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    Since 1960, American Standard Asia Pacific has been providing beautiful and harmonious bathroom environments that allow individuals to "express their own style".

AMERICAN STANDARD

American Standard has been providing homes with quality bathroom products for over a century. Every product is sourced with the best raw materials, equipped with the latest technology and manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities. This means American Standard products are fixtures of beauty and functionality that will last you for years to come.

our milestones
  • January 8th, 1872

    The Beginning

    John Pierce buys a tinwork shop in Massachusetts for $2,800..

    John Bartlett Pierce  

  • 1875

    Arrott And Torrance Form Standard Manufacturing Company

    Two Irish immigrants, James Arrott and Francis Torrance, bought a bankrupt kitchenware factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and begin making cast-iron water closets, washstands and bathtubs.
    They named their new company Standard Manufacturing.

  • 1892

    WOOLLEY LEADS MAJOR MERGER BETWEEN THREE COMPANIES

    New general manager Woolley helps facilitates merger between Michigan Radiator, Detroit Radiator and the Pierce Steam Heating Company.
    The new company is called American Radiator Company

  • 1897

    AMERICAN RADIATOR PURCHASES BRITISH COMPANY

    American Radiator purchases Britian's Ideal Boiler Company. The company manufactures round cast-iron boilers as well as sectional and square boilers.

  • 1899

    American Radiator Corners Heating Market

    By consolidating many smaller, independent radiator companies, American Radiator bought virtually the entire heating equipment industry under the American Radiator name with the assistance of legendary financier J.P. Morgan. This leads AR to become the world's largest supplier of heating equipment.

  • 1899

    More Mergers

    Out of the merger between Ahrens & Ott Manufacturing, Dawes & Myler Manufacturing and six additional smaller firms, Standard Sanitary Manufacturing is formed. Ahrens becomes president.

  • 1899

    Going Public

    Both Standard Manufacturing Company and American Radiator become public companies.

  • 1901

    CREATION LEADS TO DOMINATION

    After creating a one-piece bathtub, Standard Sanitary becomes the largest supplier of plumbing goods in the world

  • 1904

    Standard Manufacturing Opens Showrooms

    Standard Manufacturing opens showrooms to augment its consumer and trade advertising.

  • 1913

    Standard Sanitary Purchases Company

    Standard Sanitary acquires the Great Western Pottery Company.

  • 1921

    Arcola Radiator Boiler

    The Institute of Thermal Research, founded by Woolley during the war, creates the Arcola Radiator Boiler which could heat every room in a house and use alternative fuels to coal and oil.

    Clarence Woolley  

  • 1929

    Acid Resistant Enamel

    Due in part to the creation of acid resisting enamel, Standard Sanitary breaks with tradition and shows how the bathroom could be both beautiful and utilitarian. Fixtures and furniture were now offered in more stylish and colorful options.

  • 1929

    Standard Sanitary Introduces The 'Standard' Electric Dishwasher

    The 'Standard' Electric Dishwasher and Sink combination offers many state of the art features in kitchen appliances. The dishwasher washes and rinses dishes with clean hot water while the sink is made with the new acid-resisting enamel. It also comes with a whipping device for eggs and cream and a garbage container.

  • 1929

    TWO GIANTS MERGE

    American Radiator and Standard Sanitary merge to become American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corporation. It takes another 10 years for the two companies to fully integrate

  • 1934

    Neo-Angle Bath Is Introduced To The Public

    The Neo-Angle bath became the top choice of builders when it was introduced.

  • 1946

    AR & SS BEGINS COATING BATHTUBS

    AR & SS begins coating hot iron bathtubs with enamel. This is done when a worker pounds the enamel with a rawhide hammer to make sure it adheres to the iron tub.

  • 1948

    A NEW NAME

    Showing that the two companies are beginning to see themselves as one, American Radiator & Standard Sanitary begins to refer to itself as American-Standard.

  • 1960

    AMERICAN-STANDARD UNVEILS 'PUSH AND PULL'

    The 'push and pull' faucet gives a modern look to bathrooms and kitchens.

  • 1965

    SKID RESISTANT BATHTUB IS INTRODUCED

    The skid resistant bathtub is introduced in response to consumer demands for better safety.

  • 1980

    CERAMIC DISC VALVE TECHNOLOGY IS INTRODUCED

    American Standard patents its ceramic disc valve technology which keeps faucets drip-free with smooth handle performance for a lifetime of use.

  • 1983

    Established in Indonesia

    Established PT American Standard Indonesia.

  • 1984

    ESTABLISHED IN KOREA

    Established Hua Mei Sanitary Ware Co.Ltd, the first plant in China Established American Standard Korea Inc.

