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History

2016 Kito purchased all shares of PWB Anchor Limited.
Kito launched Kito RY Wire-rope hoist
Kito established Kito Chain Italia S.r.l.
2014 Kito Americas, Inc purchases all shares of PEERLESS INDUSTRIAL GROUP, INC.
2013 SHANGHAI KITO TRADING CO., LTD. changes its trade name to KITO HOISTS & CRANES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
2012 2012 KITO commemorated its 80th anniversary on November 8th, 2012. At the same year,
the "80th anniversary website" was opened.
Established KITO TAIWAN CO., LTD.
2011 The Carlyle Group sold its entire holding of KITO common stock.
Established KITO DO BRASIL COMERCIO DE TALHAS E GUINDASTES LTDA in Brazil and PT. KITO INDONESIA in Indonesia.
Tokyo Head Office was moved to SHINJUKU NS Building in Shinjuku-ku from Tokyo Operacity Tower in Shinjuku-ku.
2010 Business and Capital Alliance with Konecranes Plc (Finland).
Signed an agreement to purchase all shares of ARMSEL MHE PVT. LTD. (India)
2008 Completed new factory of SIAM KITO CO.,LTD. in Thailand
Got Good Design Award, FY 2008 for KITO CHAIN HOIST CX Established KITO KOREA CO., LTD. In Korea
2007 Went public on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Developed ER2 series ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST.
2006 Established KITO EUROPE GmbH in Germany.
Developed KITO CHAIN HOIST CX.
2005 Tokyo Head Office was moved to Tokyo Operacity Tower in Shinjuku-ku from Shibuya-ku.
Completed new factory of JIANGYIN KITO CRANE CO.,Ltd. in China.
2004 Assigned Logistics System Division to Daifuku Co.,Ltd.
Established SHANGHAI KITO TRADING CO., LTD. in China.
2003 Developed KITO LEVER HOIST LX.(Gold Prize winner of Good Design Award)
Accepted capital participation from The Carlyle Group.
2001 Awarded with The ISO14001 Certificate.
1998 Developed ER series ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST.
Awarded with The ISO9001 Certificate.
1997 Established SIAM KITO CO., LTD. in Thailand.
1996 Established KITO PHILIPPINES INC. in The Philippines.
1995 Established JIANGYIN KITO CRANE CO., LTD. in China.
1993 Established KITO CANADA INC. in BC, Canada.
1992 Completed Tokyo Headquarters Bldg.
1990 Established HARRINGTON HOISTS INC. in the U.S.
1988 Developed VACUUM HAND, with improved material handling efficiency.
1983 Head Office & Factory was moved from Kawasaki to Showa-cho, Yamanashi.
1982 Developed M3 Model Chain Hoist, installed with 1000N/mm² chain.
1981 Developed AUTO CRANE.
1980 Developed CHAIN SLING, using the world's strongest 1000N/mm² chain.
1970 Changed Corporate name to KITO CORPORATION.
1965 Developet MONO LIFT PLANT, the ideal automated warehouse.
1958 Developed 58Model ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST.
1947 Developed LEVER HOIST, the first device of its kind in Japan.
1945 Head Office & Factory moved to Nakanoshima, Kawasaki.
1932 Established The Kito Manufacturing Company in Omori, Tokyo.

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