Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of power tools and life‐science equipment, announced that the company will change its corporate name to Koki Holdings Co., Ltd., effective June 1, 2018, and will rebrand its full line of power tools known as HITACHI and/or Hitachi Koki under the new HiKOKI (pronounced “hai‐koh‐key”) name, effective October 1, 2018. The name changes are in line with the company’s ambitious international growth strategy, aimed at ensuring sustainable growth while expanding business in the nearly 100 countries in Hitachi Koki’s global network.

Multi Volt Battery

Increase performance,flexibility and power with the revolutionary HiKOKI Multi Volt battery pack. Innovative battery pack technology from leading power tool manufacturer HiKOKI. More power,same size. With 36 Volts(V) the BSL36A18 Multi Volt battery packs have a capacity of 2.5 Ampere-hours (Ah), and 5.0Ah with 18V. HiKOKI also offer a BSL36B18 with a capacity of 4.0Ah and 8.0Ah with 18V. That means that the 36V battery packs have a capacity of more than 1000 Watts. Impressively, the 36V battery packs have more power than the similar sized 18V battery packs but as the battery packs’ dimensions and weight remain almost the same, the Multi Volt battery packs can be used with a wide range of 18Vclass devices.

Using the UC18YSL3 rapid charger, the new 36V battery packs can be fully charged in just 32 minutes. All Hitachi/HiKOKI Power Tools 18V chargers for slide Li-ion batteries are compatible with the new Multi Volt battery packs. In addition, the battery packs have a particularly long service life: They can be charged up to 1500 times without any appreciable impact on performance. The energy available in the battery pack is displayed on the battery itself through a four-stage charge indicator.