  • 1987

    AMERICAST® IS INTRODUCED

    Americast® is introduced as a lightweight enameled alternative to cast iron for bathtubs and kitchen sinks. The new material provides the durability of cast iron without the weight.

  • 1992

    PORCHER JOINS AMERICAN STANDARD

    Porcher, Inc., a French-based company, joins American Standard's family of plumbing products. This union opens up new product collections of luxury European designs.

  • 1994

    ESTABLISHED IN VIETNAM

    Established American Standard Vietnam Inc.

  • 1994

    AMERICAN STANDARD GAINS STRENGTH IN CHINA

    American Standard becomes the largest foreign producer of toilets and faucets in China. This comes at a time when China is experiencing a large increase in the creation of new buildings.

  • 2000

    JADO JOINS AMERICAN STANDARD

    American Standard further enters the luxury market by acquiring the Jado brand of faucets. Jado joins American Standard's other luxury brand, Porcher.

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  • 2001

    American Standard Introduces ClearTapTM Faucets

    Tested and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, ClearTapTM   Faucets filter water right at the faucet. The faucets, both bathroom and kitchen versions, allow you to switch from regular, unfiltered water to filtered water by simply pushing the handle to the right.

  • 2002

    ASIA PACIFIC HEAD OFFICE

    American Standard Asia Pacific Head Office located in Shanghai.

  • 2003

    CHAMPIONTM FLUSHING SYSTEM INTRODUCED

    American Standard introduces the revolutionary ChampionTM Flushing System. This new flapper-free, 1.6 gpf gravity-fed toilet technology flushes quickly, completely, and saves water.

  • 2004

    SCOTCHGARD® PROTECTS SINKS

    American Standard introduces Scotchgard® Protector on sinks to make cleaning easier. With Scotchgard® Protector, it is easy to wipe away toothpaste, lotions, makeup and other grime from the sink reducing the time needed for cleaning and improving the long term appearance of the sink. Scotchgard® Press Release  

  • 2004

    AMERICAN STANDARD INTRODUCES STAYCLEANTM SURFACES

    American Standard introduces StayCleanTM (renamed EverCleanTM) whirlpool systems. StayCleanTM is an antimicrobial agent that is manufactured directly into the plumbing components of a whirlpool.

  • 2005

    FLUSHING TO NEW HEIGHTS

    American Standard takes toilet technology to the next level with its FloWise® 1.28 gpf High Efficiency Toilet (HET). It uses the revolutionary Champion® flushing system for a fast, powerful, and virtually trouble-free flush using 20 percent less water than a traditional 1.6 gpf toilet.

    FLOWISE® VIDEO 

  • 2006

    EVERCLEANTM HELPS KEEP TOILETS CLEAN

    American Standard introduces EverCleanTM on toilets and seats. The EverCleanTM surface is silver-based and inhibits the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface. The smooth, mirror-like coating is easy to keep clean because it repels dirt and grime and prevents the adhesion of mineral deposits.
    EVERCLEANTM VIDEO
    EVERCLEANTM TOILET SEAT 

  • 2006

    EVERCLEANTM MAKES CLEANING EFFORTLESS

    By 1996 many of American Standard's most popular faucets feature the EverCleanTM Surface. This silver-based surface repels dirt and grime and prevents dirt and water spots from sticking to the faucet making cleaning easier. EVERCLEANTM FAUCETS PRESS RELEASE

  • 2006

    SELECTRONIC® TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCED

    American Standard introduces SelectronicĂ‚® sensor technology. The specially designed electronic sensors allow hands-free operation and work with a variety of bathroom fixtures including faucets, toilets, and urinals.

  • 2006

    AMERICAN STANDARD INTRODUCES COMFORT JETTM

    merican Standard introduces Comfort JetsTM for whirlpools. This is the only type of whirlpool jets that are flush against the tub wall allowing you to lay perfectly flat against the jet, thus making the whirlpool experience even more comfortable.

    COMFORT JETSTM VIDEO

  • 2007

    Showerheads Join The Line Of FloWise® Products

    American Standard introduces FloWise® Showerheads to complement its other FloWise® fixtures. These showerheads reduce water usage by up to 40 percent and increase showering satisfaction.

    FloWise® Showerheads Press Release   FloWise® Showerheads

  • 2007

    American Standard Goes Revolutionary

    American Standard introduces the Green Tea faucets with Speed Connect®. The Green Tea two-handle centerset and widespread lavatory faucets feature a discrete pull-out spout, which is virtually undetectable when not in use. This convenient pull-out spout opens up a wider range of uses for the faucet.

