Hitachi Power Tools are distributed by Matus, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a distributor for Hitachi Koki Co. Limited, who are part of the global Hitachi Corporation of Japan. Hitachi Koki Co Ltd was founded in December 1948 as a manufacturer of coal mining machinery and equipment and electric power tools.

In 1982 Matus were appointed as distributor in the Southern Africa region, as part of Hitachi Koki's long-term export plan to distribute their power tools on a world wide scale. Matus remains the sales, marketing and distribution centre for the Southern African region.

Both the distributor network and the end user readily accepted the Hitachi power tool range, an acceptance based on product quality and reliability, backed by an excellent after sales service. The business has grown successfully and developed, generating a significant share of the market.


Hitachi Power Tools are produced in nine manufacturing plants throughout the world. The benefits obtained from this diverse manufacturing policy are the utilisation of local skilled labour, reliable component supply, economies of scale and geographical location.

Every time you choose to purchase a Hitachi power tool, you can be assured not only that you have made an excellent choice, but the tool that you have chosen has been designed for your satisfaction and peace of mind

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