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 Transforms the Candidate Experience with Launch of New Careers Website
New careers website and digital HR solution simplifies the job search, hiring and onboarding processes AUSTELL, Ga. (Feb. 23, 2021) – YKK AP America Inc. today announced it has launched a new careers website to transform the candidate experience, better showcase the company culture, and streamline hiring and onboarding processes. The redesigned, mobile-friendly website provides […]
YKK AP America Promotes Derick Clutchey to Director of Branch Sales
Clutchey will oversee YKK AP branch locations with a focus on delivering the highest levels of quality and service excellence AUSTELL, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2021) – YKK AP America has promoted Derick Clutchey to director of branch sales. Clutchey is now responsible for expanding sales and ensuring service excellence throughout the company’s 10 branch locations […]
YKK AP Takes Home Three Wins in the 2020 Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards
Honored for its innovative industry leadership as well as the successful application of its YHC 300 SSG Cassette Curtain Wall and YUW 750 TU Curtain Wall products AUSTELL, GA. (Nov. 20, 2020) – YKK AP America Inc. today announced it took home three Architectural Products 2020 Product Innovation Awards (PIAs). The company was honored with the […]