Hitachi started business in 1948 producing 1300 different power tools and have 2500 patents globally. After 70 years manufacturing solid reliable power tools Hitachi are changing their brand name to HiKOKI. Some tools are the same with a badge change but look out for new exciting tools being released, as the huge investment by Koki Holdings start to become obvious.
Already we have Multi-Volt Batteries and 36V powered machines. Hitachi Koki’s world‐class advanced technologies have produced reliable and innovative products throughout its celebrated 70‐year history. This will serve as the basis for its new partnership with Koki Holdings. They plan to accelerate investment in organic development and acquisitions. The plan is to enhance its global businesses as a worldwide leading manufacturer. The rebranding of the full line of power tools known as HITACHI now under the new HiKOKI (pronounced “hai‐koh‐key”). They have already released a variety of 36 Volt machines which give mains level power, freeing the user of cables. The Multi-Volt 36V / 18V Batteries are fully backward compatible with Hitachi 18V tools, using Smart Connecting technology which means the battery is able to detect whether it has been installed in an 18V or 36V machine.