At American Standard it all begins with our unmatched legacy of quality and innovation that has lasted for more than 150 years. It is this tradition of quality and innovation that puts us in three out of five homes in America, as well as, countless hotels, airports, and stadiums. We provide the style and performance that fit perfectly into life, wherever that may be.
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 150 years, exuding a passion about plumbing and the bigger problems it can solve, American Standard 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 brand that includes 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.
American Standard brand is part of LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Over 60,000 colleagues operating in more than 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.
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 LIXIL Corporation, creator of world-leading technology and innovations to make high quality products that transform homes. We do this through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. The LIXIL approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including American Standard, GROHE, INAX, TOSTEM as well as specialty brands such as DXV.
For more than 150 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.