The Group's superior
products and services
contribute to improving
Building materials and housing equipment companies Tostem,
Inax, Shin Nikkei, Sun Wave (excluding the manufacturing
division) and Toyo Exterior merged in April 2011 to launch
a new company, LIXIL Corporation.
LIXIL comes from the combination of the words “living” and
“life,” referring to the JS Group, which embraced the five
companies under its umbrella. The name also symbolizes the
comprehensive strengths that LIXIL, as a group, can offer.
What can we do to improve people’s lifestyles? What new
values can we offer?
LIXIL Corporation is more than the sum of its parts; the
merger of operating companies produces real synergy.
Integrating individual strengths into one, the fresh organization
is set to embark on a new challenge to create the future.
Manegement Philosophy/The Environmental Principles
LIXIL CORE Corporate Philosophy LIXIL WAY Our Promise
The Group's superior products
and services contribute to improving
Creating a sustainable Reliable quality
people's comfort and lifestyles. LIXIL
Link to Quality
WAY lifestyle which is in harmony
with the Earth. Environmental beauty
Link to the Earth Link to Environment
Link to Technology
Building "bonds" that lead
to a good life. Emotional impact
LIXIL VALUES Shared Values LIXIL
Link to Good Living Link to Emotion
V-1. Ambition to achieve targets
V-2. Willingness to challenge and change LIXIL LIXIL
V-3. Speed to action VALUES VISION
V-4. Progression & improvement
V-5. An open organization
V-6. Be sincere and fair-minded LIXIL VISION Management Target
V-7. Supremacy of quality
V-8. Eliminates inefficiency To become a global leader in the building
V-9. Focuses on teamwork and individual development materials and housing equipment industry
Our Vision and Promise The Principles We Apply
We the LIXIL Group believe in achieving harmony between how We the LIXIL Group will continuously improve our environmental
humankind lives and the earth that we live on. We will conscien- management systems, we will employ ecologically responsible
tiously apply our environmental awareness across the entirety of practices throughout our operations, and we will embrace vigorous
what we create, how we create, and for whom we create a better communication with all of our direct and potential stakeholders.
Each of us, in the regular course of business, accepts a duty to uphold
environmental regulations and prevent pollution. We will pursue
actions to reduce carbon emission, enhance recycling of resources,
and promote harmonious coexistence with nature.
Each of us, for our customers, undertakes to provide products and
services that reflect and optimize the full bounty of nature. We will
fully evaluate and explore, along with our customers, what should be
the appropriate living setting for the times ahead.
Each of us, as part of a given area or society, seeks a deeper mutual
Take up the challenge of reducing our negative impact on the earth, understanding with the individual, civic, nongovernmental and
make the most of the nonprofit entities that are among us. We will, by emphasizing
cooperation and dialogue, advance together our own unique activities
for preserving the environment.
Message from Top Executives
LIXIL’s Business Organization
LIXIL Corporation offers superior products and services to contribute to improving people's comfort and lifestyles.
We will achieve this by bringing together the strengths of our five in-house companies, including
the Domestic Sales & Marketing Company, the Global Business Company, the Metal & Architectural Materials Company,
the Kitchen & Plumbing Fixtures Company, and the Electrical & Electronic Equipment Company.
Domestic Sales & Marketing Company
The market environment related to home and
living is at a transformative period, with
customers now having a wide range of demands
for their homes. The Domestic Sales & Marketing
Company works together with customers to plan
their ideal house and lifestyle to offer proposals
on good living using the rich line-up of products
and services from LIXIL Corporation, including
those sold under the Tostem, Inax, Shin Nikkei,
Sun Wave, and Toex brands. The Domestic Sales
& Marketing Company, as a comprehensive home
solutions company offering consultation on home
renovation and maintenance services, values all
contact with the customers at showrooms and at
every other occasion.
Global Business Company
The Global Business Company is in charge of
developing LIXIL group’s global growth. The
group’s strengths in production, development, and
products, as well as its operational strengths in
construction management, design, logistics, and
maintenance have been further expanded,
enhanced, and aggregated to offer total solutions
from LIXIL to customers around the world.
