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As the global leader in quality control and manufacturing standards, YKK North and Central America Group's fastening solutions are produced by our patented technology to ensure superior performance and longevity. Through our diverse vertical manufacturing systems, YKK North and Central America Group produces best in class products you can always trust to make an invaluable difference in customers' lives.

YKK Trend

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A shift from a society that pursues maximum profit to one that is conscious of a continuance of society, pursues optimization of each individual, and quests for richness. Within such a society, a reevaluation of one's own performance and becoming reacquainted with one's optimal state.
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SELF - REFLECTION
A shift from a society that pursues maximum profit to a society that is conscious of a continuance of society, pursues optimization of each individual, and quests for richness. Within such society, a reevaluation of one's own performance, and becoming reacquainted with one's optimal state.
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SELF UP - GRADING
Seeking an ability to nimbly and positively manage change and build more open relationships with people and society while pushing the boundaries of performance and capabilities beyond the present state.
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Seeking an ability to nimbly and positively manage change and build more open relationships with people and society while pushing the boundaries of performance and capabilities beyond the present state.
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With products and services shared simultaneously in many places, consumers are seeking a better balance in their lives for the future. Focusing on flexibility and sustainability, this balance will be achieved through the use of technology coupled with creativity and inquiry.

Social and Environmental Responsibility at YKK

YKK Honduras plants 5 trees in the Public Kindergarten Rosinda Mondragon
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Social and Environmental Responsibility at YKK

Kelly Ghahramani , Lauren Simon and Catheryn Chen volunteer for the NYC Compost Project
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2019-06-17 Issue 101 – Fundamental Behavior 24 – Be an ambassador

YKK Experts Talk about the Latest in Zipper Innovation at 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

2019-06-10 Issue 100 – Fundamental Behavior 23 – Give back

2019-06-03 Issue 99 – Fundamental Behavior 22 – Take pride in our appearance

Women Designers Series: Ndeye Gueye, “The Zipper Queen”

2019-05-27 Issue 98 – Fundamental Behavior 21 – Be a lifelong learner

2019-05-20 Issue 97 – Fundamental Behavior 20 – Pay attention to the details

Women Designers Series: Debora Crichton

2019-05-13 Issue 96 – Fundamental Behavior 19 – Be proactive

2019-05-06 Fundamental Behavior 95 – Issue 18 – Take ownership

Protecting firefighters from common firefighter safety and health hazards

2019-04-29 Issue 94 – Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice blameless problem-solving

Popular Misconceptions About Caring for Jeans

2019-04-22 Issue 93 – Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide meaningful appreciation

YKK Canada’s Alexandre Saade volunteers with the Club Lions Laval Renaissance to benefit people in his community

YKK Mexicana and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico are working together to become a more sustainable manufacturing company

2019-04-15 Issue 92 – Fundamental Behavior 15 – Listen to understand

How to prevent metal zippers from changing color and staining a garment

2019-04-08 Issue 54 – Fundamental Behavior 14 – Invest in relationships

YKK Colombia implements the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of its environmental practices

2019-04-01 Issue 53 – Fundamental Behavior 13 – Be a team player

20190325 Issue 52 – Fundamental Behavior 12 – Seek improvement in everything

YKK North and Central America region celebrates International Women’s Day

2019-03-18 – Issue 91 – Fundamental Behavior 11 – Innovate

YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Margaret Mimbs teaches at the company’s talent training center

How to protect your workers from an arc flash incident

YKK Becomes Only Zipper Manufacturer in Bangladesh to be Certified by Alliance

2019-03-11 Issue 90 – Fundamental Behavior 10 – Be process driven

How to properly match a zipper color to your garment

2019-03-04 Issue 89 – Fundamental Behavior 9 – Honor commitments

YKK El Salvador implements many sustainable practices to help preserve the environment

2019-02-25 Issue 88 – Fundamental Behavior 8 – Make customers a priority

Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

2019-02-18 Issue 87 Fundamental Behavior 7 Clarify Expectations, Then Respond Quickly

