Caroma

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Caroma (Caroma Dorf) is a designer, manufacturer, importer and distributor of domestic and commercial sanitaryware and bathroom products. Caroma was established in 1941 and has factories in Wetherill Park, New South Wales, and Norwood, South Australia.

Caroma is a subsidiary of GWA International Limited. Caroma introduced the world’s first two-button dual flush toilet system. The company self-distributes within Australia and abroad sells through distributors such as Sustainable Solutions International in North America and Sanlamere in the United Kingdom.

Caroma Dorf Companies[edit]

The Caroma Dorf group of companies offers a range of bathroom, kitchen and laundry products from a number of brands.

  • Fowler - range of toilets and basins for bathrooms.[1]
  • Dorf - Offers a range of products for bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.[2]
  • Clark - Clark has a range of kitchen sinks.[3]
  • Epure - Epure is Clark's expensive range which offers a variety of kitchen sinks.[4]
  • Radiant - products for kitchen and laundries.[5]
  • Irwell - A range of tapware products.[6]
  • Stylus - Best known for its baths and spas, Stylus also offers a range of cheap toilets, basins, mixers, taps, showers and bathroom accessories.[7]

Innovations[edit]

  • The first in the world to introduce the two-button dual flush system in 1982 [8][9]
  • The first in the world to introduce the 6/3L dual flush cistern [10]
  • The first to introduce the 4.5/3L dual flush cistern through Smartflush technology [11]
  • The first company to gain a WELS 5 Star rating for toilet suites [12]
  • The first company to achieve an Australian WELS 6 Star rating for urinals [13][14]

Awards[edit]

  • Australian Design Award for Excellence in Australian Design in the Housing & Building category (2009) - Caroma Invisi Series II Toilet Suite[15]
  • Australian Design Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Design (2007) -Caroma H2Zero Cube Urinal [16]
  • Australian Design Award for Excellence in Australian Design in the Housing and Building category (2005)- Smartflush Toilet Suite Range[17]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Fowler website
  2. ^ Official Dorf website
  3. ^ Official Clark website
  4. ^ Epure kitchen sink range
  5. ^ Official Radiant website
  6. ^ Official Irwell website
  7. ^
    • Dux Hot Water -
    Official Stylus website
  8. ^ http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/australia_innovates/?behaviour=view_article&Section_id=1040&article_id=10044
  9. ^ http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=143501&search=caroma&images=&c=&s=
  10. ^ http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=126700
  11. ^ http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=359240
  12. ^ http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=359240
  13. ^ http://www.environment.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/144669/Retrofit_Brochure.pdf
  14. ^ http://ag.gov.au/portal/govgazonline.nsf/6094A74B9E1BF38CCA257199001FA3DA/$file/S111.pdf
  15. ^ Caroma Invisi Series II Toilet Suite
  16. ^ Caroma H2Zero Cube Urinal
  17. ^ Smartflush Toilet Suite Range