Toto Ltd.

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Toto Ltd.
Native name
TŌTŌ kabushiki gaisha
  • Toyo Toki Company, Limited
  • Toto Kiki Ltd.
IndustryManufacturing / Ceramics
Founded15 May 1917; 104 years ago (1917-05-15) (as Toyo Toki Company)
Headquarters1-1 Nakashima Nichome, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, 802-8601, Japan
Area served
Worldwide (especially Asia)
Key people
  • Kunio Harimoto (Representative Director, Chairman)
  • Madoka Kitamura (President, Representative Director)
  • Noriaki Kiyota (Representative Director, Executive Vice President)
  • Nozomu Morimura (Representative Director, Executive Vice President)
ProductsPlumbing fixtures
RevenueIncrease ¥573,819 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Increase ¥48,571 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Increase ¥33,839 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Total assetsIncrease ¥553,996 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Total equityIncrease ¥297,020 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Number of employees
  • Consolidated: 33,431
  • Non-consolidated: 8,034 (as of March 31, 2019)
ParentMorimura Group
TOTO SW981G「カゴット」toilet

Toto Ltd. (TOTOトートー株式会社, TŌTŌ kabushiki gaisha), stylized as TOTO, is the world's largest toilet manufacturer.[1] It was founded in 1917, and is known for developing the Washlet and derivative products. The company is based in Kitakyushu, Japan, and owns production facilities in nine countries.[2][3] The name "Toto" is an abbreviation of the two Japanese words forming its full name, Tōyō Tōki (東洋陶器, Oriental Ceramics).


The Toto washlet is a 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.[4]

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  1. ^ Telegraph Archived October 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Ceramic World Review. No. 69. 2006
  3. ^ IBtimes
  4. ^ Robinson, Melia (June 1, 2017). "I tried the 'Mercedes Benz of toilets' that comes with a remote control and costs $10,200". Business Insider. Retrieved 23 November 2017.

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