YKK GROUP ACTIVITIES
The YKK Group management structure is global. Manufacturing is done by the Fastening Products and Architectural Products Business Groups, with support provided by the Machinery and Engineering Group. Worldwide sales, marketing, and customer services are handled by our six geographical block organizations.
Global Management Plus Three Business Groups
|1||FASTENING PRODUCTS GROUP||
The Fastening Products Group meets continually changing market needs with three product business divisions - the Slide Fastener Division, the Textile and Plastic Products Division, and the Snap Fastener and Button Division. In recent years, the world textile and apparel industries have seen considerable diversification in consumer needs, shorter product life cycles, and demands for faster, lower-cost production. In order to react quickly to these changes, we divided our global business into six geographical blocks, thereby enabling YKK to further contribute to our clients' globalization efforts. Furthermore, YKK Fastening Products Sales Inc. considers Japan and the rest of Asia a single market, and works toward more accurate product development and faster customer service.
|2||ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS GROUP||
The Architectural Products Business Group manufactures YKK AP brand products, and does business in Japan and Asia, as well as in the United States. Our production system features products developed to precisely meet market needs, ensure manufacturing to consistent standards, and delivers a level of quality trusted around the world. The YKK AP brand aims to increase the value of buildings by providing entrance and window systems that are unique, offer quality and diversity, based on the wide-ranging know-how accumulated from major projects around the world. Our customers know they can rely on YKK AP for top-quality manufacturing, precision installment, and dependable after-sales service.
|3||MACHINERY AND ENGINEERING GROUP||
The technology and engineering capabilities of the Machinery and Engineering Group sustain and reinforce the competitiveness of our Fastening Products and Architectural Products Business Groups.
As the cornerstone of the YKK Group's technology development, the Machinery and Engineering Group supplies proprietary production machinery and equipment, systems, and components to the Manufactoring Plants of Group Companies worldwide.
|4||OTHER GROUP COMPANIES||
The YKK Group is a continuously expanding business with a Six-Region Global Structure. The Group currently does business in about 71 countries worldwide. Its geographical management structure is divided into six blocks - 1) North and Central America; 2) South America; 3) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); 4) China ; 5) Asia; and 6) Japan. This regional approach enables us to easily adapt to the characteristics of each region and further expand our businesses.