DirectIndustry presents a selection of high-quality products from the top Japanese manufacturers in industry, sponsored by JETRO, Japan External Trade Organization.
Based in Fukushima, Japan, ASTRA has been fully dedicated to automatic peeler innovation for more than 20 years. The company has been granted several awards related to automatic peeling technologies, including the ‘Kitchen Innovations Award’ in 2018, ‘Touhoku New Business Award’ in 2019, and the ‘14th Nippon New Business Creation Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence’ in December 2019.
Since its foundation as a manufacturer of all kinds of fluoroplastic products, the company has always made a great effort to develop new products and novel technologies. Above all, their fabric products, fluoroplastic coated glass cloths, are considered top products worldwide both in terms of quality and the scale of production.
The company is the only specialized manufacturer of hexagon wrenches/Allen keys in Japan and one of the only two in the world. Since the company was founded, they have been supplying their high quality products to a high level of customer satisfaction under a product quality-oriented system.
In 1935, company founder Zenichi Hattori discovered that the friction charge phenomenon could separate the leaves from the stalk of green tea and he invented an electrostatic tea sorter. For further improvement of green tea sorting, the company successfully commercialized color sorters for the first time in Japan in 1962. As a pioneer of sorters in Japan, today the company has developed a variety of sorters.