The city of Akashi near Kobe is the focus of our outstanding technical capabilities, and our development and production of high-quality water heaters.
Here we produce 1.1 million water heaters annually at the mother factory of the Noritz Group, which has supported bathing culture in Japan for a long time as a leading manufacturer of water heaters. With technical, development and manufacturing capabilities backed up by a history of 69 years, our headquarters plays a central role in global expansion.
Within Japan, we also produce and sell a variety of products other than water heaters, including cogeneration systems, solar water heaters, and gas cookers.
We moved into China in 1993, and have two consolidated subsidiaries and two brands, Noritz and Sakura.
Noritz (China) Co., Ltd., has its headquarters and factory in the Fengxian District of Shanghai.
It produces and sells gas instantaneous water heaters.
Noritz products are sold primarily in urban areas such as Shanghai, and have established a position as a high-class brand.
Quality control in production is at the Japanese level.
Sakura Bath & Kitchen Products (China) Co., Ltd. was acquired in 2013. Headquartered in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, it has factories in Kunshan and Foshan, Guangdong Province. It produces and sells gas water heaters, range hoods, cookers, electric water heaters, and other products for sale throughout China.
In 2002 we began sales of tankless gas water heaters. In North America, tank/storage type water heaters account for most of the market, but environmentally-friendly, energy-saving tankless water heaters are growing in popularity. In recent years, the condensing type with high added value has increased its share.
In 2019,we acquired PB Heat,LLC,a manufacturer of high-efficiency boilers,cast iron and stainless steel boilers for hot water and steam systems.
We will continue to expand our business through the Americas, including Canada.
We first moved into Australia in 1997 as an original equipment manufacturer. Since then we have sold gas instantaneous water heaters to meet growing demand. In 2014, we entered the Australian market in earnest though acquisition of Dux Manufacturing Limited, a representative manufacturer of storage-type water heaters in Australia with over 100 years history. Dux's strength is in traditional electric/gas storage-type water heaters, and to this we have added the gas instantaneous water heaters that are Noritz’s forte. As a result, we can offer a comprehensive lineup of products.
Going forward, we will expand our business in Australia through the strong sales channels of Dux.
In Macau, we are expanding our business in cooperation with local partner firms.