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 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™, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®.
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, an international building products firm.
In 2015, the Company became part of the business unit LIXIL Water Technology, which is the world’s largest and most global leader in sanitaryware. This division operates in 50 countries, managing 50 production facilities and two research and development centers around the world. Lixil Water Technology brands include: LIXIL, INAX, GROHE, American Standard and JAXSON.
About Crane Holding Corporation
Crane Plumbing manufactures and distributes plumbing fixtures and specialty plumbing products in the United States and Canada under the Crane Plumbing, Fiat, Showerite, Universal-Rundle and Sanymetal brand names. Products are sold to over 3,000 plumbing wholesale outlets and 4,000 retail stores including Lowe’s, Home Depot and Menard’s. View Crane Plumbing web site.
About Eljer Holding Corporation
Eljer manufactures and markets vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs, and other related plumbing products for the kitchen and bathroom markets. Products are distributed through a network of wholesale distributors, hardware stores and do-it-yourself home centers serving the residential, commercial construction, remodeling and repair markets in both the U.S. and Canada. View Eljer web site.
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.
And, in the last few years we’ve introduced new products and innovations in all of product categories, leaving an indelible impression on the industry.
American Standard Today
At American Standard, it all begins with our unmatched legacy of quality and innovation that has lasted for more than 130 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.
We have a broad range of bath and kitchen products that are designed to marry style and function with innovative solutions, creating products that simply make life easier. Every product we make is designed to meet the unique needs of our consumers and trade partners all over the world.
At American Standard, innovation never stops, ingenuity never ceases, history never dates itself and needs never go unmet.