MORROW, Ga., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has achieved a major global milestone with its popular Washlet line of personal cleansing systems. To date, the company has sold more than 40 million Washlets worldwide since their 1980 launch in Japan.
During the past 35 years, TOTO has expanded its Washlet sales around the globe, and today these revolutionary personal cleansing systems are available on all seven continents, in countries as diverse as the U.S., Germany, France, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Taiwan, India, Brazil, Mexico, China, Singapore, Korea, and the United Kingdom – to name but a few.
Washlets use pure, clean water – and myriad technological innovations – to make their users cleaner, happier, more refreshed than they have ever felt after a bathroom break by reinventing the humble toilet seat as a warm water personal cleansing system. When its cleansing cycle is activated, a streamlined wand with Wonderwave technology extends from the beneath the seat to provide a soothing warm flow of aerated water for complete cleansing. Because the water is drawn directly from the home's fresh water supply, the Washlet delivers warm water that is always clean and pure. Once the cleansing cycle is completed, the user may engage the drying cycle, which uses warm air to gently dry the area, protecting environment by reducing the need for toilet tissue.
Newest Technological Innovation
Committed to People-First Innovation, TOTO advances are designed that meet people's real world needs. To this end, the company introduced the first use of electrolyzed water designed to make the toilet bowl easier to clean. To create eWater+, TOTO engineers use only the home's incoming water supply and the company's patented technological process. eWater+ is applied to the bowl after every flush and once every eight hours during non-use. It returns to its natural state within two hours. A pre-misting of plain water further enhances bowl cleanliness by sealing the surface against the adherence of matter approximately 80% better than dry porcelain.
eWater+ is good for the planet, too. It reduces the need for toxic chemicals used to clean the toilet, which helps to protect the environment as it saves consumers money on cleaning supplies and time cleaning the toilet. TOTO's eWater+ technology is available on the Washlet S350e and S300e.
Latest Design Innovation: Connect+ System
TOTO's innovative new Connect+ System neatly conceals the Washlet's power cord and water supply hose for a clean installation. To achieve this, TOTO pre-drilled holes in Connect+ toilets behind the bowl (near the seat bolt holes), which enables specially-designed Washlets' power cord and water supply hose to pass easily through, hiding them from view.
Concealing the Connect+ Washlets' power cord and water supply hose offers homeowners an elegant seamless look that enhances any bath decor. Comprised of specially designed Washlets and water-efficient Tornado Flush toilets, TOTO's innovative new Connect+ System offers homeowners superior design aesthetics, water savings, technology, cleanliness and over 40 different combination possibilities.
One of the best things about a peaceful, refreshing TOTO Washlet experience is that it can happen anywhere, because TOTO is everywhere you are.
North America: Palace Hotel, Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
Built in 1875 to celebrate the West Coast boom, the Palace Hotel, San Francisco is one of the city's most treasured landmarks. The newly renovated hotel is located just blocks from designer and boutique shopping, the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center. Magnificent decor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. The Palace Hotel's upper floors and all suites are appointed with upgraded specialty lighting and TOTO Washlets.
Europe: Hotel Schloss Elmau
An ideal location for high-level discussions away from the public eye, this luxurious retreat offers the ultimate in accommodation and hospitality. Appointed with only the very best, the Hotel Schloss Elmau naturally selected TOTO NEORESTs and Washlets to grace all 47 suites and double rooms with their elegant, timeless design, helping create an exclusive atmosphere of luxury and comfort for the global summit's diplomats after their hours of negotiation.
China: Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund
Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund rests in Shanghai's Northern Bund area. Set in a prime location along the Huangpu River, the resort brings sublime Bund views and an unhindered panorama of the famed Lujiazui. With incomparable scenery on both sides of the Huangpu River, the luxury of modern and classical elegance integrates here. TOTO's NEORESTs grace the 130 rooms in Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, a new iconic landmark in the city due to its design and personal service concept.
Singapore: The South Beach
Singapore's South Beach defines itself as a contemporary HIP (Highly Individualized People and Places) hotel that is part of a mixed-use development project, which comprises retail, offices and residences. Adorned with energy-saving accessories of minimalistic designs, the 654 hotel rooms are all installed with TOTO Washlets.
Japan: Gallery TOTO at Narita International Airport
Gallery TOTO, which opened at Narita International Airport in April of 2015, was born of a collaboration between TOTO and Narita International Airport Corporation. At one in the same time, this delightful, engaging space exudes a sense of playfulness and sophistication. It is designed to offer international travelers an opportunity to experience first hand TOTO's state-of-the-art high-tech toilets, promoting the culture and technology of Japanese toilets to the world.
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 world's largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. For nearly 100 years, TOTO has been the recognized leader in performance innovation and design with products that enhance the luxury bathroom experience. Today, the company maintains 25,700 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 to research and development, TOTO is dedicated to engineering products that respect the environment while meeting people's needs for comfort, beauty and performance. TOTO's corporate philosophy – People-First Innovation – is the guiding principle for all the company's processes, from engineering and design to manufacturing and sales. Consumers enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that innovates to improve people's quality of life. Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bathroom, as TOTO believes a high-quality bathroom is an experience and an everyday luxury people value and appreciate.
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