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TOTO Ltd. was founded in 1917 as a manufacturer of ceramic sanitary wares and plumbing hardware. Before long, TOTO Ltd. grew to become Japan’s industrial leader in sanitary and plumbing related products. And now in the 21st century, TOTO Ltd., with it's expanded corporate vision is poised to move forward and provide products as well as services to improve the cleanliness, comfort and convenience of residential and non-residential spaces. TOTO Ltd. is also a company that is devoted to enhancing our lifestyle while preserving the purity of our environment.

2008

TOTO Asia Oceania Pte. Ltd. established in Singapore.

2007

TOTO Europe GmbH established in Germany.

2007

TOTO Manila Representative Office established in Thailand.

2006

In preparation for 90th Anniversary, Japanese corporate name change from TOTO Kiki Kabushiki Gaisha to TOTO Kabushiki Gaisha.

2005

TOTO Dubai Representative Office established in Middle East.

2005

TOTO Bangkok Representative Office established in Thailand

2004

Xiamen Plumbing Technology Co., Ltd. established as a joint venture in China.

2002

TOTO Vietnam Co., Ltd. established in Vietnam.

2002

TOTO Delhi Representative Office established in India.

2001

TOTO EASTCHINA Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai China.

2001

TOTO Korea Ltd. Established in Korea.

2000

TOTO Receives ISO 14001 certification in all its plants.

1999

CeFIONtect engineering developed.

1998

Hydrotect engineering developed.

1997

TOTO (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established as a joint venture.

1996

TOTO (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. established.

1996

TOTO (China) Co., Ltd. established as a holding company.

1996

TOTO USA., Inc. established as a holding company.

1995

TOTO (Beijing) Co., Ltd. established as holding company.

1994

TOTO Seoul Office established in Korea.

1994

Beijing TOTO Co., Ltd., Nanjing TOTO Co., Ltd. and TOTO (Dalian) Co., Ltd. established as joint venture in China.

1993

TOTO Singapore Office established

1991

TOTO Industries (Atlanta), Inc. established as a manufacturing subsidiary in America.

1989

TOTO USA, Inc. established as a sale subsidiary in America.

1987

The Siam Sanitary Fittings Co., Ltd. established as join venture in Thailand.

1987

Taiwan TOTO Co.

1986

Siam Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd. established as a joint venture in Thailand.

1981

Kitchen Unit goes on sale.

1980

Washlet introduced; a toilet seat / bidet with warm water.

1977

Surya TOTO Indonesia established, first serious overseas venture since WW II

1970

Company name change from Toyo Toki to TOTO kiki.

1969

Trademark is change from Toyotoki to TOTO.

1968

Sale begins of vanity sinks.

1946

Manufacture begins on faucet hardware.

1937

Chigasaki plant constructed.

1918

Production being of sanitary ceramics.

1917

Toyo Toki Co., Ltd. founded in the city of Kokura on Kyushu.

1912

Ceramics laboratory built at Nippon Toki; research begins on producing sanitary ceramics.

1904

Nippon Toki Partnership founded.

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