32 locations in 18 countries
From 1917 to the present – in just over 100 years of our company's history, we have transformed ourselves from a Japanese manufacturing company to one of the world's leading producers of sanitary ware. We have a team of over 30,000 employees at locations in 18 countries around the world, and produce over 11 million pieces of sanitary ceramic each year.
Today, we are a comprehensive provider of bathroom products with globally networked production and sales locations. Ensuring the highest quality in our products is one of our top priorities, and this is why our Research and Development department at our headquarters in Kokura, Japan has over 900 employees alone.
Each year, we invest a portion of our revenue into the new and continued development of our processes, products and technologies. This amounted to 3.6% in 2019 – well beyond the industry average. It’s also important to us to register for patents every year, and we completed 475 registrations in 2019. So far, we have over 3,850 patents – a very high number that even put us in the “Guinness World Records” book.
Highly qualified engineers constantly monitor and optimise our processes at our international production sites as well. No products leave our works without thorough quality inspections.
1917 TOTO was founded in May 1917
2009 marked the launch of TOTO in the European market
4 The company headquarters is divided up across four locations: Nakashima, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu and Fukuoka in southern Japan
11.000.000 units of sanitary porcelain are produced each year
50.000.000 WASHLET™ units sold world-wide
Over 40 years of know-how go into our WASHLET™ models
33 431 people work for TOTO around the world
114 TOTO showrooms located around the globe
32 TOTO company locations world-wide, found in
18 different countries
60% of the Japanese market is covered by TOTO
40% of a household's water consumption can be reduced with TOTO bathroom products
We are an international company, but our identity is still Japanese. Four main qualities that shape Japanese culture are also reflected in our organisation and our products: technology, hygiene, well-being and design.
Our products reflect each of these qualities. When you enter a TOTO bathroom, you encounter Japanese tradition – in which a perfect bathroom experience ensures harmony between the body and spirit.
TOTO has every right to call itself a technology leader. Millions of customers around the world already count on TOTO products. And our over 100 years of experience guarantee the best hygiene and most sophisticated technologies.
This is also reflected in our sales. TOTO has already sold over 50 million WASHLET™ units – but we're not stopping here. In contrast: Our success motivates us to do even better than our best. We develop products with state-of-the-art technologies designed to improve people's hygiene, well-being and health in their everyday lives. Many of our sophisticated technologies are unique and only available from TOTO.