American Standard Asia Pacific and Shanghai
Meite Curtain Wall System, China’s leading
curtain wall manufacturer, will be the key driving
force behind the growth, while our alliances with
China-based Haier, the world’s largest household
appliances manufacturer, and the LG Group
based in South Korea, will also be fully leveraged.
Metal & Architectural Materials Company
To live comfortably, to live a rich life. The Metal &
Architectural Material Company develops and
manufactures a broad range of products, from housing
structures to doors, interior furnishings and exterior
products, based on the Tostem, Shin Nikkei, and Toex
brands, to continue to bring joy to homeowners.
Under the slogan “Smile Eco,” the Metal & Architectural
Material Company responds to customers’ wide-ranging
needs, offering a variety of products including highly
durable, energy/resource-saving products, products with
sophisticated designs to blend into the streetscape or
landscape, and cutting-edge products offering high
performance and advanced functionality.
Kitchen & Plumbing Fixtures Company
The Kitchen & Plumbing Fixtures Company develops and
manufactures a broad range of Inax, Sun Wave, and
JAXSON brand products, from those for the bathroom,
kitchen and powder room to interior and exterior tiles, to
deliver much-valued everyday comfort to customers.
The key concept is quality. The Kitchen & Plumbing
Fixtures Company answers the diverse needs of
customers by developing and manufacturing products that
not only offer cutting-edge quality and functionality, but
also provide customers with the opportunity to experience
a new lifestyle or feel a deep sense of satisfaction through
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Company
Seeking to respond to a range of new and emerging
demands related to energy and environmental conservation
in a timely and targeted manner, the Electrical & Electronic
Equipment Company designs and develops new products
and solutions that help create home and living
environments that are both people- and Earth-friendly.
With a focus on the five values of “environment and
energy,” “security and safety,” “convenience and comfort,”
“health and relaxation” and “sophistication and efficiency,”
the Electrical & Electronic Equipment Company proposes
and provides comprehensive housing solutions for
effectively integrating appliances and equipment with
building materials and fixtures.
From home windows, interior furnishing materials, tiles, and entrance doors to
kitchens, bathrooms and restrooms as well as for a range of facilitilies for public
spaces and architectures including office and commercial buildings, train stations
and other transportation facilities—LIXIL caters to a wide range of needs
concerning home, living, and urban environment development.
Housing fixtures and building materials
IInterior furnishings IEntrance doors and sliding doors
IGates and fences
IRoofing and exterior wall materials
ISuper-strong structure method
ISolar power generation systems
IFunctional interior ceramic
IWashstand cabinet units
Building materials for office towers and
commercial and public facilities
LIXIL offers technologies and products which can flexibly meet the stringent
requirements of office buildings, commercial facilities, and public spaces, including
fresh demand for environmental friendliness as well as demand for enhanced
comfort, safety, economic efficiency, and design which is visually appealing.
Photo: Obayashi Corporation
ICeramic materials ICurtain walls
Marunouchi Park Building (Tokyo) Tokyo Sky Tree®
Operating body: Tobu Railway Co., Ltd., Tobu tower skytree Co., Ltd.
Design and administration: Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Construction: Obayashi Corporation
A curtain wall consisting of aluminum honeycomb panels is used
for the shaft within the tower’s steel frame.
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (Tokyo)
IBuilding materials for public facilities
Creating Comfortable Living in Japan and around the World
LIXIL’s corporate philosophy is to contribute to improving people’s comfort and lifestyles.
The challenge has begun to expand LIXIL’s business globally with rapidly growing Asia at the center.
Overseas Business Development
Taiwan United States
Business development in China
LIXIL will work to raise the profile of its brands further in the rapidly
growing Chinese market and will aggressively promote proposals on
products and living spaces based on its comprehensive strengths. In
addition to the current brand promotion, American Standard Asia Pacific
will also aim for new growth through a number of channels, including
opening new showrooms in inland China, developing sales and distribution
networks, and airing television commercials aimed at boosting brand
value in 15 cities across China.
