YKK AP Expands Direct Freight Shipping Program to Southeast Region


Dedicated service provides a convenient and efficient shipping experience that limits potential for damage

AUSTELL, GA. (March 9, 2017) – YKK AP America customers in the Southeast U.S. now have access to its direct freight shipping program. The program, successfully established in the Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, Gulf Coast, and Central U.S. regions, greatly decreases the use of less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation and improves the overall customer experience by providing a more direct, efficient way to receive shipments, without the potential for damage.

The direct freight shipping program uses a dedicated logistics system with YKK AP-branded trucks to handle transportation and deliveries. Each shipment is moved by hand, limiting the possibility of damage. Because shipments are scheduled for delivery on a recurring date, the customer can improve productivity by better scheduling its labor needs. Additionally, the system provides for added flexibility, with the ability to order and receive full truckloads outside of the regularly scheduled route service.

“As one of our strongest markets in the U.S., the Southeast was the next natural fit for the expansion of the direct freight shipping program,” said Dennis Howard, manager of transportation and logistics at YKK AP America. “The program has allowed us to build upon our goal to provide the best quality and service to our customers. We have received a highly positive response to it in other regions and are proud to continue our expansion into this rapidly growing market.”

For more details on the program, please go to www.ykkap.com/freight. Customers can contact their branch directly to get more information on routes servicing their specific location.

About YKK AP America

YKK AP America Inc. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows.  With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications.  Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.  Headquartered in Austell, Ga., all building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, GA. and Macon, GA.  YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit ykkap.com and follow us on Linkedin.com.