Toto Ltd.

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Public K.K.
Traded as
IndustryManufacturing / Ceramics
Founded15 May 1917; 102 years ago (1917-05-15) (as Toyo Toki Company)
Kitakyushu, Japan
Headquarters1-1 Nakashima Nichome, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, 802-8601, Japan
Area served
worldwide, especially Asia
Key people
Representative Director , Chairman

Kunio Harimoto

President , Representative Director Madoka Kitamura

Representative Director , Executive Vice President Noriaki Kiyota

Representative Director , Executive Vice President

Nozomu Morimura
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)
The head office of TOTO
TOTO SW981G「カゴット」toilet

Toto Ltd. (TOTO株式会社, Tōtō Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 5332, OTC Pink: TOTDY), or 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][4] 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 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.[5]

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  1. ^ Telegraph Archived October 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Ceramic World Review. No. 69. 2006
  3. ^ IBtimes
  4. ^ IBtimes
  5. ^ 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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