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    TOTO, one of the world’s leading sanitary ware companies, has an unwavering focus on people and their well-being. Established in Kitakyushu, Japan in 1917, TOTO has been developing, producing and marketing its comprehensive high-end bathroom concepts for the European market since 2009.


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    The company aims to create a new attitude towards life through regeneration, comfort and hygiene, integrating technologies into their product designs in a smart, nearly invisible way.

    Japan’s leading manufacturer in the sector, TOTO offers a comprehensive range of products including ceramic sanitary ware, taps and accessories. The company can now look back on more than 40 years of developing and manufacturing WASHLET® and has sold over 60 million units worldwide to date.


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    WASHLET® is a toilet with a bidet feature. It gently and thoroughly cleans the intimate areas with a warm, gentle stream of water – a refreshing experience that brings more well-being and health into people’s daily lives. But WASHLET® is far more than just a shower toilet. It includes many specially developed technologies and features that make it truly unique when it comes to hygiene, comfort and quality.

    TOTO is frequently specified in the UK and Europe on hospitality projects particularly in luxury 5* Hotels where its quality is instantly recognised. They are popular with guests too, who love the hygiene and comfort offered by TOTO products. Recent projects include The Londoner, The Peninsula London, The Dorchester, Claridge’s, The Connaught, The Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane and The Stafford London, amongst many others.

    TOTO toilet in purple bathroom

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    TOTO supports the development of a fully emission-free society and is very committed to sustainability: By joining the RE100 initiative, TOTO Group will convert all of its facilities to power from sustainable energy sources by the year 2040. The company also received certification from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBT) to reduce greenhouse gases in line with the Paris Agreement, and to systematically cut CO2 emissions further on this basis. TOTO employs 36,000 people world-wide.

    TOTO UK has an enviable showroom in Clerkenwell, London where it showcases its product portfolio, hosts exhibitions and talks.

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