Yoshida Trading Co. (current YKK AP Inc.) established.
Fastening Products Group
YKK was founded in Tokyo in 1934, and can be found in 108 companies in over 72 counties/regions with over 46,000 employees globally. YKK has continuously set industry standards for quality, service, value and innovation in the production of fastening products such as zippers, hook & loop fasteners, plastic buckles and notions, webbing, and snaps & buttons. Based on the CYCLE OF GOODNESS® corporate philosophy – no one prospers without rendering benefit to others – YKK aims to contribute to a sustainable society through our operations and constantly seeks new ways to serve the changing needs of our diverse customers.
“No one prospers without rendering benefit to others.”
An enterprise is an important member of society, and as such, it must coexist with other elements of society. Its value will be measured by the benefits it shares with society. Behind the YKK Philosophy of the CYCLE OF GOODNESS® is the concept that “contributions to society can best be achieved by the continual creation of value through innovative ideas and inventions. The resulting business expansion will bring prosperity to consumers and business partners, thus benefiting all society. This has been our philosophy since 1934, and remains the basis of our business today.