« No one prospers without rendering benefits to others. »

The YKK Group has a way of thinking that forms the basis for everything we do on the job. It’s called the “Cycle of Goodness.” YKK’s founder, Tadao Yoshida, through the concept of monozukuri or artisanship, and finally, YKK zippers spread across the world. The source of all his energy was in the feeling that “no one prospers without rendering benefit to others,” which is expressed in the statement of our philosophy, “Cycle of Goodness.” This thinking became the basis for our business. And we retain this concept as the ongoing business philosophy of YKK. Established in 1934, 111 companies, 71 countries, 44,674 employees. Over 2 million kilometres of fasteners annually.