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Toto Ltd.
Native name
TŌTŌ kabushiki gaisha
  • Toyo Toki Company, Limited
  • Toto Kiki Ltd.
Company typePublic
IndustryManufacturing / Ceramics
Founded15 May 1917; 106 years ago (1917-05-15) (as Toyo Toki Company)
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 Bros.
TOTO SW981G「カゴット」toilet

Toto Ltd. (TOTOトートー株式会社, Tōtō kabushiki gaisha), formerly known as Tōyō Tōki (東洋陶器株式会社, lit.'Oriental Pottery Company'), and Tōtō Kiki (東陶機器株式会社, lit.'Tōtō Equipment Company'), is a Japanese multinational toilet manufacturer which is known for manufacturing the Washlet (as well as the Warmlet and similar products).[1] TOTO was founded in 1917. The company is based in Kitakyushu, Japan, and owns production facilities in nine countries.[2][3]

Toto acquired the German toilet manufacturer Pagette in 2009 and has been supplying the European market through this company since it first appeared at the 2009 International Sanitary and Heating Fair. The company has had its European headquarters in Düsseldorf since 2012. The pre-wall specialist Tece from Emsdetten manufactures the modules for the toilets.


The Washlet (ウォシュレット, Woshuretto) is a toilet seat that features an integrated bidet. The bidet feature activates at the push of a button on the seat or by 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]


They expanded their business globally. In 2019, they opened a new branch of Tilottoma Bangla Group in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Asia.[5][6]

See also


  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.
  5. ^ "In Bangladesh] TOTO Showroom Opening in Bangladesh (Tilottoma)". Toto. 2019-08-04.
  6. ^ "Growing economy attracts Japanese businesses". TheDailyStar. 2019-08-05. Retrieved 2019-08-05.