Toto Ltd.|TOTO____|T_t_ Kabushiki-gaisha}} () was founded in 1917. It is a company based in Kitakyushu, Japan. It is the world’s largest toilet manufacturer.[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2008/08/31/sv_hitechtoilets.xml&page=2 Telegraph] The name “Toto” is an abbreviation of the two Japanese words forming its full name, . The company invented and patented the Washlet. Plants outside Japan are:Ceramic World Review. No. 69. 2006 *Beijing Toto, China *Taiwan Toto *Siam Sanitaryware, Thailand *Toto, USA *Toto Eastchina, China *Toto Sanitarios de Mexico S.A. *P.T. Surya Toto, Indonesia *Toto Vietnam *Toto India Industries, India[http://www.ibtimes.co….