|2018||Launch KITO PRO Light Crane System, with product lines of aluminum-rail and steel-rail.
Purchase all shares of ERIKKILA OY of Finland.
|2017||Launch KITO Lifting Point, rotating metal link attached to heavy loads.|
|2016||Dissolve Business and Capital Alliance with Konecranes Plc of Finland.
Purchased all the shares of PWB Anchor of Australia.
Launch KITO RY series of wire rope hoist.
Establish Kito Chain Italia.
|2014||Purchase all the shares of PEERLESS Industrial Group of the US.|
|2013||SHANGHAI KITO TRADING changes its trade name to KITO HOISTS & CRANES (SHANGHAI).|
|2012||Establish KITO TAIWAN.|
|2011||Establish sales subsidiaries of KITO INDONESIA.
Launch EQ series of electric chain hoist.
Establish sales subsidiaries of KITO DO BRASIL.
The Carlyle Group sells its entire holding of KITO shares.
|2010||Sign Business and Capital Alliance agreement with Konecranes of Finland.
Purchase all the shares of ARMSEL MHE of India.
|2008||Establish KITO KOREA.
Good Design Award 2008 awarded to KITO CX series of hand chain hoist.
Complete new factory of SIAM KITO in Thailand
|2007||Stock Listed in the 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Develop ER2 series of electric chain hoist.
|2006||Establish KITO EUROPE in Germany.
Develop KITO CX series of small sized hand chain hoist.
|2005||Complete new factory of JIANGYIN KITO CRANE in China.|
|2004||Spin-off the logistics system division to Daifuku Co.,Ltd.
Establish SHANGHAI KITO TRADING in China.
|2003||Develop KITO LEVER BLOCK LX, awarded Gold Prize Good Design.
Accept capital participation from The Carlyle Group.
|2001||Acquire ISO 14001 international standard certification.|
|1998||Develop ER series, a new high-grade electric chain hoist.
Acquire ISO 9001 international standard certification.
|1997||Establish SIAM KITO in Thailand.|
|1996||Establish KITO PHILIPPINES.|
|1995||Establish JIANGYIN KITO CRANE in China.|
|1993||Establish KITO CANADA.|
|1990||Establish HARRINGTON Hoists in the U.S.|
|1983||Move Head Office & Factory from Kawasaki to Showa-cho, Yamanashi.|
|1980||Develop chain sling 100, using the world's strongest 1000N/mm² chain.|
|1970||Change corporate name to KITO CORPORATION.|
|1963||Develop the Double-end Driven Simplified Crane.|
|1959||Develop KITO MIGHTY, the first ever hand chain hoist with hardened chains.|
|1958||Develop 57 MODEL of electric chain hoist.|
|1947||Develop Lever Hoist, the first device of its kind in Japan.|
|1945||Move Head Office & Factory to Nakanoshima, Kawasaki.|
|1932||Establish The Kito Manufacturing Company in Omori, Tokyo.|