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16 Mar 2018


13th March 2018, Colombo: Browns General Trading Division, the leading provider of world-renowned high-quality hardware solutions to Sri Lanka, ceremonially opened their first flagship store in the heart of Colombo recently, in a bid to provide the customers with easier access to a wide range of internationally acclaimed power tool equipment brands.

The state-of-the-art flagship store at No 223, T.B. Jayah Mawatha (Darley Road), Colombo 10, is now open for customers from 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM on weekdays and from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM on Saturdays.

Browns General Trading Division (GTD) has been the most preferred place for both industry giants and individuals to buy world class power tools and other construction-related equipment. The opening of the flagship store marked yet another move of Browns excellence in proving their dedication to trade superior quality, acclaimed brands of power tools, engineering tools and related equipment to the Sri Lankan market.

Being the sole agent for Makita power tools that are fortified with premium Japanese technology, Browns General Trading Division’s newest showroom highlighted a range of innovative Makita cordless power tools. Tailin cutting wheels from the Philippines, Eclipse blades and accessories from the UK, a range of high-quality hand tools for brickwork and gardening tools by Spear and Jackson, Firman portable power generators, world-renowned Hyundai power equipment and JK files were among other remarkable products displayed at the showroom. Browns GTD also offered a range of renowned woodwork and masonry tools at the flagship store along with acclaimed garden tools to match contemporary gardening and landscaping needs.

“The new showroom is designed to serve specific requirements of our treasured customers and to provide an unparalleled shopping experience to its visitors. The showroom facilitates an opportunity for the customers to test a vast range of internationally acclaimed products in Colombo with the aid of our proficient customer services executives, and to make an informed decision as they chose their equipment from a wide range of product mix”, Mr. Piyal Pathirana, Deputy General Manager of General Trading Division commented at the ceremony.

Mr. Fuji Kotaro, the Managing Director of Makita Singapore (Pvt.) Ltd who graced the opening of the Browns GTD flagship store as a special guest stated that they were proud to be associated with the Browns Group, a conglomerate with a rich and long history, as the exclusive agent to offer the Makita power tool solutions range to Sri Lankan customers.

“As a company with an increased focus on sales, Makita is delighted about Browns General Trading Division’s accomplishment of establishing a flagship store in Colombo. The setup of the showroom is trendy and welcoming, and the staff has been updated with the latest technology. I trust the new showroom will enhance brand equity of Makita and wish the Browns team every success”, Mr. Kotaro noted.

Browns GTD’s contribution to the construction 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, woodworking and the DIY industry. Whether it is a power tool, cutting wheel, pressure washer, power generator or even a simple garden tool, Browns GTD now offers its century old engineering expertise under one roof.

Senior Vice President Group HR Mr Paduma Subasinghe accepting the Company with Great Manager Award on behalf of Brown & Company