MORROW, Ga., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion in annual sales, announced today that its stylish, technologically advanced plumbing fixtures are featured this season on The Kardashians trend-setting reality series. A storyline follows style maven Kourtney Kardashian as she selects TOTO products to make a sophisticated, contemporary design statement in her bath spaces.
"We are delighted to play a role on The Kardashians reality show," said David Krakoff, Senior Vice-President, Americas Sales Division. "This popular family-focused television series is a perfect setting for our sophisticated lifestyle products—loved by celebrities and homeowners around the globe—because TOTO is about people first and foremost. We breathe life into innovations that enhance the way you live by delivering world-class, reliable, eco-friendly performance."
In the episode that premiered Sunday, August 5th at 9PM E/P, Kourtney and her sister Khloe Kardashian Odom visited TOTO's West Hollywood Gallery to shop for products. The company's regional sales director, Paul Wellman, escorted the sisters around the showroom, offering insights into the TOTO products best suited to each of Kourtney's bath spaces.
As Kourtney toured the TOTO Gallery, the stylista was able to see many of the company's high-fashion, technologically advanced products on display, such as the NEOREST 600 state-of-the-art, high-tech toilet; the chic Kiwami Design I Vessel Lavatories and Kiwami Renesse Widespread Faucets; the elegant Soiree Suite Freestanding Tub, Shower System, Bath Faucet with Handshower, and Accessories; the comely Carolina II one-piece high-efficiency toilet; the elementally beautiful Nexus Pedestal Lavatory and Faucets; and the high-style Aimes Faucets and Accessories.
TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. To date, TOTO has produced more than 60 million plumbing fixtures. Today, this international company maintains 23,500 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide. With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted solely to research and development, TOTO is the undisputed global leader in product innovation, precision engineering, high design, and sustainability in products that are designed to meet people's real world needs. Exemplified in the company's philosophy – People-First Innovation -- TOTO offers consumers elegant luxury products that save money and water without sacrificing an ounce of performance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that sets the standard for world-class performance, enduring quality, and reliability. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the Environmental Protection Agency. TOTO continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bath space, as it connects people with water in ways that enrich the flow of their daily lives.