Our Corporate Vision and Philosophy
AT YKK AP AMERICA, WE AIM TO BUILD THE MOST TRUSTED ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS COMPANY IN THE USA
Our foundation is a workforce driven by pride, equipped with the most modern training and technology and recognized for their expertise. Our frame is an uncompromising quality in the design and development of innovative products, advanced manufacturing process and reliable delivery systems. Our facade reflects the enduring relationships we establish through proactive and professional service to our customers.
WE’RE MORE THAN A GOOD LOCAL COMPANY. WE’RE PART OF A GLOBAL COMPANY THAT DOES GOOD.
From product performance to sustainable design, we think of ourselves as a partner. A partner in imparting knowledge, in pushing innovation and in sharing ideas for the benefit of society. When Tadao Yoshida founded YKK, he had this core philosophy in mind: “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others.” We take those words to heart in everything we do.
After all, we don’t operate in a vacuum. We’re not an enterprise separate from greater society but an important member of it. We coexist with other businesses. We support the building industry. We work to improve quality of life. At YKK, we truly measure our value by our contributions to others—not by individual prosperity.
We call our philosophy the CYCLE OF GOODNESS®. And it’s how we do business. We start with the premise that one can prosper while contributing to humankind. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive.
Consider this case in point: By reducing material loss in the manufacturing process, we can lower the cost of the final product to the end user and simultaneously make the best use of limited resources. The result? Everyone shares in the profits.
PUTTING PHILOSOPHY INTO PRACTICE
So how do we actually walk the talk? YKK Corporation global chairman, Tadahiro Yoshida has put forth worldwide guiding management principles that we live by every day that pursue quality outcomes in seven main categories:
The first three represent the stakeholders YKK AP strives to benefit. The latter three represent the means to create value. And fairness, in the middle, permeates all that we do.
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YKK AP Opens Doors to New Showroom in Downtown Atlanta
Showcases commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors for immersive customer experience and hands-on training AUSTELL, Ga. (July 29, 2021) – Today YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP), a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, announces the opening of its new showroom in the heart of downtown Atlanta. […]
YKK AP APPOINTS COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Ayako Fujiwara will ensure YKK AP meets the highest standards of compliance and regulatory requirements AUSTELL, GA (July 26, 2021) – Today YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) announced the appointment of Ayako Fujiwara as Compliance Manager, where she will oversee auditing and regulatory compliance for the company. This appointment reflects YKK AP’s commitment to […]
YKK AP Inc. Presents “WINDOW ON THE FUTURE – GAUDÍ MEETS 3D PRINTING” IN TOKYO
A multi-national, multi-disciplinary exploration of the future of windows explores, “What would Antoni Gaudí have done with the latest 3D printing technology?” July 8, 2021 – YKK AP Inc. will present an exhibit at TOKYO MIDTOWN (Roppongi, Tokyo) as part of an industry-academia co-creation project aimed at advancing the research and development of windows made […]