YKK GROUP

PRESIDENT YKK CORPORATION A MESSAGE FROM HIROAKI OTANI

What is YKK Group’s goal?

Embrace Challenges without Being Satisfied or Content with the Present.
Let's Create Global Standards through Our Determination and Abilities.

Hiroaki Otani President YKK Corporation

THE PRIDE THAT COMES FROM CREATING PRODUCTS THAT SET THE WORLD STANDARD.

The fastening products world around YKK is changing substantially. Clothing has become more casual with "fast fashion" exerting a greater presence, while the global market continues to expand with the growing population. We have designated the "volume zone" products used by the majority of people as the market standard, and have begun to embrace new challenges. YKK is already well regarded around the world in the high-end segment of the market. There are probably some people who think we should be content with that position. However, we will stand firm. We will draw on the pride of having led advancements in fasteners, and our world-class technologies, to create the world standard ourselves.

AN UNSHAKABLE CORE IS VITAL FOR BOTH PEOPLE AND COMPANIES.

YKK has been operating businesses in 71 countries and regions. To be successful globally, it's important to establish firm roots in an area, and be firmly grounded as a person. The same is true for companies. Since its founding, the YKK Group has adhered to the philosophy of "Cycle of Goodness." In other words, that is the idea of benefitting everyone involved with our business, and also society in general. I believe this concept of contributing to society to be the unwavering mission at the heart of YKK. This also goes for people. Looking ahead to the future society through our business inspire our people.

SEEKING THE DETERMINATION TO EMBRACE CHALLENGES WITHOUT FEAR FOR FAILURE.

With today's fast-moving social trends, speed is becoming increasingly important for YKK's business. "Greater speed" has joined "better products at a lower cost" as an essential condition for seeking a global standard. To accomplish this, it's important to have a mindset of pursuing "Something new, Something different." I have experience with this myself, where even if you fail, in overcoming the setback you gain exceptional growth. It is the will to continue embracing challenges without fear for failure. YKK seeks young highfliers to join us in embracing challenges.

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