  • 2008

    FLOWISE® DUAL-FLUSH FLUSHING SYSTEM INTRODUCED

    American Standard introduces the innovative FloWise® Dual-Flush Flushing System. The dual flush system allows users to choose between a 1.6 gallon flush or a water efficient 0.8 gallon flush.

    FLOWISE® DUAL-FLUSH PRESS

  • 2008

    ALL BATHROOM FAUCETS WATERSENSE® CERTIFIED

    By 2008 all of American Standard's bathroom faucets have received the EPA WaterSense® certification. WaterSense® certified faucets have a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute and can save up to 32% more water than standard models.

    WATERSENSE® FAUCETS PRESS RELEASE

  • 2008

    AMERICAN STANDARD INTRODUCES WALK-IN BATHS

    American Standard adds Walk-In Baths to its line of tubs. The baths make entering and exiting the tub as well as bathing easier and safer. They feature a water tight walk-in door system, built in chair height seat, grab bar, and slip resistant floor and are offered in several different models including soakers, whirlpools, air spa, and combo massage systems.

  • 2009

    Lead-Free In 2009

    American Standard continues a long tradition of providing safe products by further reducing the amount of lead used in faucets. By 2009 every American Standard faucet is considered to be lead free with less than 0.25% total lead by weighted average. This achievement is made possible by investment in low-lead manufacturing technology and the creation of a new alloy formula.

    Lead-Free Press Release  

  • 2009

    FLOWISE® FLUSH-FREETM WATERLESS URINALS INTRODUCED

    American Standard continues its water saving goal with the FloWise® Flush-FreeTM Waterless Urinals. Available in three sizes and featuring a bio-friendly odor barrier that prevents bacterial growth and prevents odor, these sleek European style urinals are a low maintenance and high style alternative to traditional urinals.

    FLOWISE® FLUSH-FREETM WATERLESS URINALS PRESS RELEASE

  • 2009

    COMBO MASSAGE SYSTEMS JOIN LINE OF BATHING PRODUCTS

    American Standard introduces a collection of Combo Massage Systems which combine the Acumassage system from a whirlpool with the exclusive Smooth AirTM massage and Chromatherapy lighting systems from an air bath for the ultimate home spa experience. These easy to maintain luxurious tubs also feature the Everclean® surface built into the piping and a self purging air system.

  • 2011

    SET UP LIXIL ASIA

    LIXIL Asia was established

  • October 2011

    LUXURY SERIES APPLIANCE SINKS INTRODUCED

    The PrevoirTM Collection, an extensive line of high quality stainless steel kitchen and bathroom sinks, is introduced. The Prevoir line of kitchen sinks includes a selection of appliance sinks which feature smart, stylish, and innovative sink designs with deep, spacious, straight-sided bowls and a full line of accessories including cutting boards, colanders, and dish racks.

    PRESS RELEASE

  • October 2011

    NEW FAUCET DELIVERS FILTERED DRINKING WATER STRAIGHT FROM THE TAP

    The new StreamingTM Filter Faucet offers an easy means of enjoying filtered drinking water while saving money and reducing disposable plastic bottle waste. The faucet seamlessly integrated an innovative filter system within the faucet to provide crystal clear, odor-free drinking water for approximately 90 percent less than the cost of bottled water.

    PRESS RELEASE

  • September 2012

    AMERICAN STANDARD AWARDED THE 2012 GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD

    The American Standard DECORUM® FloWise® Urinal is named a 2012 Green GOOD DESIGNTM by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

    VIEW THE DECORUM® FLOWISE® URINAL

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  • August 2013

    AMERICAN STANDARD WINS 2013 GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD

    The American Standard ICS Sink with Selectronic® IC Faucet is named a 2013 Green GOOD DESIGN by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. The Green GOOD DESIGN award identifies and recognizes a number of the world's best environmentally sound designs and aims to create public awareness of the products and firms that contribute to worldwide design innovation with a sustainable edge.

    VIEW THE ICS SINK WITH SELECTRONIC IC FAUCET

    PRESS RELEASE

  • August 2013

    ASB JOINS LIXIL

    On August 20th, LIXIL consummated the merger of American Standard Brands (ASB). LIXIL Group Corporation engages in a broad spectrum of housing businesses, ranging from the manufacture and sales of building materials and equipment to the operation of home centers and a network of homebuilding franchises. "We are thrilled to join LIXIL.With this step we reunite the ASB brand in two-thirds of the world. LIXIL also brings tremendous manufacturing expertise and an exciting portfolio of products and emerging technology," commented CEO Jay Gould.

    PRESS RELEASE