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Tackling Open Defecation in India

A long time ago, a religious Hindu text stated that a person who felt the call of nature should fire an arrow from their home. According to the "Vishnu Purana," the person could then safely defecate beyond the spot where the arrow fell to earth. ...

Shaping the Future of Faucets, One 3D Layer at a Time

For a designer, there is nothing more exciting than being asked to remove all constraints, ignore all the conventions, and explore new frontiers offered by a cutting-edge manufacturing technique ― in this case: 3D printing...

LIXIL launched of a new SATO brand website

The SATO brand offers a range of simple toilet products that provide a better and more hygienic toilet experience for places that lack proper sanitation.
Currently, SATO products have been introduced in over 14 countries in Africa and Asia, leading to a more sanitary environment for around six million people.

Bathed in Culture and Tradition

It is said that the Japanese love to bathe. From places to cleanse the body and mind, to spaces where people have gathered to socialize and recuperate, Japan's bathing culture and baths have developed in a unique way...


LIXIL's history can be traced back over 100 years to when its predecessors first combined a fixation for design and color, a passion for craftsmanship, and an understanding of the properties of clay to produce one of Japan's first ceramic tiles for the home. With the same spirit, we have also transformed simple threads of silk into some of the world's finest artisanal textiles and fabrics, many found lining the rooms of royal households...

Remodeling the Housing MarketFeb 17, 2017

As Japanese society changes, companies here are being required to alter and add to the products and services that they provide to meet new needs. Arguably, nowhere are those changes more visible than in Japan's homes...

Tackling Challenges in Global Sanitation and HygieneDec 13, 2016

Poor sanitation is a leading cause of child mortality. Today, an estimated 800 children under five years of age die every day from diarrheal disease caused by lack of hygienic water and sanitary living situations, and 950 million people defecate in the open. The gravity of the situation has elevated the topic to the top of the global agenda. Last year, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the problem with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates during talks over a climate change deal...

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A selection of our brands

  • LIXIL Corporation
  • GROHE Group S.a r.l.
  • American Standard Brands
  • INAX
  • Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd.
  • Asahi Tostem Exterior Building Materials Co., Ltd.
  • LIXIL Housing Research Institute, Ltd.