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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AIA Atlanta Announces Winners in 2018 High School Design Competition
The Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta) and presenting sponsor YKK AP America Inc. together announced the winners of the 2018 High School Design Competition (HSDC). In its 13th year, the competition featured an introductory level and advanced level to accommodate students’ varying levels of experience. For the first time, the […]
YKK AP America Names Glenn Smith as General Manager of Midwest Region
AUSTELL, Ga. (April 13, 2018) – YKK AP America Inc. today announced Glenn Smith as General Manager of the Midwest Region, which includes YKK AP’s Cincinnati and Chicago sales offices. Smith brings more than 20 years of senior sales and management experience to his new role in which he will drive YKK AP’s visibility and […]
YKK AP Sponsors 2018 AIA Atlanta High School Design Competition
On April 17, AIA Atlanta will host the 13th Annual High School Design Competition. YKK AP is proud to continue its second-year sponsorship of this event in an effort to inspire architecture and the future of the profession. The program aims to engage high school students in the design process, regardless of experience, and educate […]