On a business trip to Switzerland in 1959, Manchester-based builder Robert Willan came across a fancy throne. He was fascinated by the concept of personal hygiene it delivered, to the extent he returned to Switzerland specifically to meet the inventor, Hans Maurer. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1962 Robert Willan founded Closomat in the UK becoming a shower toilet pioneer. Closomat has grown to become the brand leader in an entirely new experience of freshness and cleanliness- the aspirational standard in intimate care and hygiene. The Closomat principle has since spread worldwide. Closomat remains the biggest selling shower toilet in Britain, delivering unrivalled quality, consistency and performance through efficient flushing, unequalled washing functions and effective drying technology. The Closomat company is still owned by the Willan family, and is based in the UK. Our Manchester head office and customer support centre is the hub for a network that includes the only purpose-built shower toilet production and assembly facilities in Britain, and a nationwide network of in-house sales and service teams.