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The new Metabo HPT power tool brand

Hitachi Power Tools has officially changed its name to Metabo HPT for North America.

And included with the name change is the launch of power tool manufacturer’s new MultiVolt platform.

MultiVolt tools can accept a 36V battery or plug into an outlet with an AC Adapter. The unique platform offers the power of a corded tool, the freedom of a cordless platform, and the choice to operate all MultiVolt tools cordless or corded. More than a dozen new products are in the launch including a new circular saw, miter saw, hammer drill, and rotary hammer.

Metabo HPT said its MultiVolt platform delivers the power to increase productivity and efficiency – regardless if the tools are being operated cordless or corded. When using the MultiVolt AC Adapter, it can be used over long extension cords or from a generator with little to no power loss thanks to the ultra-efficient Brushless motor technology.

MultiVolt cordless batteries were designed with your 18V tools in mind, the company said. The battery delivers 4.0 Ah of runtime at 36V in MultiVolt tools. It can also power Hitachi or Metabo HPT 18V cordless tools including cordless nailers for increased flexibility and multipurpose use. When the MultiVolt battery is used with the 18V tools, it generates an impressive 8.0 Ah of run time. Continue using your Hitachi or Metabo HPT 18V tools and experience a longer battery life with MultiVolt battery innovation.

“The legacy of our brand continues with the launch of this game changing MultiVolt platform that will truly revolutionize the industry,” said Joe Leffler, senior vice president of sales, marketing, general manager and board member at Metabo HPT. “Expect nothing but incredible innovation with durability at its core as we emerge as Metabo HPT.”

Current Hitachi Power Tool Products will begin to transition to Metabo HPT after December 2018 and retain current brand identity: same color, same model numbers, same warranties and the same battery interchangeability. Metabo HPT packaging and signage at point of sale during the transition will feature both names and logos to clearly communicate the changeover from Hitachi Power Tools. At a glance, customers will easily understand that this is the same brand just under the new name, Metabo HPT.

Metabo HPT is based in Braselton, Ga. and is a brand within Koki Holdings America Ltd., the North American division of Koki Holdings Co., Ltd.