YKK GROUP

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The Goals of YKK Group

Hiroaki Otani President YKK Corporation
Technology Oriented Value Creation
-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 73 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.
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.
*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."
Hiroaki Otani Hiroaki Otani
President
YKK Corporation
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