first cordless drill/screwdriver, at a realistic price, which was powerful and reliable enough for professional users. 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 its 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.
In 1991 Makita acquired Dolmar and thereby gained valuable experience in the outdoor power equipment market and can now deliver even more innovation to the grounds care industry. For five years Makita has been the sole supplier of power tools to the Ministry of Defence.
MM4 4-Stroke Engines
Makita is also leading the change to a cleaner, much more environmental approach to the products it produces. The company introduced the MM4 4-stroke engine which produces less emissions and has less fuel consumption than the traditional 2-stroke engine, and is therefore kinder to the pocket.
Easy Start Technology
The new Makita easy start system delivers quick and easy starting. The lightest pull on the cord when the engine flywheel is at standstill will activate a spring-loaded assistance mechanism and speed the crank through the compression stroke and ignition sequence into the combustion cycle, giving hassle-free starting time and time again.
M2M Vibration Dampening
Makita has developed a particularly effective system for dampening engine vibrations: the Makita two-mass system known as M2M. The vibrating mass, consisting the engine, bar and chain is isolated from the other parts of the chainsaw by vibration dampener elements, which is more effecting than simply dampening the handles. Effecting vibration dampening reduces the physical stress of working with a chainsaw. The hands remain steady when cutting and the guide bar can be guided safely and accurately.
Makita - Satisfying the Professional's Needs