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1910 Founded under the sole management of Hisashi Makita in Shioyamachi, Takamatsu City.
1915 5BHP water injection hot-bulb marine engine completed.

1927 15BHP solid (oil) injection 4-stroke diesel engine completed and exhibited at the Nagasaki Exposition where it won a prize.
1937 The company moved to Fukuoka-cho, Takamatsu City, simultaneously with completion of the new machining, assembly and testing shops there.
1941 Makita Diesel Co., Ltd. established. Hisashi Makita became the first president of the corporation.
1956

Makita was authorized and certified as a factory in compliance with JIS by the Minister of Transport.
DSS632-650 BHP 4-stroke marine diesel engine completed.

1963 Noboru Makita became president.
1965 New foundry shop completed in Asahimachi and DSH647-2, 100BHP 4-stroke marine diesel engine completed.
1966 Plant approval granted under the Maritime Safety Law for the production of internal combustion engines.
1972 The head office moved to Asahimachi. The No. 2 machining shop expanded and the material warehouse was built.
1973 Technical assistance agreement entered into with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
1976 Mitsui-B&W 9K45GF 7,900 BHP 2-stroke marine diesel engine completed.
1981 Sub-licensed to manufacture and sell "Makita-Mitsui-B&W L35MC/MCE" by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding with approval of B&W.
1982 The World's first Makita-Mitsui-B&W 6L35MC 4,080BHP 2-stroke crosshead marine diesel engine completed.
1987 Sub-licensed to manufacture and sell "Makita-Mitsui-B&W small-bore (500mm and below) engines" by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding with approval of MAN B&W.
1988 Makita-Mitsui-MAN B&W 4S26MC 1,980 BHP 2-stroke super long stroke marine diesel engine completed.

1990

Minoru Makita became president.
The company was renamed to Makita Corporation from Makita Diesel Co., Ltd.

1993 Makita-Mitsui-Man B&W 5L35MC MK6 4,400BHP 2-stroke power-up type marine diesel engine completed.
1994 L30M 2,00BHP 4-stroke marine diesel engine, which ensured a clean and good on-board environment, completed.
1995 The cumulative production output of 4-stroke and 2-stroke marine diesel engines reached 4,000,000BHP.
2001

Test bed for large bore engines (S50MC) completed.
Makita-Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S50MC MK6 11,640BHP marine diesel engine completed.

2004

Test bed for large bore engines (S50MC) expanded.
The cumulative production output of 4-stroke and 2-stroke marine diesel engines reached 6,000,000BHP.

2006 Crankshaft shop expanded.
2007 No. 3 machining shop built.
2009

New welfare facilities built.
New machine shop built and put into operation.

2011

85kW solar panel installed.
The cumulative production output of 4-stroke and 2-stroke marine diesel engines reached 9,000,000BHP.

2013

Japan's first Makita-Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S46ME-B 2-stroke crosshead marine diesel engine completed.
Japan's first Makita-Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S35ME-B 2-stroke crosshead marine diesel engine completed.
The cumulative production output of 4-stroke and 2-stroke marine diesel engines reached 10,000,000BHP.

2014 The world's first Makita-Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S30ME-B 2-stroke crosshead marine diesel engine completed.
2016 Yu Makita became president.