SATO, a part of LIXIL, is a first-of-its-kind line of innovative, affordable toilet and sanitation products specifically tailored for rural and peri-urban communities with difficulties accessing safe sanitation. The products are designed to automatically and reliably seal open-pit latrines with an innovative self-closing trap-door that minimizes odours and the passage of disease-carrying insects, making the toilet safer and more pleasant to use. It also has a pit switching technology which enables the family itself to switch between two pits with ease. In 2012, American Standard received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for development of a low-cost toilet for pit latrines. This resulted in the launch of the original SATO pan. Since then, more than 12 lakh units of SATO products have been sold across 14 countries, worldwide including India, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Uganda, Kenya, and Haiti. LIXIL has set a target of improving access to sanitation and hygiene for 100 million (10 crore) people globally by the year 2020. Our SATO business unit is playing a key role in achieving this.


Sivanik, #270, 2nd Floor,
14th Cross, Indiranagar, 2nd Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka–560 038 , India
Telephone: +91-80- 4933 1000
Fax: +91- 80- 4933 1003


Al-Ta’awun Commercial Center, Riyad, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
P.O.Box 12476, Code 4407,
Mobile: +966 54 933 0143
Tel: +966 920 003 361, +966 11 455 2392
Fax: +966 11 455 9545


Nispana Innovative Platforms INC. ,
16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958, USA

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