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About YKK AP

YKK group has a long, storied history—with many more chapters yet to write. Founded in 1934, YKK Group today operates in 71 countries around the globe. Its 111 affiliated companies employ over 42,000 people. Already an established brand globally, YKK Group continues to boost its international competitiveness from a management structure divided into six geographic segments:
  • North and Central America
  • South America
  • Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • China
  • Asia
  • Japan (Tokyo HQ)
The Cycle of Goodness:
The CYCLE OF GOODNESS™ is the corporate philosophy established by YKK’s founder, Tadao Yoshida, who believed that “no one prospers without rendering benefit to others.” It expresses the basic belief of the YKK Group. As an important member of society, a company survives through coexistence. When the benefits are shared, the value of the company’s existence will be recognised by society. We have inherited this way of thinking and have established it as the YKK corporate philosophy.
Global Reach Local Context:
This regional approach enables YKK Group to adapt business operations—from product development to marketing—to the cultural climate of the countries where it does business. On the local level, YKK Group works closely with communities to make the most of what each has to offer. We leverage the resources of an international company with the relationships of a local branch. With this powerful combination of reach and context, we’re able to provide quality products perfectly matched to specific environmental settings. We understand the nuanced challenges and needs of the areas where we operate.
Insist on quality in everything:
We continue to emphasise the quality of the services and products we offer our customers. This has brought us growth. Therefore, “insistence on quality” is the way each of us uncompromisingly demands our own quality. “Job Quality” does not end with you. It means understanding your customer’s standpoint and doing all you can offer that customer higher quality than expected through innovative ideas and inventions. This requires a severely ambitious spirit, to do just a little bit more, only a tiny bit more, to boost our jobs’ quality and our customers’ satisfaction.


Date: 14th June 2021

Event Category: Virtual Event