Makita logo

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Makita logo
Makita Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of power tools with more than a hundred years of history.

Meaning and history

Makita logo

The company was established in 1915 as Makita Electric Works. Over its history, the manufacturer has introduced several very popular power tools, including the 6500D battery-powered drill (1969), the 6213D rechargeable driver-drill (1997), and the TD130D model (2005).


Makita Symbol
Makita has been using the same wordmark for a rather long period of time. It features the company name in red against the white background. An inverted color scheme is also possible.

Emblem colors

Makita Emblem
The Makita logo is based on the company’s corporate color, the bright shade of red that goes with the code Process DS73-1C in the Pantone system. The shade of teal that was used for the emblem earlier is not approved by the current brand guidelines.


The logo is a custom artwork rather than an implementation of any of the already existing typefaces.