ECHO power tool story goes back to 1947 ECHO is a global brand of portable power equipment manufactured by Kioritz Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Kioritz Corporation was established in 1947 and with almost 60 years of 2-stroke technology, has been dedicated to the production of portable power equipment. With annual volume reaching over two million units per year, Kioritz Corporation produces more clean burning engine families than any other company. The goal of Kioritz Corporation worldwide is to "Provide products and services that meet the needs of the customer and give total satisfaction through ECHO products." With two overseas plants, one overseas subsidiary, 50 distributors, and more than 8,000 servicing dealers around the world, this goal can only become closer to reality.