Through innovation-driven research and development in Japan, Makita’s product range includes woodworking tools, drills, demolition hammers, grinders, construction and engineering products, specialized production tools and cordless garden machinery, as well as products for home and leisure.
Headquartered in Milton Keynes, 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of London, Makita UK ensures customers have the best equipment on the market and are supported by strong service capabilities.
“The pandemic, Brexit and demands on supply chains have impacted the way we do business for the better and we continue to focus on growing the business,” said Hideyuki “Hugh” Terajima, managing director of Makita UK.
“Today we are seeing growing demand for our products, market excitement with regular new product launches and we are strengthening our commitment to customers across the country by delivering innovative, powerful products and best-in-class services.”
With dedicated Factory Service Centres in London, Wigan, Glasgow and Milton Keynes, the company’s training and service network now spans the length of the United Kingdom.
Makita UK’s new 20,000-square-foot (1850-square-meter) FSC in Milton Keynes provides technical product servicing, engineering diagnostics, service work and holds accredited service training and authorized service agent workshops.
In Telford, Makita Manufacturing Europe’s manufacturing plant is the only power tool production facility in the United Kingdom, and to meet demand and improve supply chain infrastructure, Makita UK recently opened a new FSC training facility and 32,000-square-foot (3,000-square-meter) distribution center in Wigan, Greater Manchester.
Makita takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. With advances in battery-powered technology, the corporation is ceasing the manufacture of petrol engine products in 2022 and focusing on the development of cordless garden machines to directly address environmental concerns.
The XGT (40V Max Next Generation Technology) and LXT (18V Lithium-ion Extreme Technology) cordless ranges deliver improved performance and runtimes to ensure Makita products continue to work hard.
“We believe we are the best in our industry and are fully committed to supporting the end-user customer,” said Kevin Brannigan, marketing manager of Makita UK.
“As a leading Japanese power tool supplier in the United Kingdom, Makita UK’s investments directly reflect our continued dedication to providing our dealers and our customers with quality products and services.”