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Toto plans Vietnam faucet plant to keep the world's hands clean

Japanese creator of Washlet boosts overseas capacity as COVID fuels demand

Demand for faucets has increased as health experts urge the public to wash their hands often to prevent the spread of COVID-19.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Toto looks to open a faucet factory in Vietnam in March 2024, as the coronavirus pandemic pushes more people worldwide to wash their hands, and wash them more often.

The plant is expected to cost 10 billion yen ($88.3 million). Toto's Vietnamese unit starts construction in Vinh Phuc Province northwest of Hanoi in January, according to a Wednesday news release.

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