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 nailers, Regular pressure / 20 bar high pressure 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 nailers (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 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
    Rebar Tying Tools
  • 2017
    Tube marking machine
  • 2016
    Sign & Label printing machine
  • 2015
    RB398, RB518, RB218
  • 2014
    NEW Siding Coil Nailer CN565S2
  • 2013
    NEW 34bar
    High Pressure Compressor
  • 2012
    Began selling Li-ion battery operated cordless rebar cutter
  • 2008
    SN883RH SuperFramer
    voted best framing nailer used in construction trade
  • 2006
    Established Max Europe B.V
  • 2005
    Began selling the Cordless Gas Nailer into the European Market
  • 2003
    Began selling the PowerLite high pressure system in the European Market
  • 2001
    Began selling the SuperRoofer series
  • 1998
    SuperRoofer voted the best roofing nailer used in the construction trade
  • 1994
    Began selling PowerLite high pressure naier.
  • 1993
    Began selling RE-BAR-TIER world's first concrete reinforcing bar tying tool
  • 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
  • 1969
    Began selling tape binding tool, TAPENER
  • 1962
    Began selling Japan's first pneumatic nailer
  • 1958
    Began selling Japan's first hand tacker
  • 1952
    Began selling Japan's first No.10 type stapler
  • 1942
    Started as Yamada Air Industry Co. Ltd.
Acquired all the stocks of Lighthouse (UK) Holdco. Ltd., a European distributor of “Bepop”, a desktop sign making machine.
Completed construction and started operations of Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Factory to produce office equipment in Thailand.
Completed construction and started operations of new R&D Center on the premises of Tamamura Factory.
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.
Established MAX EUROPE B.V. in the Netherlands as sales company.
Established MAX (THAILAND) CO., LTD. to produce Max nailers in Thailand.
Acquisition of ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification.
Established MAX ELECTRONICS MACHINE (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. to produce electronic office equipment in China.
Certified with ISO 14001-Fujioka Factory.
Merged the two SHINWA HI-TEC group companies and changed name to MAXSHINWA Co., Ltd.
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.
Certified with ISO 14001-Tamamura Factory.
Certified with ISO 9001-Takasaki, Fujioka, and Tamamura Factories.
Completed redevelopment work and started full-scale operation of the Fujioka Factory.
Completed construction and started operations of a plant exclusively for manufacturing of Max nailers on the premises of Tamamura Factory.
Opened the R&D Center on the premises of Takasaki Factory.
Established Max Fasteners SDN.BHD. in Malaysia.
Completed construction and started operations of Tamamura Factory as the core plant for Company's drafting machines.
Transferred head office to Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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.
Changed name of Yamada Kogyo Co., Ltd. to Max Industry Co., Ltd.
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.)
Changed name to Yamada Kogyo Co., Ltd. and started manufacturing business equipment, building the foundation of today's MAX CO., LTD.
Started out under the name of Yamada Air Industry Co., Ltd.