Map of US with a star over Delaware which is where Sakai America was first established in 1976.

1976 – SAKAI America, Inc. was established in Wilmington, Delaware, USA for the purpose of importing/exporting and selling SAKAI compaction and roadbuilding equipment.

Sakai employees pose in front of large combination asphalt roller in Arkansas with first US dealer Clark Machinery Company.

1977 – The first SAKAI dealer in North America was signed on: Clark Machinery Company in Arkansas. They are still a dealer all these decades later.

Historical aerial photo of Sakai America manufacturing plant in Adairsville, Georgia, USA.

2000 – After decades of importing only, SAKAI America Manufacturing, Inc. was established in Adairsville, GA for purposes of production of soil compactors and asphalt rollers.

Historical photo of Sakai leadership handing key and plaque to the contractor (Fox Brindle) who purchased the first Sakai roller produced in the USA.

2001 – First US-built roller comes off the assembly line in Adairsville. This first SV510D smooth drum 84″ soil compactor is still in use by its original owner today in the communities surrounding Adairsville and is still owned by the same contractor who originally purchased it.

Historical photo of a Sakai SW800 vibratory double drum highway class asphalt roller for paving.

2004 – The first domestically-built asphalt roller begins production with the SW800 double drum 79″.

GW750, the first generation of the Sakai vibratory pneumatic tire asphalt roller.

2005 – The first generation vibratory pneumatic tire roller (GW750) starts shipping to customers across North America. This unique PTR features the only vibratory tire system in the world and is still produced today in the form of the improved GW754.

Sakai factory employees pose for a group photo with an SV505D soil compactor in front of the Adairsville, Georgia production plant to celebrate 1000 machines being built.

2006 – The 1000th machine is built in Adairsville: an SV505D smooth drum soil compactor. Many members of the production team in this photo are still working at SAKAI all these years later.

A Sakai SW651ND oscillating or oscillatory asphalt roller.

2006 – We began supplying oscillating asphalt rollers to US and Canada paving contractors w/ the SW651ND.

Sakai factory employees pose for a group photo with an SV540D smooth drum soil compactor in front of the Adairsville, Georgia production plant to celebrate 2000 machines built.

2016The 2000th machine is built in Adairsville: an SV540D smooth drum soil roller.

Sakai America employees post with an SV544 soil compactor

2018Sakai America production line employees celebrate the 100th anniversary of the SAKAI brand. (SAKAI was founded in Japan in 1918 by Kinnosuke Sakai).

Sakai America employees pose in front of a SV544 cab soil compactor outside the USA factory for the 20th anniversary celebration of US manufacturing.

2021 – Sakai America celebrates 20 years of US manufacturing.

The very first SAKAI SV204 soil compactor built in the US sits in front of the assembly line after hours.

2024SV204 domestic production starts. Going forward, all soil rollers for the US and Canadian market are now built in the USA.

The first Sakai asphalt roller equipped with Guardman automatic emergency braking to be built in our Georgia USA production facility.

2024First US-manufactured GUARDMAN equipped asphalt roller rolls off the assembly line. GUARDMAN is our industry-first automatic emergency braking system that detects personnel, objects, and equipment in the path of the roller.