A new joint venture with top appliance manufacturer Haier has also been
launched in order to promote and boost sales of building materials and
LIXIL is also accelerating development in the non-housing arena. It has
invested in China’s leading curtain wall manufacturer, Shanghai Meite American Standard Asia Pacific’s showroom Tostem Thai factory
Curtain Wall System and has established a tile manufacturer in Shenyang.
LIXIL is involved in various social activities as a member of society, working towards a
Environmental education in Vietnam Social contribution activities in Thailand
In burgeoning Vietnam, environmental education activities focusing on water Activities undertaken since the Thai factory was built in 1987 include periodic
and targeting local children have continued since April 2007 in four regions, blood donations, donations of used desks and new sashes to primary schools,
including Ho Chi Minh, through collaboration with NGOs. and disaster relief support, such as food, water, timber and financial
contributions, for areas affected by tsunamis or major flooding.
Domestic Business Development
One-stop showrooms nationwide deliver on customer expectations
LIXIL group’s showrooms, operated separately
under different brands in the past, are now
being realigned to offer a one-stop experience
in every prefecture for displaying our rich
line-up of products. Showroom coordinators
are there not only to explain the products but to
coordinate group products and provide
renovation consultation, offering comprehensive
proposals on comfortable home living including
everything from plumbing fixtures, windows
and building materials to exterior products.
Extensive service and a swift response to meet
the expectations of our business partners
Japan’s housing market is at a major turning point. As a comprehensive
solutions company for housing equipment and building materials, LIXIL will
reinforce its efforts to offer new proposals and capture renovation demand. This
is another reason why we are leveraging the knowledge and skills the operating
companies have accumulated over the years to respond to the demands of our
broad range of business partners. Winning trust by our sincere and swift
LIXIL’s one-stop showrooms nationwide deliver on customer expectations responses, LIXIL will strengthen ties with its partners as part of its effort to
provide products for good living.
“lifestyle in harmony with the Earth.”
Generating energy Activities to conserve forests and plant trees
by mega-solar power generation facilities
In order to maintain biodiversity, employees and their families, together with
Solar power generation facilities were built on idle land in Iwai factory, Ibaraki, the local community and municipalities, are involved in forest conservation and
and Ariake factory, Kumamoto, and started operation in February 2011, as part are planting trees within company grounds based on the natural vegetation of
of efforts to produce green energy. the area.
Corporate Data (As of August 1, 2011)
Chairman Yoichiro Ushioda
LIXIL Corporation President Yoshiaki Fujimori
Directors Adviser Masahiro Sugino
Executive Directors Toshio Ohtake
Major Manufacture and sales of building materials
and housing equipment as well as related services
Board of Shonosuke Oda
Directors Isao Fukuda
Registered Masakazu Sugimoto
2-1-1 Ojima, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-8535, Japan
36F, Kasumigaseki Building, Katsuhiro Mamenari
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, 100-6036 Tokyo Auditors Yasuo Nagasaka
Established October 1, 2001 Domestic Sales & Marketing Company Toshio Ohtake
Presidents of Global Business Company Toshimasa Iue
in-house Metal & Architectural Materials Company Ryuichi Kawamoto
23,377 including 16,566 regular employees, as of companies Kitchen & Plumbing Fixtures Company Tadashi Arishiro
Employees Electrical & Electronic Equipment Company Yusuke Ota
April 1, 2011
Capital 34.6 billion yen
sites in Japan
History of LIXIL Corporation
1923 1949 1969 1971 1987 1992
Founded as a building Incorporation First integrated production Toyo Sash Co., Ltd. established Tostem Thai Co., Company name
materials retailer. factory for aluminum through a merger of six sales Ltd. established. changed to Tostem
sashes established. companies. Corporation.
1924 1945 1958 1967 1985 1996
Ina Seito Co., Ltd. Production of Production of Launched integrated-type Japanese Company name changed to Inax Vietnam Co., Ltd. and
established as a sanitary wares Polybath started. bidet-equipped "shower toilet." Inax Corporation. Suzhou Inax Sanitary Fitting
producer of tiles. started. Co., Ltd. established.
