YKK GROUP

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The Goals of YKK Group

Tadahiro Yoshida Chairman & CEO YKK Corporation / Hiroaki Otani President YKK Corporation
Creating New Possibilities for Tomorrow through Technological Development and Innovation - Contributing to Society as a Creative Monozukuri* Company –
Continue challenging monozukuri -
YKK Group has always met its challenges through the use of the company philosophy, the "Cycle of Goodness" and the YKK Management Principle, "YKK Seeks Corporate Value of Higher Significance." Since our founding, the cornerstone of our current businesses has been formed by addressing one challenge after another. Even today, after developing our core fastening products and architectural products businesses in 71 nations and six regions all over the world, our stance remains the same.
Our business climate is facing an era of drastic changes on a global scale. However, I believe we must view these changes as opportunities and take on new challenges more boldly than ever before.
The Fastening Products Business Group is working to become more cost competitive, while responding swiftly to changing markets. The Architectural Products Business Group continues to create new value in the architectural products industry for single-family residences and high-rise buildings. We will meet diversified needs by stepping up our technological development and innovation, and we will always address the challenge of creating new value through monozukuri.
We will also continue to promote our corporate activities in all of our businesses, while taking a comprehensive approach to reducing our environmental impact and protecting and preserving nature and biodiversity. One of our basic management principles is contributing to the growth of a sustainable society. This principle represents our responsibility for the future.
Tadahiro Yoshida Tadahiro Yoshida
Chairman & CEO
YKK Corporation
*The art, science and craft of making things with a dedication to continuous improvement, as well as an emphasis on the thing that is being made and the act of making."
Better products at a lower cost and greater speed
– Using Our Technology for Our Future –
As a manufacturer of items that are a familiar part of people's lives, YKK pursues that is unique to the YKK Group. This has remained unchanged since the company was founded more than 80 years ago.
Even as the world undergoes dynamic changes, YKK aims to continue providing uncompromising value that helps bring joy to our customers and society. This is achieved through our integrated production system—from materials and manufacturing equipment to products—and technological advances that enable us to produce better products more competitively at faster speeds.
One of the Core Values* shared by the YKK Group is "Insist on quality in everything." This allows us to maximize the quality of our products, services, and our daily work. We would like to use the resulting trust and reliance on YKK to further develop long-term relationships with our stakeholders.
We will leverage our technological advances to realize our mission—to contribute to as many customers as possible and to help create even better lifestyles for even more people. We will do this by continually challenging ourselves without fearing failure.
Hiroaki Otani Hiroaki Otani
President
YKK Corporation
The Core Values
  • Do not fear failure; experience builds success./Create opportunities for employees.
  • Insist on quality in everything.
  • Build trust, transparency and respect.
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