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18 Dec 2020


The General Trading Division (GTD) of the prestigious Browns Group recently introduced the Makita XGT 40V Battery to the Sri Lankan market. The partnership between Browns and Makita began in 1986 and Browns is the sole authroised agent for Makita products in Sri Lanka. Poised to power a cordless future, Makita also has introduced the brand new XGT 40V MAX Li-ion Cordless Power Tool Range to complement the new battery. Fortified with premium Japanese technology, Makita’s vision is to provide consumers with a high-powered battery solution for all Makita power tools used in diverse industries.

 Makita XGT 40V is a perfect solution for heavy-duty applications and the introduction of a charging adaptor has made charging the battery more convenient.  This battery is compatible with any 40V Makita tool and ensures improved runtime than the 18V LXT range, which has made the Makita XGT 40V the battery of choice in many markets across the world. The Makita XGT range batteries, chargers and tools come with an inbuilt programme that enables digital communication among these three devices.  The XGT 40V Battery features impact absorbing padding and a heavy-duty outer casing to withstand wear and tear.  Moreover, the power tools manufactured by Makita have been designed with added housing and battery terminal length to extra support the battery. The XGT 40V Battery will soon be certified as an IPX4 battery by Ingress Protection(IP) rating, which means the battery is built to resist water splashes, no matter the direction. Most importantly, the charging system of the battery can fully charge the battery as fast as in just 28 minutes. The Makita 40V MAX Li-ion Power Tool Range includes Driver & Hammer Drills, Combination Hammers, Impact Wrenches, Impact Drivers and Circular Saws powered by 2.5Ah to 4.0Ah batteries.

The foremost manufacturer of power tools in the world, Makita offers a comprehensive array of power tools reputed for quality and versatility. Makita products can be purchased from the flagship store of Browns GTD, which is located at No 223, T.B. Jayah Mawatha (Darley Road), Colombo 10. The showroom facilitates the opportunity for customers to explore a vast range of Makita products with the aid of proficient customer services executives.

Commenting on the product launch, Ajith De Silva, Cluster Chief Operating Officer, Automotive and Hardware, Browns stated, “We are pleased to introduce the latest rechargeable Makita Battery as well as the 40V MAX Li-ion Power Tool Range to the local market. By bringing down globally sought-after products, we expect to become the market leader in the professional power tools industry and provide high-quality equipment to the construction and manufacturing industry. With our unmatched aftersales service, Browns GTD is poised to offer an unparalleled service to our customers.”

Browns GTD’s contribution to the construction and manufacturing industry continues to evolve as it offers a high level of understanding, knowledge, innovation and expertise whilst delivering sustainable solutions for the key players in the construction, manufacturing and the DIY industry. Whether it is a power tool, abrasive, professional hand tool, simple garden tool or even a power generator, Browns GTD offers its century-old engineering expertise under one roof.

The Browns Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates, which manages a fast growing and valuable portfolio of brands across several key industry sectors, such as power generation; agriculture and plantation; pharmaceuticals; investments; marine and manufacturing as well as leisure and hospitality.