Our Story

 

In October 2018, Hitachi Power Tools renamed to Metabo HPT in North America. For over 70 Years, we have been an innovator in the Power Tool Industry with favorites like the slide miter saw and the cordless impact driver. We produce durable power tools for professionals throughout North America and Canada. 

Research and development has been a cornerstone of our company for 70 years,Metabo HPT Antique Drill and Grinder leading to a number of firsts in the power tool industry including:

  1. 1) Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  2. 2) Cordless Impact Driver
  3. 3) Collated Automatic Screw Driver
  4. 4) Pneumatic Concrete Nailer
  5. 5) Cordless Screw Driver
  6. 6) Metal Stud Cutter
  7. 7) Portable Rebar Cutter/Bender
  8. 8) 10 minute rapid charger
  9. 9) 2.0, 2.2, and 2.4 Ah Ni-Cad batteries
  10. 10) 3.0 Ni-MH batteries,
  11. 11) Triple Hammer Impact Driver with a 3-anvil system
  12. 12) Cordless Nailers utilizing air spring drive technology
  13. 13) Rare earth magnet motors in cordless tools.

 

This expertise, coupled with our high speed motor technology, precision processing and electronic control, allow us to produce lighter, faster, and more durable power tools for the professional.

 

Why did we change our name?


In April 2017, Koki Holdings Co, Ltd (our parent company in Japan), partnered with KKR, a leading global investment firm, as they saw tremendous potential in our future and the future of power tools. We subsequently transitioned to Metabo HPT in North America with the same tools only a new name.

What can you expect from Metabo HPT going forward?


You can expect that the tools will be the same great tools you have used for years only with a new name. What else to expect:

  1. 1) The same people
  2. 2) The same look
  3. 3) The same performance
  4. 4) The same warranties
  5. 5) The same feel
  6. 6) The same experience

 

As the pro preferred pneumatic brand in North America we will hold true to our standards and continue to live up to this reputation.

What is changing?


We are launching new innovation to change the way professionals use tools going forward. We have all experienced the moment a battery runs out of power and has to be recharged.

 

MultiVolt Triple Hammer Corded Option or Cordless OptionWhat if this moment did not lead to downtime?

What if you didn't have to buy multiple batteries to resolve this issue?
What if you didn't have to lug around a cordless and a corded tool?
What if you could simply plug your tool in and keep going.
 
 

Now you can!

 

Introducing MultiVolt, the revolutionary platform that allows each Metabo HPT MultiVolt tool the option of being powered with a high capacity and lightweight 36 volt battery or the award winning Metabo HPT AC power adapter.  Problem solved, finally!

 

 

Below is a timeline of our history

 

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  • 1948 Hitachi Koki founded as a manufacturer of coal mining machinery and equipment, and electric power tools
  • 1957 Production of electric power tools reaches 1 million units
  • 1960 Manufacturing of pneumatic tools started
  • 1968 Production of electric power tools exceeds 5 million units
  • 1973 Began export operations of electric power tools to the US
  • 1974 Total cumulative power tool production surpasses 10 million units
  • 1979 Cordless drills introduced to the market
  • 1980 Hitachi Power Tools USA founded
  • 1982 DV20VA –type microprocessor- controlled impact drill, the world’s first electric power tool equipped with a microprocessor, shipped
  • 1985 Production of power tools surpasses 30 million units
  • 1995 Hitachi Power Tools USA was renamed to Hitachi Koki USA Ltd., to denote the addition of manufacturing to the United States 
  • 1995 Electric Power Tools Division Awarded ISO 9002 certification
  • 1997 Hitachi Koki Canada Co. started
  • 1999 Implemented simulation design technology, which uses a 3-D CAD system to digitally engineer tools in advance in order to test and improve the tools before production begins
  • 2007 Hitachi Koki acquires Nikko Tanaka Engineering and offers Tanaka outdoor power equipment in North America
  • 2016 Hitachi Koki Co, Ltd., acquires Metabo Aktiengesellschaft (Metabo)
  • 2016 Triple Hammer Impact Driver featuring a unique 3-anvil system introduced to the market that significantly increased torque and speed, while decreasing the size and weight of the tool
  • 2017 Cordless Nailers utilizing our unique Air Spring Drive technology launched that delivered similar performance as pneumatic nailers so the end user could experience total freedom and flexibility around the job site without the need for hoses or compressors
  • 2017 Leading global investment firm, KKR partnered with our parent company, formerly Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., now Koki Holdings Co., Ltd. As we were no longer a part of Hitachi Ltd., our name change process began
  • 2018 Renamed to Koki Holdings America Ltd in North America including USA and Canada representing the brand Metabo HPT
  • 2018 Launched the game changing MultiVolt platform that allows a tool to be used both cordless or corded- you decide