WAHLET History

The birth of WASHLET
The beginning of the warm
water self-cleaning culture


WASHELT G

1980

A SELF CLEANING WAND
ensures the wand is
always clean

1983

First overseas expansion of WASHLET
After six years, the culture of self-cleaning with warm water is showing steady growth throughout the world.


1986

1 Million WASHLET sold

Launches QUEEN as the first WASHLET
integrated toilet

WASHELT QUEEN

1987

The birth of NEOREST as the next
generation of toilets with hygiene


NEOREST EX

1993
Develops PULSATING and OSCILLATING CLEANING
for a comfortable feeling whilst cleaning

1993
First sales of WASHLET in China

WASHLET G

1994
Develops CEFIONTECT
Ultra-smooth ceramic bowl which leaves nowhere for waste to cling
1997

10 Million WASHLET sold

WASHLET G

1998

The birth of WASHLET Apricot
with WONDER WAVE


WASHELT Apricot

1999
Develops AUTO ENERGY SAVER.
WASHLET learns your bathroom habits automatically to conserve electricity
2001
Develops RIMLESS and TORNADO FLUSH.
360 degree cleaning power reaches entire surface using less water
2002
Develops AUTO OPEN/CLOSE LID and AUTO FLUSH.
Easy to use and comfortable for everyone anytime
2003

20 Million WASHLET sold

WASHELT Apricot

In Japan WASHLET is becoming increasingly popular, not only in public locations such as hotels and commercial facilities, but also on transportation eg. Trains and airplane.
2005
Launches NEOREST SE/LE

NEOREST LE

2010

30 Million WASHLET sold

WASHELT Apricot

Develops EWATER for WAND
WAND is always kept clean with EWATER

2011

Develops EWATER for BOWL
Bowl is automatically cleaned
with EWATER
TOTO reaches the next stage
of cleanliness and comfort

2012
Develops ACTILIGHT
Cleaning technology with photocatalytic glaze
2014

40 Million WASHLET sold

NEOREST AH/RH

2015

The birth of NEOREST NX
as the global flagship model

NEOREST NX

2017
Develops AIR-IN WONDER WAVE
Combining ecology and a more comfortable way of self-cleaning.

2017

"WASHLET is the world's No.1 brand of electric toilet seats with bidet functions "

Euromonitor International Limited; in terms of sales volume based on the custom research conducted in July 2019-September 2019 in the countries that account for more than 87% share of the global electric toilet seats with bidet functions in 2018.

2018

50 Million WASHLET sold

Finally achieves sales of 50
Million WASHLET
Evolving and spreading the
culture of self-cleansing with
warm water across the world

WASHLET RW

2019