Charles Rothauser founded Caroma in 1941, and its proud history of production and technological innovation began a few short years later with the creation of the world's first transfer injection molder in 1945. With this process, the company produced the first plastic hypodermic syringe and in 1956, the deluxe all-plastic cistern, earning Caroma the first of many awards. Today, Caroma is Australia's foremost designer, manufacturer, importer, and distributor of commercial and residential bathroom products. The Company is also at the forefront of product innovation and is the market leader in reduced-flush water efficient sanitaryware. Caroma’s leadership position is a result of its total commitment to water conservation, and ongoing R&D in manufacturing, design and technical excellence. Through continual innovation, Caroma offers the most comprehensive range of bathroom products worldwide, including toilet suites, basins, tapware, bathware, and commercial and care products. An Australian first, Caroma Smartflush® set the benchmark for reducing toilet water usage. Delivering dramatic improvements in the amount of water required per flush, Smartflush® toilets use only 4.5 liters for a full flush and 3 liters for reduced flush mode. The result is significant savings compared to conventional toilets that use up to 11 liters per flush. The company has also focused its R&D efforts in extending its highly successful Smartflush® dual flush sanitaryware and WET (Water Efficient Tapware) technology to most of its product ranges. Caroma Dorf recently launched two new urinals that are now 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 liter single stall models. The H2Zero Cube Urinal heralds a major breakthrough in waterless technology, and is the first truly viable and sustainable high performance waterless option.