TOCLAS History

Toclas: Advancing to the next level

From the age of products to the age of solutions

Fundamental changes brought about by the recent global financial crisis, the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the unprecedented events that followed have upset the social order, creating a new sense of values and spawning a new way of life. The conditions faced by the household appliance industry continue to change on a daily basis: we have progressed from an age of products to an age of solutions, and consumer values have become more varied. Our bathroom and kitchen products are essential items that our customers make use of every day. Our job is not simply to sell the products that we manufacture, but also to take account of our customers’ perspectives and to provide them with solutions in their daily lives.

Tradition and reform

We have been manufacturing products for daily life for over 40 years, having started out manufacturing musical instruments. We want to keep a constant eye on how our customers live, and expand into new fields with our unique technology. All our kitchen and bathroom products reflect this commitment. In order to meet the needs of the current era of change and retain our status as a corporation that serves the world’s needs, Toclas is taking another step forward.

Tradition and reform

 

The Toclas philosophy

TOCLAS

Toclas comes from the Japanese expression "... to kurasu" which means "to live with." This represents our desire to be a company that maintains long-term relationships with each and every customer and that continues to provide new types of value to them in their daily lives. This logo represents the resolve to create new types of lifestyle and the quality that are inherent in the Toclas brand. The check mark symbol transcends language barriers and represents the Toclas Corporation’s philosophy; "Living with our customers—every day."

 

We have cherished the spirit of manufacturing ingenuity since our founding.

Over successive generations we have remained sensitive to how our clients feel about their lives, providing products that surprise and give joy.
The experience and technology we've developed over the years allow us to propose lifestyle solutions that go one step further, and we continue advancing forward to this today.

Company year Business

Oct. Changed name to Toclas

June. Capital and business alliance with Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.

2013

LESTO released
This vessel-type form is ideal for remodeling jobs

VITAR unit bathroom launched for apartment refurbishments

Oct. Capital and business alliance with Denso Corp.

2012

Toclas Kitchen sales start

High-back counter
GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2012

Mirror-surfaced painted doors in 114 traditional Japanese colors

Toclas Bathroom STORY
GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2012

Established Ningbo Mabole Living Technology Co., Ltd. in Ningbo City, Zhejiang, China to strengthen our ties there

2011  

Begin producing water purification units for Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

2010  

Use our own wood waste to manufacture polyethylene-spec WPC compounds for exterior wood filling

2008  
  2007

AFETTO SELECT (bowl-type)
The large, deep basin has multiple uses

Bathroom with a sound system (sound shower) as standard equipment

  2006

AFFETTO and EPOCH sales begin
Features include a faux-marble countertop, our patented 3-way mirror unit design, with 5 mirrors in all, and special drying rack inside the mirror cabinet

  2002

DOLCE rounded counters
Faux-marble countertop with rounded design for moving smoothly from one counter-based task to another, which attracted much attention when released

  2000

Industry-first ergonomically designed bathroom
Design of a bathroom interior that follows the science of ergonomics as applied to humans and bathroom use

  1998

CYCLONE hood
Our unique technologies include forming a vortex for improved smoke collection and easy cleaning

  1996

DRY & MIST heating, drying, and sauna unit

  1994

MIST heating & sauna unit

  1993

GRANA counters
Lowered the price to that for stainless steel, greatly boosting the ranges’ popularity

  1992

LAVAGE basins
One of our best-selling products—a bathroom vanity unit with faux-marble EKLAN counter and basin that allows for washing hair. A high sheen, brightly colored basin that offers a feeling of quality.

Established Yamaha Livingtec Co., Ltd.

1991  
Changed name to Yamaha Co., Ltd. 1987

Vanity unit suited for washing hair
Made morning shampoos easier with a new sink designed for washing hair

  1984

Faux-marble bathtubs
We developed EKLAN, a faux-marble bathtub with a beauty and durability that could not be matched by FRP

  1978

An industry-first Good Design Award for kitchens, awarded to our DK/EK series

  1977

Faux-marble counters and basin
Created a new unibody counter and made from faux-marble

  1976

First faux-marble countertop system kitchen in Japan
The first marble-style countertops in a nation where stainless steel was the norm

Began selling unit and single-piece furniture
Opened a furniture store

1975  
  1974

Development of faux-marble countertops

Began selling kerosene water heaters

1971

Bathroom vanity units
Became the sole manufacturer of single-piece bathroom vanity units (FRP and enamel finish basin)

Established the home products division

1967  
  1961

Began selling FRP skis

  1959

Began selling FRP
(fiberglass reinforced plastic) bows for archery

  1931

Installed the interior of the Japanese Senate Building

  1903

Manufacture of high quality wood furniture

Began manufacturing pianos 1900  
Established Japan Musical Instruments Mnfg 1897  
Founded as an organ manufacturer 1887