The diverse company known today as Caroma was founded in 1941 by Charles Rothauser. Production and technological innovation began in 1945 with Mr. Rothauser’s creation of the world’s first transfer injection moulder. With this process the company produced the first plastic hypodermic syringe, then in 1956 the "Deluxe" all-plastic cistern. It won the first of many awards for Caroma including the FH Edwards Laurel in 1956.
Caroma is Australia’s foremost designer, manufacturer, importer and distributor of domestic and commercial sanitaryware and bathroom products. Caroma is at the forefront of product innovation and is the market leader in reduced flush water efficient sanitaryware.
Caroma’s history of design and product leadership has been achieved by a total commitment to research and development in all areas of quality, aesthetics and technical excellence. Through constant innovation, Caroma continually provides the most comprehensive range of reliable, high quality, smart and stylish bathroom products in Australia. The Caroma range offers a total bathroom solution which includes toilet suites, basins, tapware, bathware and commercial and care products.
Caroma has focused its R&D efforts in extending its highly successful Smartflush® dual flush sanitaryware and W.E.T.® (Water Efficient Tapware) technology into most product ranges on offer to the market. Concurrently, extensive R&D work has been undertaken by the company to ensure that all products are in compliance with the Federal Government’s WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme) that by legislation, commenced on 1 July 2006.
Caroma Dorf has recently launched two new urinals that are the undisputed leaders in water saving technology. The Caroma Cube 0.8 litre Smartflush® Urinal is Australia’s first 6-star rated urinal and uses up to
60% less water compared to standard 2 litre single stall models.
The Caroma H2Zero Cube Urinal transforms the way you think about waterless urinals and heralds a major breakthrough in waterless technology. This product is the first truly viable and sustainable high performance waterless option.
Caroma – leaders in Environmental ingenuity.
In recent years, Australia has experienced some of the worst droughts on record. Combine this with growing urbanisation and it’s clear to see why demands on our precious water reserves are greater than ever before. Governments, water authorities and the wider community are striving for dramatic long-term solutions. And as water restrictions tighten, it’s a timely reminder that we need to work together in order to preserve this resource for a sustainable future.
An Australian first, Caroma Smartflush® sets the benchmark for reducing water usage when it comes to toilet suites. Delivering dramatic improvements in the amount of water required per flush, Smartflush® toilet suites use only 4.5 litres for a full flush and 3 litres for reduced flush mode. The result is significant savings compared to older toilets which use up to 11 litres per flush – savings that add up to 35,000 litres of water every year for the average Australian home.