Makita is a Japanese Tool manufacturer which is extremely popular in the US. With factories all over the world including in the US, Japan, China, Germany, UK and others, the Makita Corporation enjoys wide popularity, especially among professional contractors.
Makita Tools offer a broad selection of power tools; however, they are extremely well known and respected for their broad line of professional cordless tools with an emphasis on cordless drills and screwdrivers. Makita is famous for their cordless innovation of the Li-on battery technology that offers professionals more power, lighter weight and reliability than other types of cordless battery sources.
Makita tools are easy to spot with their distinctive teal color. However, other brands have tried to capitalize on Makita’s good name, by coloring their lesser quality tools similar to those of Makita. Makita is available at many large retailers including home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes in the US. Makita Tools are also available online and through mail order catalogues. Makita currently sells about 1.8 billion dollars in product each year and is one of the top producers in the retail and professional tool market.