|The Porcher line from American Standard is not for the timid or those who wish to blend in. The designs featured here are artistic creations imported from the imaginations of leading designers. If you have a passion for things less ordinary, Porcher products will help you design a bathroom that has "you" written all over it.
Their roots and their name are American, but their business is global. American Standard is part of people's lives in more than 40 countries, from the air they breathe to the water they drink to their level of safety on the highway. They do that through three businesses: Air Conditioning Systems and Services, Bath & Kitchen Products and Vehicle Control Systems.
Each business is a market leader.
American Standard is the world's leading producer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures and faucets, sold under such brands as American Standard® and Ideal Standard®, for consumer and commercial markets.
In air conditioning, sold under the Trane® and American Standard® brands, American Standard is #1 globally in chiller equipment and #1 in the U.S. for commercial systems. Their residential systems are the premium brand in the U.S.
Before American Standard, there was the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company. It was founded in 1875, and merged with several other small plumbing manufacturers in 1899 to form the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company. Standard Sanitary pioneered many of the plumbing product improvements introduced in the early part of this century including the one-piece toilet, built-in tubs, combination faucets (which mix hot and cold water to deliver tempered water) and tarnish-proof, corrosion-proof chrome finishes for brass fittings. By 1929, Standard had become the world's largest producer of bathroom fixtures.
That same year, the Standard Sanitary Corporation merged with American Radiator Company to form the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation. The corporation adopted the name "American Standard" in 1967.
And in 2006 American Standard celebrated one of their most successful years of innovation. They have introduced new products and innovations in all of our areas, leaving an indelible impression on the industry.