LIXIL is the most comprehensive and connected global company in the housing and building industry. We provide human-centric innovations that enhance people's living spaces. From sanitary ware, bathroom fixtures and kitchen systems to a full lineup of interior and exterior materials and products for houses and major architectural projects, we bring together connected expertise, beautiful design, reliable quality and a responsible approach to business.
LIXIL was born in 2011 through a merger of five of Japan's most successful building materials and housing companies. Since then, we have expanded internationally by acquiring some of the most trusted names in our industry, including American Standard, GROHE, and the Permasteelisa Group. We provide a comprehensive array of products and services through four major business units: LIXIL Water Technology, LIXIL Housing Technology, LIXIL Building Technology, and LIXIL Kitchen Technology, as well as Japan-based business units covering sales, distribution and retail, and housing services.
Today, we are a global enterprise with over 80,000 employees worldwide. Whether for a modern office in a business complex, a family home, an airport or museum, our ambition is to create good living through a focus on living technology that truly enhances our everyday lives.
FOUR Business Units
Drawing on a heritage of over 100 years of technological innovation, LIXIL Corporation is organized into four business units aligned across technology platforms:
LIXIL Building Technology
LIXIL Building Technology is a global leader in curtain walls and building interiors, with a strong focus on innovative design and superior engineering capability. LIXIL Building Technology includes world-renowned businesses such as the Permasteelisa Group. With a network of over 50 companies, the Group brings know-how and expertise to landmark building projects, including the Sydney Opera House, The Shard (London), Tokyo Mode Gakuen, Prada Building (Tokyo), and the IFC Building (Hong Kong). Permasteelisa Group is at the core of the Business Unit.
LIXIL Water Technology
LIXIL Water Technology, the most global of the four businesses, holds a leading market position in all the key regions of the world – Japan, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. LIXIL Water Technology is the world's largest global leader in sanitary ware, operating across 150 countries and managing research and development centers of excellence in Germany and Japan. The major power brands in its portfolio that drive LIXIL Water Technology's growth are LIXIL, INAX, GROHE, American Standard, JAXSON, Cobra and Vaal.
LIXIL Housing Technology
LIXIL Housing Technology is a category leader in Japan's housing and building products industry, managing a range of products including windows, sashes, doors, interiors, exteriors, structure materials and tiles. This business brings together the legacy brands of Tostem, Shinnikkei, and TOEX. In addition, this division oversees small, fast-growing overseas businesses in China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Korea.
LIXIL Kitchen Technology
LIXIL Kitchen Technology is an award-winning leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen systems in Japan, with the SUNWAVE brand being a long-held leader in the market. Its core brand offer is ergonomic "Human Fit Technology" and SUNWAVE is well known for its history of innovations. It also manages a joint venture with Haier in China to design, engineer, manufacture, and sell a full range of kitchen products through both the Haier and American Standard distribution channels.