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 America Appoints New Organizational Development and Engagement Leader
Will Ngo brings expert experience and knowledge of innovative talent strategies that drive employee engagement AUSTELL, Ga. (Aug. 27, 2020) – YKK AP America Inc. today announced the appointment of Will Ngo as organizational development and engagement leader. Ngo will join the organizational excellence team, where he will provide simple, effective and scalable solutions that […]
YKK AP America Hires Residential General Manager
Proven sales executive Rick Cawston joins YKK AP to strengthen sales and customer service AUSTELL, Ga. (Aug. 11, 2020) – YKK AP America has hired Rick Cawston as general manager of residential sales. In this position, Cawston will strengthen relationships with window and door dealers by supporting both the sales and customer service teams. Cawston […]
YKK AP America Hires Tyler Quinn as Architectural Sales Representative in the Southeast Region
Quinn will service architects and glazing contractors in the Louisiana and Mississippi markets AUSTELL, Ga. (July 31, 2020) – YKK AP America today announced it has hired Tyler Quinn as architectural sales representative for the Southeast market. He is now responsible for servicing architects and glazing contractors in the Louisiana and Mississippi markets to build […]