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 Launches Collaborative Research into Construction Technology with Carnegie Mellon University
Explores the use of robotics and technologies in fenestration products installation to help address global labor and construction challenges AUSTELL, Ga. (Jan. 13, 2020) – YKK AP America today announced YKK AP Inc. has signed an agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to conduct joint research on advanced technology to install windows, curtain walls, doors, […]
YKK AP Hires Craig Lewis as Architectural Sales Representative for Tennessee
Lewis brings to the table more than 25 years of sales experience in the building materials industry AUSTELL, Ga. (Jan. 10, 2020) – YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) has named Craig Lewis as architectural sales representative for the Tennessee market. Lewis will play an integral role in expanding the brand’s efforts in Tennessee and […]
YKK AP America Inc. Acquires Erie Architectural Products Group
Strategic acquisition of high-performance facades manufacturer brings together proven market leaders to address the increasing demands of an evolving market for highly-engineered, prefabricated and unitized solutions AUSTELL, Ga. (Dec. 9, 2019) – YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP), a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, today announced the acquisition […]