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 Expands Direct Freight Shipping Program to Western Region
Dedicated service provides a convenient and efficient shipping experience that minimizes potential for damage AUSTELL, GA. (Oct. 1, 2018) – YKK AP America customers in California and Arizona are now part of their direct freight shipping program. The program, already successfully established in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest regions, greatly reduces the use of […]
YKK AP Featured on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters with Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown
In Episode Four of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters, Pete and Daryl of Nelson Treehouse Supply design a luxury skybox for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown. The stunning two-story treehouse framed with steel – true to Steel City – features a floor to ceiling window wall from YKK AP America, dynamic glass from Pleotint-Suntuitive. […]
YKK AP at AIA Colorado Practice and Design Conference Oct. 11 – 13
YKK AP will join AIA Colorado at its Practice and Design Conference “A State of Growth” on Oct. 11 – 13 at the Keystone Conference Center. From conversations on diversity to growing your small practice and more, come join us as we explore the growing landscape of the architectural industry. Learn more about the conference here: https://bit.ly/2P3cFA3.