|2018||Kito purchased all shares of ERIKKILA OY (Finland).|
|2016||Kito dissolved Business and Capital Alliance with Konecranes Plc (Finland).
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.|
|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.|
|1980||Developed CHAIN SLING, using the world's strongest 1000N/mm² chain.|
|1970||Changed Corporate name to KITO CORPORATION.|
|1963||Develop the Double-end Driven Simplified Crane.|
|1959||Developed the powerful KITO MIGHTY, the first ever hand chain hoist using through hardened chains.|
|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.|