Timeline

Timeline

  • 2020
  • Armsel (India) changed its name to Kito India.
    Acquire all the shares of Van Leusden in the Netherlands.
  • 2018
  • Launch Kito PRO Light Crane System, with product lines of aluminum-rail and steel-rail.
    Acquire all the shares of Erikkila in Finland.
  • 2017
  • Launch Kito Lifting Point, rotating metal link attached to heavy loads.
  • 2016
  • Dissolve Business and Capital Alliance with Konecranes Plc of Finland.
    Acquire all the shares of PWB Anchor in Australia.
    Launch RY Series of Wire-rope Hoist.
    Establish Kito Chain Italia in Italy.
  • 2014
  • Acquire all the shares of Peerless Industrial Group in the US.
  • 2012
  • Establish Kito Taiwan.
  • 2011
  • Kito Indonesia in Indonesia.
    Launch EQ Series Electric Chain Hoist.
    Establish Kito do Brasil in Brazil.
    The Carlyle Group sells its entire holding of KITO shares.
  • 2010
  • Sign Business and Capital Alliance agreement with Konecranes of Finland.
    Acquire all the shares of Armsel in India.
  • 2008
  • Establish Kito Korea in 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 Electric Chain Hoist.
  • 2006
  • Establish Kito Europe in Germany.
    Develop CX Series Manual Chain Hoist.
  • 2005
  • Complete new factory of Jiangyin Kito Crane in China.
  • 2004
  • Spin-off the logistics system division to Daifuku Co.,Ltd.
    Establish Kito Hoists & Cranes (Shanghai) in China.
  • 2003
  • Develop LX Series Lever Hoist, awarded Gold Prize Good Design.
    Accept capital participation from The Carlyle Group.
  • 2001
  • Acquire ISO 14001 international standard certification.
  • 1998
  • Develop ER Series,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 in 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 Series 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.