Our Corporate Vision and Philosophy
WE BUILD A BETTER SOCIETY THROUGH ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS
With a spirit of curiosity and exploration, we develop architectural products of true value that connect people, planet, and the future.
We want to create a better society, while remaining committed to the art and technology that have always been fundamental to architectural culture. Our work 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.
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 Introduces Newly Designed StyleView® Classic Window Series for New Construction
ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 13, 2024) – As homeowners continue to seek more modern styles for their homes, YKK AP America today introduced the newly designed StyleView® Classic window series for new construction. The new StyleView Classic combines builder-favorite features including a removable top sash and a sloped sill with a flat frame design, which improves […]
YKK AP Appoints Shane Wall as Residential Sales Representative for the State of South Carolina
Wall’s architectural sales experience will contribute to YKK AP’s commitment to service excellence and growth in the state of South Carolina ATLANTA, GA (Jan. 25, 2024) – YKK AP America (YKK AP) today announced the appointment of Shane Wall as residential sales representative for the state of South Carolina. Wall will be responsible for promoting […]
YKK AP Begins Operations at New Residential Manufacturing Facility
Windows and doors will now be manufactured at state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Macon ATLANTA, GA (Jan. 8, 2024) – YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) has begun operating from its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Macon, Ga. The 400,000 square foot purpose-built facility manufactures residential windows and doors for homebuilders and homeowners throughout the Southeast […]