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Friday, December 14, 2007

TOTO to launch 12 exclusive showrooms in India by March next

World's largest plumbing products manufacturer, Toto of Japan, today said it would be launching 12 exclusive showrooms in India by March next, including one at Kochi, which was inaugurated on wednesday.

The company offers complete line of commercial and decorative fixturers and fittings, faucets, accessories, showers and flush valves, lavatories and toilets and was targetting high end customers like Star hotels, International airports and IT parks, General Manager of Toto's India operations, Hidekazu Hata, told a press meet here.

Already showrooms have been opened at Ahmedabad and Hyderabad and Kochi is its third showroom in the country, he said. Similar showrooms at Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode are being planned by next year.

During this year,the company turnover was USD 80 million. Toto has also started supplying its products to Hyderabad International airport and to the new upcoming airport at Mumbai.

Though it does not have manufacturing facilities in India, it was importing its products from its factories at Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, China and US.

In Kochi, the company has tied up with leading South India company for all kinds of building materials-- Sree Venkateswara Agencies (SVA)--for opening the store. Toto has tied up with the same company for opening similar stores at Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram by next year, Raja Ram Shenoy, Managing Partner, SVA, said.

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