Toto Ltd.

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TOTO Ltd.
TOTO株式会社
Type Public
Traded as TYO: 5332
Industry Manufacturing
Founded

Kokura, Kitakyushu, Japan

(May 15, 1917 (1917-05-15), Toyo Toki Company)
Headquarters 1-1 Nakashima Nichome, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, 802-8601, Japan
Area served worldwide, especially Asia
Key people
Products Plumbing fixtures
Revenue Increase ¥433,577 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Operating income Increase ¥14,104 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Profit Increase ¥5,115 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Total assets Increase ¥379,215 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Total equity Decrease ¥180,164 million (consolidated, March 2011)
Employees consolidated: 23,143
non-consolidated: 7,755
(As of June 30, 2010)
Website www.toto.co.jp
The head office of TOTO
TOTO SW981G「カゴット」toilet

Toto Ltd. (TOTO株式会社 Tōtō Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 5332) was founded in 1917. It is a company based in Kitakyushu, Japan. It is the world's largest toilet manufacturer.[1]

The name "Toto" is an abbreviation of the two Japanese words forming its full name, Tōyō Tōki (東洋陶器 Oriental Ceramics?). The company invented and patented the Washlet. Plants outside Japan are:[2]

  • Beijing Toto, China
  • Taiwan Toto
  • Siam Sanitaryware, Thailand
  • Toto, USA
  • Toto Eastchina, China
  • Toto Sanitarios de Mexico S.A.
  • P.T. Surya Toto, Indonesia
  • Toto Vietnam

Toto set up business in the UK in 2010, where they operate through their own showroom in Farringdon, London.

Washlet[edit]

The Toto Washlet is an innovative toilet seat that features an integrated bidet. The bidet feature activates at the push of a button on the seat or a remote control; a small wand extends from the back of the rim and begins to jet water towards the backside of the user. Different Washlet models have features such as air fresheners, seat heaters, and dryers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Telegraph[dead link]
  2. ^ Ceramic World Review. No. 69. 2006

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