22 May 2020

YKK Manufactures Products for COVID-19 Relief

YKK companies in EMEA have taken an innovative approach to the ongoing challenges being presented to them during the Covid-19 crisis.

YKK are currently producing essential fastening products to help support the fight against Covid-19, these include isolation/containment units, medical equipment including surgical masks, mattress protection as well as PPE (personal protective equipment) protection and ventilator components.

YKK are also hoping to work with their partners to find inventive their fastening products can be used.

At the same time, YKK companies are taking many steps to ensure the safety of their employees as they remain at work to fulfil these critical orders. Each company has put strict restrictions on travel, many have prohibited non-essential visitors to their sites, are encouraging teleconferencing, and continue to reinforce safe behaviour in their plants, such as handwashing, social distancing and disinfecting.

The company is also emphasizing frequent and transparent communication with employees, customers, and local communities in its various localities.

The YKK team is turning to our corporate philosophy for guidance –the ‘Cycle of Goodness,’ which teaches us that ‘no one prospers without rendering benefit to others’; the YKK Management Principle, ‘seek corporate value of higher significance’; and our Core Values, which emphasize trust, transparency and innovation.

For further information, please contact Lynn Whittingham, YKK Europe Limited, Tel: +44 (0)77 13098120

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