TOTO Washlet Sales Top 40 Million Units Globally

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Company’s Technologically-Advanced Personal Cleansing Systems are Evidence of its People-First Innovation Design Philosophy

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 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 décor. 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. TOTO Everywhere 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.

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