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Second TOTO factory in Thailand to begin operations

Feb 21. 2019
​Takayasu Shimada, vice president of TOTO (Thailand)
​Takayasu Shimada, vice president of TOTO (Thailand)
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​Hiroyuki Suzuki, president of TOTO (Thailand), a leading manufacturer of sanitary wares, has announced that the company has invested Bt2.8 billion in building a second factory at Saraburi that is expected to begin production in April.

The company said in a press release on Thursday that the factory will focus on manufacturing sanitary wares and also assembling washlet for supporting high-end market. 

The factory began construction of the new factory began in May, 2017, and is expected to start operating in April this year. It is expected to operate 24 hours, six days per week with a production capacity is 420,000 pieces per year.

​Located beside the first factory in Nong Khae, Saraburi, the no.2 factory area is 68,000 square meters. The advanced production machines are accurate and effective, with high pressure casting machines which make the casting process more stable than the conventional process.

TOTO group said it expects Thailand to be the largest sources of production in Asean with high quality products from the factory that will be accepted both quality and world standard concerned every step. 

In addition, they must be passed TOTO standardisation that is more difficult than any standard around the world, under deep control and verification especially TOTO products checking 100 per cent of every single piece.

Based on the TOTO Global Environmental Vision, will realise a Green Factory that is environmentally friendly, utilising the most advanced technologies and knowledge of the TOTO Group, making efforts to achieve zero industrial drainage by using reclaimed wastewater, installing sensor LED lights activated by human movement to save electric power, installing a cutting-edge tunnel kiln that is highly energy efficient, increasing burning rate by using remained heat from tunnel kiln, and installing the gas scrubber used for the treatment of waste gas pollution. 

In Thailand, there is no law enforcement to install the gas scrubber, but this installing is according to TOTO group policy. All of these can guarantee that TOTO group aims to continuously invent and develop environmentally friendly products.

​Takayasu Shimada, vice president of TOTO (Thailand), said the group has a desire to revolutionise the sanitary world. Elegant design is harmoniously combined with intelligent functions and advanced innovations. TOTO group releases new Neorest series – luxury and smart toilet series – which is equipped with advanced technologies to provide users the greatest comfort.

“TOTO is confident that Thailand’s potential is continuously growing. In 2018, TOTO group’s global sales is Bt174 billion. Sales proportion is; Japan Bt125 billion, overseas Bt40 billion, and new business domains Bt8 billion. In 2019, TOTO Thailand targets to grow not less than 20 per cent per annum,” said Hiroyuki.

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