The PRESTO Story
An expert in its field that is now the global benchmark for innovative and sustainable solutions for controlling water in sanitary facilities in public access buildings, PRESTO was founded in 1927 by two brothers: André and Lucien Patient. These true geniuses invented the first push-button timed-flow tap to combat water wastage and conserve our resources. So saving water and energy has always been at the very heart of the technologies and solutions developed by PRESTO.
PRESTO LOVES WATER
Since 1927, the PRESTO group has designed, manufactured and distributed the most water-efficient tapware to facilities open to the public. The inventor of the timed-flow tap, a technology made in France, unique throughout the world, our company has since developed hundreds of patented taps. From invention to innovation, the PRESTO group is the leader in the design and manufacture of tapware and accessories for sanitary appliances in healthcare facilities (with the SANIFIRST brand®). Today, more than ever, the PRESTO group is committed to saving water in public spaces.
From day one, PRESTO believes that industry has primary responsibility for the planet. Thanks to its time-flow technology which sustainably saves water consumption and its unique technological know-how serve hygiene, sturdiness and comfort purposes. Public and commercial places use a lot of water, and PRESTO helps them save it, and make it safe to use. These places are by definition all places where toilets are shared, public, and very demanding. This is how PRESTO takes all of its industrial responsibilities by manufacturing nice sanitary ware that takes care of resources as well as its users and thus inspires confidence from the beginning of its history.