Our Journey

Elevating health and culture in everyday life. Throughout TOTO’s history, we have elevated the quality of daily living through constant innovation and challenge. Exceeding customer expectations everyday remains our eternal goal as we journey into tomorrow.

The Evolution of TOTO

Our founder had a vision of providing a healthy and civilized way of life. Today, those same ideas can be found in many aspects of people’s daily lives and continues to expand worldwide.

1912

Established ceramic sanitary ware laboratary and began manufacturing sanitary ware

1914

Successfully developed Japan’s first seated flush toilet

1917

The company is established by Kazuchika Okura under the name of TOTO TOKI CO., Ltd.

1923

The Great Kanto Earthquake strikes devastating Tokyo. A sewage system is built during the reconstruction, leading to a rapid growth in demand for sanitary ware.

1946

After World War II, TOTO begins to manufacture metal fittings and faucets as well as ceramics.

1958

Launched TOTOLITE Bath FRP bathtubs.

1963

We develop a construction method for the world’s first prefabricated bathroom module.

1968

Launched bathroom vanity units

1969

Changed trademark from Toyotoki to TOTO

1973

Established Yukuhashi TOTO Kiko Ltd.
(current TOTO PLATECHNO LTD.)

Established Kanda TOTO Kako Ltd. and Kanda TOTO Kiko Ltd.
(current TOTO PLATECHNO LTD.)

1977

Launched KB series bathroom unit for single-family homes

Established P.T. SURYA TOTO INDONESIA, a joint venture company in Indonesia

1980

Launched WASHLET GS
(toilet seats with a warm-water washing feature)

1981

Launched Delux series modular kitchen design

Started production of ceramic valves for new domain of faucets

1984

Launched Automatic Faucets

1988

Launched 6L toilet in US

1989

Established TOTO Kiki U.S.A. Inc
(current TOTO U.S.A INC) in US, having already extended into Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan & Hong Kong.

1993

Launched NEOREST toilet, revolutionzing the principle of Clean Technology

1995

Established TOTO (Beijing) Co. Ltd. a joint venture company in China

1998

Launched Hydrotect tiles

1999

Developed CEFIONTECT Technology

Launched WASHLET aprocot series

2001

Launched Aqua Auto Eco automatic faucet with power generation function

2008

Established TOTO Europe GmbH in Germany

Established TOTO ASIA OCEANIA PTE. LTD. in Singapore

Established TOTO Germany GmbH in Germany

2009

Established TOTO Manufacturing (Thailand) co. ltd. in Thailand (current TOTO (Thailand) Co. Ltd.)

Exhibited products at one of the worlds largets exhibite ISH for the first time

2011

Established TOTO India Industries Pvt. Ltd. in India

Established TOTO (Fujian) Co. Ltd. in China

WASHLET shipments reach 30million units

2014

Launched TOTO Global Environmental Vision

TOTO India Industries Launches its first Indian factory in Halol, Gujarat on 20th Aug 2014.

2015

Opened TOTO Museum

2017

Launched NEOREST NX toilet featuring WASHLET™ globally

100th anniversary of TOTO announced TOTO WILL 2022

Launched the Faucet 10 of water faucets such as the GO series, dintinguished by their sophisticated design, to the global market

2019

Launched TOTO DELHI SHOWROOM