Hitachi Power Tools have been at the forefront of product development for many years, striving for continual innovation and cutting-edge design. This has resulted in the company receiving awards for product design from many organizations, including the iF Design Award, Industrial Design Excellence Award, and the Good Design Award.
Hitachi Power Tools (UK) Limited, based in Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom, is a subsidiary company of Hitachi Koki Co. Limited. Hitachi Koki Co Ltd was founded in December 1948 as a manufacturer of coal mining machinery and equipment and electric power tools.
In 1981 Hitachi Power Tools (UK) Limited was established in the London area, as part of Hitachi Koki's long-term export plan to distribute their power tools on a worldwide scale. In 1987 the company moved into the purpose-built Head Office in Milton Keynes, which remains the sales, marketing and distribution center for the UK and Ireland.