For over 70 years, we have been designing and building high performance, commercial quality products. From our humble beginnings in Japan with a simple hand-held crop duster, we have grown to become a technological leader and well-respected global brand.
Over the years, many power equipment brands have come and gone, but we have thrived. Why? Primarily because of our commitment to quality and providing our customers with the best products possible. All of our engines are designed to the same standard – commercial grade. We make no compromises. To ensure this commitment, we cast and machine every engine in Japan where quality and consistency are closely controlled.And to gain manufacturing efficiencies, we assemble them at our various factories around the world to the same exact standards.
With ECHO, you will always get a commercial grade engine and long-term value. This is our brand promise. We appreciate your consideration of ECHO. Whether you are a contractor or a homeowner, you can always buy our products with confidence.
Kyoritsu Noki Company Ltd. is founded on 8 September. A revolutionary manual duster for pest control and a new power duster-fogger are introduced.
Backpack Power Duster/Mist Blower
DM-Series of backpack blower misting and dusting units opens a new era in pest control.
First Kyoritsu brushcutter (Power Scythe) is developed.
Chain saw CS-80
First ECHO chain saw, CS-80 is released. This is the first model named with “ECHO”
Straight Shaft Brushcutter
New shoulder type straight shaft brushcutter (Swing Scythe) is introduced.
PB-9 Backpack Power Blower
Kyoritsu revolutionizes outdoor cleaning and maintenance with innovative backpack power blower PB-9.
Corporate name is changed from Kyoritsu Noki Company Ltd. to KIORITZ CORPORATION. Light weight ECHO chainsaw CS-302 is introduced as a first real professional small chain saw.
2-Cyl. Opposed Chain Saw
Twin cylinder opposed chain saw is introduced.
Curved Shaft Power Edger
Curved shaft power edger is introduced.
Shred ‘N’ Vac
Vaccuum attachment for handheld power blower, Shred ‘N’ Vac is introduced.
Brushcutters and power sprayers equipped i-start are put on the market.
i-start wins Gold award at Urbavert 2001, France.
Rapid-Loader Trimmer Head
Trimmer head with revolutionary quick-loading system, Rapid-Loader is introduced.