WHAT KIND OF ORGANIZATION IS THE YKK GROUP?
New value in architectural space.
Always remembering what it’s like to“throw ourselves into the role of a manufacturer”.
THE FUSION OF ART (CULTURE) AND TECHNOLOGY (FUNCTION). YOU CAN FIND YKK AP PRODUCTS VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE IN A BUILDING. CONCENTRATING ON monozukuri (PRODUCTS).
AP stands for Architectural Products. It refers to any product or material that can be used in a building’s space. YKK AP’s “AP” refers to windows and doors, interiors and exteriors, and many other items used in buildings from single-family homes to high-rise skyscrapers—anywhere a building creates space for people to use. Usually, you don’t think much about “AP,” but the role these products play within building space is nothing trivial. Take “windows,” for example. They may keep out heat. Conserve energy. Cut noise. Prevent burglary. Provide ventilation. Let in light. And so much more. Windows connect the inside of a building with the outside world. And they can make a great deal of difference in the comfort of the interior space. On the other hand, windows are the face of a building, help form its identity, and reflect the community and the building culture that community has fostered. “AP” really is the fusion of art (culture) and technology (function).
TO HELP CREATE NEW CULTURES AND MORE COMFORTABLE LIFESTYLES, IN JAPAN AND AROUND THE WORLD.
Doing our best in supply chain management, we gather the best from around the world, and supply the best as well. We concentrate on monozukuri (making products) and creating value. In Japan, as housing ages, the remodeling market grows. Overseas, standards of living are rising, and more and more markets are demanding our high quality. The way each market demands “AP” is different, but if we concentrate carefully on each one, we can offer new value to the people who live, work, or gather there. We hope to make them happier. And we will continue to meet every challenge in our quest to offer a little bit of happiness to people around the world.