The big players in the sanitaryware sector (2022)

Ceramic World Review updates the 2022 rankings of the world ceramic sanitaryware manufacturers by volumes of production. Roca, Kohler and Toto confirm their leading positions. See who is next.

With a production of 28 million pieces in 2022 and manufacturing plants in Europe, South America, North Africa and Asia, the Spanish multinational Roca Group confirms itself as the biggest ceramic sanitaryware manufacturer in the world; its production is sold with the brands Roca, Laufen, Celite, Incepa, Parryware, Jika, and Ying. The Spanish group, which had sold its tile division to Lamosa in August 2021, closed the 2022 fiscal year with a turnover of 2,092 million euros, up 2% on 2021.

The US Kohler Group follows, with an estimated production capacity of 25 million pieces, installed in 15 facilities in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Morocco, Thailand, India, Indonesia and China.

Third in the rankings is the Japanese Toto Group, which manufactured 11.6 million pieces in the year 2022 in its 4 plants in Japan and further 12 spread in China, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Thailand, USA and Mexico.

Toto Group is followed by the Swisse Geberit group, which can count on an estimated production capacity of 14.5 million pieces, installed in its European plants in Finland, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Italy and Ukraine.

Check the rankings of the major 30 world groups as published in Ceramic World Review 154

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