Makita Makita


Makita is one of, if not the largest manufacturer of power tools in the world with factories in Brazil, China, Romania, Dubai, Germany, the US, and the UK.

The company was founded on 21st March 1915 as Makita Denski Seisakushoby Mosaburo Makita. The early days of the company was selling and repairing light fixtures, motors and transformers. In 1935, they began to specialize in electric motors, and even began to export them around the world. By 1938, the company had changed its name to Makita Electric Works.

In 1958, they introduced their first power tool a hand operated electric planer. This proved to be a decisive point in the fortunes of Makita. A few months later, they released a hand-held chaser which began a trend that is still evident today as a specialist manufacture of power tools.

A notable point in Makita’s history was the development of the first nickel cadium (Ni-Cd) battery. After 10 years of development and testing, it began the revolution of moving from corded to cordless power tools.

It was only as recently as 2005 that they developed their 18V tool range with Lithium-Ion battery technology. It was a significant choice to develop this range.

Today, Makita offers the world’s largest range of 18V, cordless power tools in the world. With over 150unique power tools within this range along, Makita have pushed their technology and products further with 40V Max, Brushless motors, AVT (Anti-Vibration Technology), the Mini 4-Stroke Engine (MM4) and now, 80V MAX.

Covering a phenomenal range of areas, Makita’s reach has extended beyond power tools to include clothing, storage, hand tools, lasers, compressors, generators, fans, to radios, gardening tools and even food chillers.

Today, as one of the market leaders in all manner of tools, Makita personifies reliability, durability and incredible power. They strive for innovation in products to fulfil the needs of professional tradespeople around the world

At ITS, we are proud to stock hundreds of Makita items, from power tools, accessories, garden equipment, radios and much more.