50 million WASHLET™ models sold world-wide since the product was launched in 1980.
New GALLERY TOTO at Narita Airport. The public restroom area at Tokyo's Narita Airport is designed to function simultaneously as a showroom, gallery and wellness centre.
TOTO Museum opens in the Japanese city of Kitakyushu, offering insights into the company's history and values.
TOTO sells 40 million WASHLET™ models.
TOTO brings the first self-cleaning WASHLET™ to market at Frankfurt's ISH, and introduces its ACTILIGHT and EWATER+ technologies in Europe.
Market launch of the unique EWATER+ technology, which thoroughly and sustainably cleans the toilet bowl and WASHLET™ wand jet.
TOTO sells 30 million WASHLET™ models.
TOTO opens its first showroom in London.
TOTO celebrates its entry into the European market at ISH in Frankfurt, and brings its first NEOREST WASHLET™ to the European market.
The TOTO Universal Design Research Centre is built. Its purpose is to create new products through an extensive process of customer dialogue and feedback.
TOTO sells 20 million WASHLET™ models.
TOTO establishes the Water Environment Fund.
The development of a remote control for the WASHLET™ S series introduces a variety of new design options for TOTO. It's now possible to create smaller, simpler formats.
TOTO is the first sanitary ware manufacturer to develop the RIMLESS TOILET with the especially effective TORNADO FLUSH.
TOTO launches the "Wonder Wave" wash feature with WASHLET™ Apricot. It offers more effective cleansing while using less water and conserving energy.
TOTO launches HYDROTECT, a patented photocatalytic technology. The material’s surface self-cleans and breaks down pollutants in the air, making it ideal for external use.
TOTO develops the CEFIONTECT glaze, now standard on all TOTO ceramics sold in Europe.
Introducing the next WASHLET™ generation, NEOREST WASHLET™, offering additional hygiene features.
TOTO begins trading in the USA, having already extended into Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Chinese market follows in 1994.
One million WASHLET™ models sold.
GALLERY-MA opens in Tokyo - an architecture-based exhibition run by TOTO.
TOTO develops the self-cleaning wand jet that guarantees a thoroughly clean WASHLET™.
WASHLET™ is born, along with a new culture: cleansing with warm water instead of toilet paper.
TOTO’s first overseas factory opens: P.T. Surya TOTO Indonesia.
Market launch of the CS series with a water-saving, noise-reducing toilet.
TOTO introduces its company logo, which is still in use today
Japan is in the midst of its economic miracle when it hosts the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and is enjoying the construction boom that accompanies it. TOTO is again at the forefront of bathroom technology, developing the prefabrication methods necessary to meet the need for mass production, which saves time and energy on construction.
After World War II, TOTO begins to manufacture metal fittings and faucets as well as ceramics.
The Great Kanto Earthquake strikes, devastating Tokyo. A sewage system is built during the reconstruction and the demand for sanitary ware grows rapidly.
The company is established by Kazuchika Okura under the name of TOYO TOKI CO., Ltd., which is later renamed to TOTO.