PASSING ON OUR FOUNDING SPIRIT AND CONTINUING TO PROMOTE INNOVATIONThe history of TOTO dates back almost 100 years. In 1912, when the concept of public sewage systems was not yet widespread in Japan, Kazuchika Okura had a vision. Upon exposure to advanced lifestyles overseas, he established a ceramic sanitary ware laboratory based on a desire to provide sanitary living spaces. In 1917, Toyo Toki K.K. (Currently TOTO LTD.) was founded to supply the market with these products.
With this spirit of innovation, TOTO constantly aspires to create the best products, receiving critical acclaim and ensuring a high level of trust from people worldwide. All TOTO employees have a strong determination, parallel to our founder Kazuchika Okura, to improve people’s lives and believe that spreading the use of sanitary-related products will promote social development. These ideas continue to be the bedrock for our corporate growth today.