2019-02-11 Issue 86 Fundamental Behavior 6 Lead By Example

2019-02-04 Issue 85 Fundamental Behavior 5 Embrace Diversity

2019-01-28 Issue 84 Fundamental Behavior 4 Make Quality Personal

2019-01-21 Issue 83 Fundamental Behavior 3 Protect The Environment

2019-01-14 Issue 82 Fundamental Behavior 2 Be Vigilant About Safety

2019-01-07 Issue 81 Fundamental Behavior 1 Do The Right Thing, Always

2019-12-10 Issue 80 Fundamental Behavior 25 Be Positive

2019-12-03 Issue 79 Fundamental Behavior 24 Be An Ambassador

2019-11-26 Issue 78 Fundamental Behavior 23 Give Back

2018-11-19 Issue 77 Fundamental Behavior 22 Take Pride In Our Appearance

2018-11-12 Issue 76 Fundamental Behavior 21 Be A Lifelong Learner

2018-11-05 Issue 75 Fundamental Behavior 20 Pay Attention To The Details

2018-10-29 Issue 74 Fundamental Behavior 19 Be Proactive

2018-10-22 Issue 73 Fundamental Behavior 18 Take Ownership

2018-10-15 Issue 72 Fundamental Behavior 17 Practice Blameless Problem-Solving

2018-10-08 Issue 71 Fundamental Behavior 16 Provide Meaningful Appreciation

2018-10-01 Issue 70 Fundamental Behavior 15 Listen To Understand

2018-09-24 Issue 69 Fundamental Behavior 14 Invest In Relationships

2018-09-17 Issue 68 Fundamental Behavior 13 Be A Team Player

2018-09-10 Issue 67 Fundamental Behavior 12 Seek Improvement In Everything

2018-09-03 Issue 66 Fundamental Behavior 11 Innovate

2018-08-27 Issue 65 Fundamental Behavior 10 Be Process-Driven

2018-08-20 Issue 64 Fundamental Behavior 9 Honor Commitments

2018-08-13 Issue 63 Fundamental Behavior 8 Make Customers A Priority

2018-08-06 Issue 62 Fundamental Behavior 7 Clarify Expectations, Then Respond Quickly

2018-07-30 Issue 61 Fundamental Behavior 6 Lead By Example

2018-07-23 Issue 60 Fundamental Behavior 5 Embrace Diversity

2018-07-16 Issue 59 Fundamental Behavior 4 Make Quality Personal

2018-07-09 Issue 58 Fundamental Behavior 3 Protect The Environment

2018-07-02 Issue 57 Fundamental Behavior 2 Be Vigilant About Safety

2018-06-25 Issue 56 Fundamental Behavior 1 Do The Right Thing, Always

2018-06-18 Issue 55 Fundamental Behavior 25 Be Positive

2018-06-11 Issue 51 Fundamental Behavior 24 Be An Ambassador

2017-09-11 Issue 14 Fundamental Behavior 13 – Be A Team Player

2018-06-04 Issue 50 Fundamental Behavior 23 Give Back

2018-05-28 Issue 49 Fundamental Behavior 22 Take Pride In Our Appearance

2018-05-21 Issue 48 Fundamental Behavior 21 Be A Lifelong Learner

2018-05-14 Issue 47 Fundamental Behavior 20 Pay Attention To The Details

2018-05-07 Issue 46 Fundamental Behavior 19 Be Proactive

2018-04-30 Issue 45 Fundamental Behavior 18 Take Ownership

2018-04-23 Issue 44 Fundamental Behavior 17 Practice Blameless Problem-Solving

2018-04-16 Issue 43 Fundamental Behavior 16 Provide Meaningful Appreciation

2018-04-09 Issue 42 Fundamental Behavior 15 Listen To Understand

2018-04-02 Issue 41 Fundamental Behavior 14 Invest In Relationships

2018-03-26 Issue 40 Fundamental Behavior 13 Be A Team Player

2018-03-19 Issue 39 Fundamental Behavior 12 Seek Improvement In Everything

2018-03-12 Issue 38 Fundamental Behavior 11 Innovate

2018-03-05 Issue 37 Fundamental Behavior 10 Be Process-Driven

2018-02-26 Issue 36 Fundamental Behavior 9 Honor Commitments

2018-02-19 Issue 35 Fundamental Behavior 8 Make Customers A Priority

2018-02-12 Issue 34 Fundamental Behavior 7 Clarify Expectations, Then Respond Quickly

