In April 2011, five top Japanese companies comprising Japan`s top housing-related brands - Tostem, INAX, Shin Nikkei, SUNWAVE and Toyo Exterior, merged to form LIXIL Corporation. The name LIXIL was born from combining the words "living" and "life". The name also symbolizes the comprehensive strengths that LIXIL brands offer. LIXIL manufactures and sells a broad range of housing products and services, from building materials, exteriors, entrance doors, windows, flooring and interior fabrics, to systems such as kitchens and bathroom environments. With a portfolio of world renowned brands under LIXIL's belt, LIXIL's goal is to realize each individual's desire for "Good Living"; a fulfilling and naturally comfortable living environment.