Lixil Africa - About Us

Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we deliver pioneering innovations through our well-loved, home-grown brands. Our portfolio includes the iconic Cobra brand, which was established in 1951 and has grown to become a leader in water technology. The Cobra product offering is diverse and includes a broad spectrum of technical products specifically designed for the professional.  We also boast a full range of elegant, hand crafted mixers and taps that will suit any home and are sure to leave a lasting impression. The portfolio has recently been expanded to include acrylic baths, offering the consumer a full range of Cobra products they can trust. 

This is complimented by GROHE, the world’s leading brand in luxury sanitary fittings for kitchens and bathrooms.  As an international brand, GROHE pursues the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability, seeking to offer the “Pure joy of water”.  GROHE has been developing new product categories since its inception and as a result, the products carry the seal of quality “Made in Germany”. In the last ten years alone, GROHE has received over 300 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings as one of “Germany’s most sustainable large brands”, confirming the success of the brand. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the German government’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) prize and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 companies that are “Changing the World”.

Vaal Sanitaryware has the longest heritage in the stable, with over 70 years of expertise in producing high-quality basins, toilets and urinals.  Our wide range of products offers the perfect choice for home renovations and has been specified in numerous large commercial and industrial projects.  
Apex Valves South Africa rounds off our brand portfolio.  Apex has become a brand name for quality geyser and plumbing valves as well as low and high pressure hot water control systems.

Water is a scarce resource in Africa and at LIXIL, we love water.  As a company we are committed to bringing improved sanitation, better water efficiency, and the joy of careful design to diverse communities across the continent.  Through our wide range of water technology brands and products we believe that we are giving everyone the opportunity to truly experience water the way we do.