Shin Nikkei Co., Ltd. Operation started after merging the
established as a seller of building materials division of Nippon
aluminum building materials. Light Metal Co., Ltd.
1936 1954 1956 1984
Founded as a Incorporation Japan’s first mass-production of Japan’s first standardized kitchen
manufacturer and stainless steel sinks started. system released.
seller of auto parts.
Toyo Exterior Co., Ltd. established. Garden room officially released;
Central R&D center opened.
About LIXIL Group LIXIL Corporation was formed through the merger of the JS Group's operating
companies—Tostem Corporation, Inax Corporation, Shin Nikkei Company, Ltd., Toyo Exterior
Co., Ltd. and Sun Wave Corporation—on April 1, 2011. It is now the largest operating company in
the JS Group and is affiliated with a multitude of subsidiaries in charge of sales, manufacturing,
maintenance and other services including 17 sites overseas. LIXIL Corporation, together with
the real estate segment and retail distribution companies under the JS Group umbrella, will
seek continued growth under the LIXIL management philosophy, as a comprehensive housing
and living environment solutions provider.
Holding Company Operating Companies Major Branches and Subsidiaries
JS Group Corporation LIXIL Corporation Overseas branches and subsidiaries
LIXIL CORPORATION HONG KONG BRANCH (Hong Kong )
Domestic Sales & Marketing Company AMERICAN STANDARD ASIA PACIFIC
LIXIL (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO., LTD. (China)
Global Business Company TOSTEM HOUSING PRODUCTS (DALIAN) CO., LTD. (China)
SHANGHAI MEITE CURTAIN WALL SYSTEM CO., LTD. (China)
Metal & Architectural Materials Company SUZHOU INAX BUILDING MATERIALS CO., LTD. (China)
SUZHOU INAX SANITARY FITTING CO., LTD. (China)
Kitchen & Plumbing Fixtures Company SHENYANG INAX BUILDING MATERIALS CO., LTD. (China)
TAIWAN INAX CORPORATION (Taiwan)
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Company TOSTEM TAIWAN CORPORATION (Taiwan)
LG-TOSTEM BM CO., LTD. (South Korea)
Head Office INAX KOREA CORPORATION (South Korea)
TOSTEM THAI CO., LTD. (Thailand)
TOSTEM THAI MARKETING CO., LTD. (Thailand)
TOSTEM SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. (Singapore)
INAX VIETNAM CO., LTD. (VINAX) (Vietnam )
TOSTEM THAI CO., LTD. HANOI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE (Vietnam)
INAX MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. (Malaysia)
NITTAN (UK) LIMITED UK
INAX ITALIA S.R.L. (Italy)
LIXIL VIVA CORPORATION INAX USA INC. (USA)
Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd.
LIXIL Housing Research Institute, Ltd. GL HOME CORPORATION
LIXIL REALTY, Corp. LIXIL ERA Japan, Corp.
JSG FINANCE CORPORATION
Tostem group and Inax group merged to Company name changed to
become Tostem Inax Holding Corporation. JS Group Corporation.
Tostem Corporation Tostem Dalian plant completed.
1998 2002 2008 2009 2010
Suzhou Inax Building Materials LIXIL (China) Investment Co., Production of tiles American Standard Production of faucet fixtures
Co., Ltd. established. Ltd. established. started in Vietnam. Asia-Pacific division started in Vietnam.
became a subsidiary.
Nippon Light Metal Co., Ltd.
became a wholly owned subsidiary
Became a wholly-owned
subsidiary of JS Group 2011
through a stock swap. Corporation. Five companies merged
to establish LIXIL
2004 2009 2010 Corporation.
SW Kitchen Techno Corporation JS Group Corporation Became a consolidated
spun off from the commercial acquired 30% ownership. subsidiary of JS Group
kitchen equipment division. Corporation.
Tostem Corporation acquired First Toex/Inax joint showroom
100% ownership. opened.
36F, Kasumigaseki Building,
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-6036, Japan
August 1, 2011