History

1910 Founded under the sole management of Hisashi Makita at Shioya-machi,Takamatsu City.
1915 5BHP water injection hot-bulb marine engine completed.
1927 15BHP airless fuel(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 took the first president post with the corporation.
1956 Makita was authorized and certified as a factory in compliance with JIS by Minister of Transport.
· DSS632-650 BHP 4-stroke marine diesel engine completed.
1965 New foundry shop completed in Asahi-machi 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 Asahi-machi. No.2 machining shop expanded and the material warehouse newly built.
1973 Technical assistance agreement concluded with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
Sales office was opened in Shimonoseki City.
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 size (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 took the president post.
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 ensures a clean and good on-board environment, completed.
1995 The cumulative production output of 4-stroke and 2-stroke marine diesel engines has 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) increased.
The cumulative production output of 4-stroke and 2-stroke marine diesel engines has reached 6,000,000BHP
2006 Crank shaft shop expanded.
2007 No.3 machining shop newly built.
2009 New welfare facilities built.
New machine shop built and put in to operation.
2011 85kW solar panel established.
The cumulative production output of 4-stroke and 2-stroke marine diesel engines has reached 9,000,000BHP
2013 The Japan's first Makita-Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S46ME-B 2-stroke crosshead marine diesel engine completed.
The 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 has reached 10,000,000BHP
2014 The World's first Makita-Mitsui-MAN B&W 6S30ME-B 2-stroke crosshead marine diesel engine completed.>>picture

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