2018-02-05 Issue 33 Fundamental Behavior 6 Lead By Example

2018-01-29 Issue 32 Fundamental Behavior 5 Embrace Diversity

2018-01-22 Issue 31 Fundamental Behavior 4 Make Quality Personal

2018-01-15 Issue 30 Fundamental Behavior 3 Protect The Environment

2018-01-08 Issue 29 Fundamental Behavior 2 Be Vigilant About Safety

2018-01-02 Issue 28 Fundamental Behavior 1 Do The Right Thing, Always

2017-12-04 Issue 26 Fundamental Behavior 25 Be Positive

2017-11-27 Issue 25 Fundamental Behavior 24 – Be An Ambassador

2017-11-20 Issue 24 Fundamental Behavior 23 – Give Back

2017-11-13 Issue 23 Fundamental Behavior 22 – Take Pride In Our Appearance

2017-11-06 Issue 22 Fundamental Behavior 21 – Be A Lifelong Learner

2017-10-30 Issue 21 Fundamental Behavior 20 – Pay Attention To The Details

2017-10-23 Issue 20 Fundamental Behavior 19 – Be Proactive

2017-10-16 Issue 19 Fundamental Behavior 18 – Take Ownership

2017-10-09 Issue 18 Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice Blameless Problem Solving

2017-10-02 Issue 17 Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide Meaningful Appreciation

2017-09-25 Issue 16 Fundamental Behavior 15 – Listen to Understand

2017-09-18 Issue 15 Fundamental Behavior 14 – Invest In Relationships

2017-09-04 Issue 13 Fundamental Behavior 12 Seek Improvement In Everything

2017-08-28 Issue 12 Fundamental Behavior 11 – Innovate.

2017-08-21 Issue 11 Fundamental Behavior 10 – Be Process Driven

2017-08-14 Issue 10 Fundamental Behavior 9 – Honor Commitments

2017-08-07 Issue 9 Fundamental Behavior 8 – Make Customers A Priority

2017-07-31 Issue 8 Fundamental Behavior 7 – Clarify Expectations, Then Respond Quickly.

2017-07-24 Issue 7 Fundamental Behavior 6 – Lead By Example.

2017-07-17 Issue 6 Fundamental Behavior 5 – Embrace Diversity.

2017-07-10 Issue 5 Fundamental Behavior 4 – Make Quality Personal.

2017-06-26 Issue 4 Fundamental Behavior 3 – Protect The Environment

2017-06-19 Issue 3 Fundamental Behavior 2 – Be Vigilant About Safety

2017-06-12 Issue 2 Fundamental Behavior 1 – Do The Right Thing, Always

How to maintain and repair the zipper in your boots

Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand at YKK

YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

YKK sponsors North American International Auto Show 2019 Charity Preview Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

18th YKK Fastening Awards

YKK Canada carries out sustainable manufacturing practices to reduce its environmental footprint

YKK AP America Inc. is committed to protecting the natural environment where its plant is located

YKK Corporation sponsors Arts of Fashion Foundation’s International Competition

Tape Craft Corporation’s comprehensive recycling program is dedicated to reducing its footprint

YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products applies recycling practices to help preserve the environment

The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility runs completely on solar power

The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. National Manufacturing Center in Macon, Georgia implements sustainable manufacturing processes

National S.T.E.M/ S.T.E.A.M Day Series

YKK USA’s Field Technology Center takes YKK’s environmental pledge to heart

YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Business Process Excellence pillar helps improve the company’s business process and employee engagement

YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reaches $2 million in savings through its Total Productive Maintenance program


EXCELLA®

Myth: Manufacturing only does traditional advertising

Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 15th Year

QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award

National Manufacturing Day series- Safety in the workplace

High Demand for Manufacturing Jobs in Georgia

YKK’s Global Marketing employees discuss their roles and what working for YKK means to them

One Conversation at a Time- National Hispanic Heritage Month series

YKK Canada Inc. celebrates 50th Anniversary

David Kelly with YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products follows in his father’s footsteps

The Carter Center welcomes Yoshida Scholarship Foundation recipient, Masatoshi Ono

One conversation at a time- Video Series

The Outdoors Series

World Environment Day Series

Make sure your luggage contains a quality zipper

Making quality personal- Tim Harvey’s story

Before you go on your next camping trip, check your sleeping bag zipper

YKK sponsors USA Baseball Collegiate National Team vs Japan’s Collegiate All-Star Team game in Macon, GA

YKK North and Central America Group- 2018 Core Values Awards winners

Is your group struggling with communication? Try team building

YKK North and Central America Group celebrates the environment

YKK employees make a positive impact on the environment

Military, Wet Suit and Fast Food Uniforms Go Eco-Friendly

What are the advantages of having zippered sofa covers?

