MAKITA - 100 Years in the making...

It all started with the motor 100 years ago. Makita Corporation was founded in 1915 as an electric motor sales and repair company. Today, as a global brand in over 40 countries, Makita is an innovation leader, manufacturing best-in-class products at 10 plants operating in 8 countries. The unmatched quality and durability of Makita products is driven by the company’s strong R&D capabilities, and have earned the trust of professional users worldwide.

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CPO is founded in Pasadena, CA and launches its first e-commerce website dedicated to Bosch tools.

Mark Zuckerberg and associates launch Facebook, a social networking service.

Originally limited to Harvard University students, Facebook quickly extends its services worldwide. Today Facebook is worth more than $100 billion and boasts more than a billion active users each month.

The Boston Red Sox win the World Series after an 86-year drought.

After ending the longest championship drought in American baseball history, the Red Sox go on to win the World Series again in 2007 and in 2013.


CPO launches 5 more sites, dedicated to Cuisinart, Porter-Cable, Delta Machinery, Electrolux Vacuums and Skil.

YouTube uploads its first video on the web.

Today, 100 hours of video are uploaded to the website every minute. YouTube has been localized in 61 countries and across 61 languages, boasting over 1 billion user visits and 6 billion hours of video watched each month.

Festool releases the C12 Cordless Drill with a brushless motor.

The brushless design allows for longer runtimes and a longer service life of the tool.


CPO Expands its Pasadena, CA office space and opens a warehouse in Norcross, GA.

The first Blu-ray players are released in the Unites States.

The Blu-ray disc’s ability to store more information allows video and audio to be stored with greater definition than on DVD.

Italy wins its 4th FIFA World Cup title in Germany.

Italy defeats France 5-3, in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation and overtime. Italy also won the title in 1934, 1938 and 1982.


CPO launches 5 new sites: Bosch Tankless Water Heaters, Campbell Hausfeld, Delta Truck Boxes, Rheem and Bostitch.

Apple debuts the first generation iPhone.

The smartphone featured a touch screen interface and Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. To date Apple has sold more than 500 million iPhones, a device largely credited with shaping today’s smart phone industry.

Mad Men Season One premieres on AMC.

The TV Series set in the 1960’s centered on a prestigious New York advertising company and its executives, becomes one of AMC’s most successful dramas.


Inc. Magazine names CPO on its list of America’s 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

CPO appears on the list as No. 2 in the retail industry and No. 41 overall.

Android, the mobile operating system developed by Google is launched.

Originally released for smart phones, Android now runs on tablet computers, TV’s and other touch screen and smart devices.

Michael Phelps wins 8 Gold Medals in Men’s Swimming at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

The American swimmer breaks the record for the most gold medal wins in a single Olympic Games.


CPO launches 6 new sites: Senco, Hunter Fans, Eureka, Black and Decker, Panasonic and Fein.

The 3D movie Avatar is released.

Popularized by its use of ground-breaking visual effects and 3D technology, Avatar grosses over $2.7 billion worldwide.

"Hero of the Hudson," Captain Chesley Sullenberger successfully lands the US Airways jet, Flight 1549, in the Hudson River.

The jet struck a flock Canadian Geese shortly after takeoff and lost engine power. After the emergency landing, all 155 passengers and crew evacuated the jet safely.


CPO launches

Boasting the largest selection of brand name factory reconditioned tools online, offers quality like-new items at a fraction of the price.

Apple debuts the first generation iPad.

It sells 300,000 units on its first day of release. By the time the iPad2 is released, Apple has already sold 15 million first generation iPads.

33 Chilean miners are rescued in San Jose.

After being trapped 2,300 ft. underground for 69 days, all of the miners make it out alive from the 121-year old copper and gold mine.


CPO ships its one millionth customer order.

Since launching its very first e-commerce website in 2004, CPO has launched more than 40 brand specialty online stores.

Massive snowstorm hits the Northeastern United States and Canadian Maritimes.

The snowstorm leaves nearly 3.2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours. At least 20 cities report record-breaking snowfall that October.

DeWalt expands its line of cordless Lithium-Ion tools with the launch of the DeWalt 20V MAX System.


CPO launches 7 new sites: CPO Outdoor, Wilton, Rockwell, Oregon, Briggs and Stratton, Poulan and Freud.

NASA’s Space Shuttle, the Endeavor, completes its final mission.

The Endeavor completes 25 missions since its first flight in 1992 and lands in Los Angeles to make its home at the California Science Center.

Milwaukee launches the M18 FUEL and M12 FUEL platform.

Milwaukee’s FUEL tools feature POWERSTATE brushless motors, REDLITHIUM battery technology and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence.


CPO launches their flagship website, a one stop shop where customers can find all the top brands that CPO offers in one place.

The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout.

Because of the lockout more than half of the NHL regular season was cancelled.

Metabo releases the industry's first flathead grinder.

Its patented gear drive allows for a low profile head design, enabling grinding in acute angles as low as 43 degrees.


CPO ships its two millionth customer order.

CPO achieves this milestone just three years after shipping its one millionth customer order.

Jay Leno retires from hosting The Tonight Show.

Leno hosted a total of 4,610 episodes since succeeding Johnny Carson in 1992.

US Men’s Nation Team Goalkeeper, Tim Howard breaks a FIFA World Cup record.

Howard makes 16 saves in the US match against Belgium.