40 years of experience

Geberit and the shower toilet

Geberit was quick to recognise the need for improved hygiene and cleanliness, launching the first Geberit WC with spray functionality back in 1978. While the reaction to the shower toilet innovation was somewhat muted in Europe, it soon became commonplace in half of all Japanese households.

Over the past four decades, Geberit has consistently developed and perfected the shower toilet – always with the aim of offering customers first-rate comfort, technology, design and quality. The Geberit AquaClean product line has introduced this new benchmark of hygiene into European bathrooms as well, bringing with it a completely new feeling of freshness and cleanliness.

The history of the shower toilet in pictures

It all started in 1978

Sketch of the first Geberit shower toilet, the Geberit-O-Mat

In 1978, when Geberit launched the Geberella WC enhancement solution and the Geberit-O-Mat complete solution, which was the first Geberit WC with an integrated shower function – combining virtually all the functions of a toilet and a bidet – the subject of intimate hygiene caused a stir all over the world.

The Japanese, who are known for their exacting requirements when it comes to cleanliness and personal hygiene, quickly established a mass market back home for the new product of the day. Only a few years later, the innovative toilets could be seen in half of all Japanese households. In Europe, however, it would take a while for these intelligent shower toilets to find their way into bathrooms.

Geberit continued to develop the shower concept and launched the first wall-hung integrated shower toilet in Switzerland under the brand name Balena. It could also be combined with modern prewall installations and concealed cisterns to create a completely new look.

AquaClean: 2009

The Mera river gives its name to the Geberit AquaClean Mera shower toilet

In 2009, the completely revamped product line was launched under the name Geberit AquaClean. Since 2013, it has continually been enhanced with models that focus on design. The AquaClean Sela kicked things off – it met the requirements of simple bathroom design and the need for the fresh feeling from a Geberit AquaClean without looking like a shower toilet.

This feeling of freshness is also reflected in the product name: “Sela” is the name of the original source of the Inn river, which originates in the Engadine region in Switzerland. Swiss mountain waters have also provided inspiration for the names of subsequent shower toilets in the AquaClean family – Mera and Tuma. The Mera originates in the Upper Engadine and provides the perfect name for a masterpiece of design and revolutionary comfort technology.

With the AquaClean Tuma, Geberit launched a compact all-rounder for every home in 2017. As the shower toilet is available as complete solution or an enhancement solution, even small bathrooms can quickly and easily be transformed into an oasis of well-being.

The product range is complete since 2019

Geberit AquaClean Mera, Sela and Tuma product portfolio

The AquaClean product family was expanded in 2019 to include the AquaClean Sela, designed by Christoph Behling. The elegant aesthetic of the shower toilet fits perfectly into virtually any bathroom environment. The high-quality shower toilet has been enhanced with additional optimised functions and now offers an even greater sense of well-being.

With the Mera, Sela and Tuma models, Geberit now provides the right product for every requirement – from a flexible WC enhancement solution to an elegant complete solution.