Promoting healthy work environments and active lifestyles.

A brief history of YKK’s Corporate Culture

Jeans manufacturers and Berkeley scientists discover new ways to make earth-friendly blue jeans

Supporting young talent from all over the world

Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series

Two Tape Craft employees each adopt a mile of highway in memory of their children and help keep their local community clean

Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #4

Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #3

Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #2

Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #1

YKK El Salvador is chosen as one of the top 10 national dental clinics in El Salvador

Hundreds gather in Macon to celebrate Cherry Blossom season

YKK USA’s San Francisco Global Marketing Group participate in The North Face Endurance Challenge Series

YKK AP sponsors FIRST Robotics Team, “The ThunderBotz,” for third consecutive year

International Women’s Day Series 2018

YKK tests its fasteners to ensure quality

Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

YKK: Employing sustainable practices in everything we do

Ingredient Brands Add Value to End Products

For decades, workwear has evolved to meet the changing needs of modern day workers

Technology and Apparel Leaders Develop Unique, Smart Clothing and Wearables for the Future

Smart diapers could be a game changer in hygiene industry

Apparel industry leaders take steps to be more sustainable and socially ethical

Automotive Engineers innovate seating to meet consumer needs

How to properly maintain the zipper on your drysuit

Media Coverage about YKK

A Christmas story for the family

YKK’s Fundamental Behaviors set standards for the company in providing quality products and in being a good corporate citizen

YKK provides relief to the victims of Hurricane Maria and the Central Mexico Earthquake

YKK releases a fantastical, heart-warming Christmas video about automatic zippers

YKK conducts conservation activities to preserve Kurobe, Japan’s natural groundwater

How to choose the correct zipper for your handbag

YKK Honduras renovates Dr. Leonardo Martinez V. public school

What are the advantages to having a zippered mattress cover?

YKK’s Product Preview for the IFAI Expo 2017

YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. in Marietta, Georgia collects eye glasses for National Vision Month

Join YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. and Tape Craft Corporation at the IFAI Expo!

YKK releases new animated short “Fastening Days 3”

YKK North & Central America Group plant trees in honor of World Environment Day

Austrian footwear designer, Carolin Holzuber, exhibits in YKK Europe’s London Showroom

YKK Introduces “The Craftsmanship of YKK,” a webpage designed to educate children about YKK’s zipper making technology

How to purchase a great pair of jeans for men

Organic Cotton is kinder to you and to the environment

Zipper Dress Designer wins YKK® photo contest

Colombia is now the fashion capital of Latin America

YKK Develops ECO-DYE®, a waterless dyeing technology for zippers

YKK Congratulates Winners of the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

Young Designer uses YKK® zippers in a unique way to design a leather clutch purse

The Industrial Fabrics Association Offers a Student Competition

Denim is coming back as athleisure wear plateaus

Durable Luggage Contains Quality Zippers

How to Maintain an Excellent Safety Culture

FAQ: Removing Stains from Denim Garments

YKK, Mad Water Debut ‘Made in USA’ Waterproof Zippers

Great Hunting Gear Requires Near Perfect Camo

Design for a difference

Welcome – John Smith, President, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.

YKK releases new animated short “Fastening Days 2”

The YKK 80 Building Becomes the First Office Building in Japan to Obtain Top LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) Certification (Platinum)

YKK Experts Talk about the Latest in Zipper Innovation at 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

YKK Becomes Only Zipper Manufacturer in Bangladesh to be Certified by Alliance

YKK QuickFree® wins 12th Kids Design Award

March 26-28, 2019

IDEA19 Trade Show (Booth #762) / Miami, FL

January 21-22, 2019

SHOT SHOW Supplier Showcase (Booth #S2211 and #S2213) / Las Vegas, NV

YKK releases short film “AUTO CAMPING” featuring automatic zippers

Jim Reed named President, YKK Corporation of America

YKK Corporation releases new stop motion film “Zipper & Bears”

Yoshida Scholarship Foundation seeking Japanese nationals for Carter Center internship

YKK80 Building Awarded Top Prize ASHRAE Technology Awards

YKK partners with David Clark Company to produce Boeing’s New Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner Spacesuit

YKK Corporation releases new animation short: Fastening Days 2

The YKK 80 Building Becomes the First Office Building in Japan to Obtain Top LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) Certification (Platinum)

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