Toto Ltd.

Public K.K.
Traded as
Industry Manufacturing / Ceramics

Kokura, Kitakyushu, Japan

(May 15, 1917 (1917-05-15), Toyo Toki Company)
Headquarters 1-1 Nakashima Nichome, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, 802-8601, Japan
Area served
worldwide, especially Asia
Key people
Products Plumbing fixtures
Revenue ¥573,819 million (consolidated, March 2017)
¥48,571 million (consolidated, March 2017)
¥33,839 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Total assets ¥553,996 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Total equity ¥297,020 million (consolidated, March 2017)
Number of employees
consolidated: 30,334
non-consolidated: 7,539
(as of March 31, 2017)[1]

Toto Ltd. (TOTO株式会社, Tōtō Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 5332, OTC Pink: TOTDY), or TOTO, is the world's largest toilet manufacturer.[2] It was founded in 1917, and is world-renowned for developing the Washlet and derivative products. The company is based in Kitakyushu, Japan, and owns production facilities in nine countries.[3][4][5] 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.[6]

See also


  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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