ABOUT US

Since 1942, MAX has been recognized, worldwide, as a leading manufacturer of high-end industrial tools and office products. MAX product engineers concentrate on developing products with highly innovative and durable features to support the ever-evolving needs of the professionals that use them.

The MAX Advantage begins with our R&D, engineering and production teams and ends with our customers. Based on end-user feedback, we continually re-engineer our products to meet real-world demands. Our close working relationships with our customers allow us to stay ahead of industry trends in growing markets.

MAX industrial products consist of durable yet lightweight tools engineered with highly innovative and patented features. In this category, MAX manufactures pneumatic nail guns, 100/500 PSI compressors and steel & concrete tools for the construction industry.

MAX’s accolades for the industrial products category include being the first manufacturer in the world to develop a roofing nailer (1982), battery operated rebar tying tools (1993), and a high pressure compressor and high pressure nail guns (1994).

MAX Office product division encompasses a line of staplers, including the word's 1st "Flat Clinch" stapler and the "Integral" stapler, which is a stapling device accepted and installed in copy machines globally.

For financial services corporations our office products division sells check writers. For industrial and educational applications the MAX office products division offers high quality sign and label printing/cutting systems and tube marking systems for cable marking.

MAX products are developed in Japan and manufactured in ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified factories. All products are evaluated to meet our own strict quality performance standards.

MAX USA is headquartered in Mineola, New York, and serves customers in North, Central and South America. MAX’s corporate headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan.

HISTORY

MAX tools are known by professional contractors as the highest quality line and it is achieved by over 50 years of manufacturing experience and our own production plants having the most up-to-date equipment. Over the years MAX has provided the market with innovative tools for professionals in a variety of industries.

  • 2018
    NEW TWINTIER
    Rebar Tying Tools
  • 2017
    NEW LETATWIN
    Tube marking machine
    LM-550A
  • 2016
    NEW BEPOP
    Sign & Label printing machine
    CPM-200GU
  • 2015
    NEW RE-BAR-TIER
    RB398, RB518, RB218
  • 2014
    NEW Siding Coil Nailer CN565S2
  • 2013
    NEW 500 PSI
    High Pressure Compressor
    AKHL1250E
  • 2012
    Began selling Li-ion battery operated cordless rebar cutter
  • 2008
    SN883RH SuperFramer
    voted best framing nailer used in construction trade
  • 2005
    Began selling the Cordless Gas Nailer into the U.S. Market
  • 2003
    Began selling the PowerLite high pressure system in the U.S. Market
  • 2001
    Began selling the SuperRoofer series
  • 1998
    SuperRoofer voted the best roofing nailer used in the construction trade
  • 1998
    Began selling RE-BAR-TIER concrete reinforcing bar tying tool
  • 1993
    Established MAX USA Corp.
  • 1984
    Began selling pneumatic pin nailer for use with concrete
  • 1976
    Began selling Japan's first air compressor for exclusive use with nailers
  • 1973
    Began selling coil nailer for round head nails
  • 1962
    Began selling Japan's first pneumatic nailer
  • 1958
    Bagan selling Japan's first hand tacker
  • 1952
    Began selling Japan's first No.10 type stapler
  • 1942
    Started as Yamada Air Industry Co. Ltd.
2014
Acquired all the stocks of Lighthouse (UK) Holdco. Ltd., a European distributor of “Bepop”, a desktop sign making machine.
2013
Completed construction and started operations of Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Factory to produce office equipment in Thailand.
2011
Completed construction and started operations of new R&D Center on the premises of Tamamura Factory.
2010
Acquired the stocks of KAWAMURA CYCLE. CO., LTD. that make wheelchair, and made it to the consolidated subsidiary.
Established MAX ASIA PTE.LTD as sales company.
2006
Established MAX EUROPE B.V. in the Netherlands as sales company.
2005
Established MAX (THAILAND) CO., LTD. to produce Max nailers in Thailand.
2004
Acquisition of ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification.
2003
Established MAX ELECTRONICS MACHINE (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. to produce electronic office equipment in China.
2001
Certified with ISO 14001-Fujioka Factory.
Merged the two SHINWA HI-TEC group companies and changed name to MAXSHINWA Co., Ltd.
2000
Certified with ISO 14001-Takasaki Factory.
Acquired two companies of the SHINWA HI-TEC. Group a manufacturer of heater-ventilator-dryers, and advanced to the housing environmental equipment business.
1999
Certified with ISO 14001-Tamamura Factory.
1998
Certified with ISO 9001-Takasaki, Fujioka, and Tamamura Factories.
1997
Completed redevelopment work and started full-scale operation of the Fujioka Factory.
1993
Established MAX USA CORP. as a sales company. Launched into the original overseas strategies.
1991
Completed construction and started operations of a plant exclusively for manufacturing of Max nailers on the premises of Tamamura Factory.
1990
Opened the R&D Center on the premises of Takasaki Factory.
Established Max Fasteners SDN.BHD. in Malaysia.
1988
Completed construction and started operations of Tamamura Factory as the core plant for Company's drafting machines.
1981
Transferred head office to Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
1970
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1964
Joined Max Industry Co., Ltd. together with Max Sales Co., Ltd. and changed name to Max CO.,LTD. to lay the foundation for a unified company system covering manufacturing to sales.
1955
Changed name of Yamada Kogyo Co., Ltd. to Max Industry Co., Ltd.
1949
Established the Smart Sales Co., Ltd. as a sales company to set up a solid sales organization. (In 1954, changed name to Max Sales Co., Ltd.)
1945
Changed name to Yamada Kogyo Co., Ltd. and started manufacturing business equipment, building the foundation of today's MAX CO., LTD.
1942
Started out under the name of Yamada Air Industry Co., Ltd.