Japanese specialized-tool maker Astro Products opened its first branch in Pattaya, its first Thai outlet outside Bangkok.
Managing Director Shinya Nakazawa, General Manager Junya Noguchi and board member Ken Sasaki cut the ribbon on the Sukhumvit Road store about 100 meters from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya July 1.
Astro Products imports professional and specialized technician’s tools for vehicle maintenance, including spring hooks, wrenches, clippers, levels, jacks, pushers, compressors and sprayers.
With 170 locations in Japan, Astro expanded to Thailand after seeing increasing worldwide demand and vast opportunities in the do-it-yourself market. The firm has opened four outlets in Bangkok since 2016.
The store is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.