American Standard Brands
Making life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work, around town and throughout the world ― that is the vision of American Standard. For over 140 years, exuding a passion about plumbing and the bigger problems it can solve, the Company has raised the standard by constantly innovating to improve the quality of everyday life.
American Standard is a leading North American plumbing and building products manufacturer. The Company produces high performing fixtures, stylish faucets and sinks, plus whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen.
American Standard services a wide range of both residential and commercial customers, effectively delivering water saving products that are used for new construction and replacement/remodeling projects. Products are distributed nationwide through an extensive network of plumbing wholesalers and showrooms, do-it-yourself home centers, retail and hardware stores, specialty merchants and online retailers.
Offering total project solutions for residential and commercial customers, products are marketed under the brand names American Standard®, DXV&trade, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®.
American Standard operates under the business unit LIXIL Water Technology (LWT), which is the world’s largest and most global leader in sanitaryware. This division operates in 50 countries, managing 50 production facilities and two R&D centers globally. LWT brands include: LIXIL, INAX, GROHE, American Standard, JOYOU, and JAXSON.
Before American Standard, there was the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company. It was founded in 1875, and merged with several other small plumbing manufacturers in 1899 to form the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company. Standard Sanitary pioneered many of the plumbing product improvements introduced in the early part of this century including the one-piece toilet, built-in tubs, combination faucets (which mix hot and cold water to deliver tempered water) and tarnish-proof, corrosion-proof chrome finishes for brass fittings. By 1929, Standard had become the world's largest producer of bathroom fixtures.
That same year, the Standard Sanitary Corporation merged with American Radiator Company to form the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation. The corporation adopted the name "American Standard" in 1967.
American Standard Brands was formed in February 2008 from the merger of three companies: American Standard Americas, Crane Plumbing, and Eljer.
In 2013, American Standard was purchased by the LIXIL Corporation, a global building products firm.
In 2015, the Company became part of the business unit LIXIL Water Technology (LWT).
For more than 140 years, American Standard has led the way in developing innovative bath and kitchen products that have set and re-set the standards for living healthy, living responsibly and living beautifully. It is a proud legacy that has made American Standard one of the most trusted brands in the industry.