Products & Services

YKK EMEA Group is associated with quality, flexibility, creativity and high performance. Our HiTech, Classic or Design ranges offer Total Fastening Solutions right across our network. Our manufacturing facilities have accredited certification to the International Standard ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems). We comply with the latest laws and industrial regulations from around the globe. Contact your local YKK office for the latest information and details of product exceptions. With local knowledge and expertise at their fingertips your local YKK office can providet advice on the latest fastening processes, developments and applications. Local offices can also provide information about our global account network, which extends to over 70 countries world wide. This special service offers customers a dedicated key account manager to support their global trim sourcing operations. YKK delivers value added products and services to enhance and differentiate your brand.

Research & Development

Built on years of experience and fastening know how, YKK is the total fastening solutions partner. Whenever Classic, Design or HiTech products are required, our local R&D centres work with customers’ right across Europe to provide speedy development. Our centres are backed up by a large global R&D network which provides access to the very latest technology. YKK innovates together with customers to produce high quality fastening products.

What does YKK stand for?

YKK, a zipper manufacturing company, was founded in Japan, in 1934, by Tadao (pronounced in English as Tah-dah-o) Yoshida. In the early years, Mr. Yoshida's company carried his name; it was called Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha--or "YKK" for short. (That long Japanese name translates roughly into English as "Yoshida Company Limited.") Over the years, the letters "YKK" were stamped onto the zippers' pull tabs, and thus YKK became known as the Company's trademark.

How can I distinguish genuine YKK products from counterfeit ones?

YKK evaluate and publish genuine YKK product certificates. If you have any doubt about YKK zippers used in garments etc, please your local offices directly. Unfortunately we cannot disclose the procedure due to the risk of having this info being disclosed to counterfeit producers.

Other than zippers, what product does YKK produce today?

Aside from zippers, YKK also makes other fastening products-like snaps & buttons, textiles and plastics, hook & loop self-closing tape fastening systems, webbings, and metal and plastic notions and buckles. YKK also produces aluminium building products-like window and entrance systems for low, medium, and high rise applications.

As the world's pre-eminent creator of fastening solutions, YKK's elegant new Excella® No. 2 zipper complements its impressive portfolio as the SMALLEST SYMMETRICAL ELEMENT of its kind.
YKK London Showroom will host the conceptual fashion work of Mason Jung from 1 to 29 February 2016. Mason Jung is a very different kind of designer, who eschews the seasonal structure of the fashion system and continues his evolving series of projects. It is very important to him to communicate his work within the ‘correct’ context.
At YKK, technology and physics play an inventive tour de force, particularly in its latest masterful creation of its super lightweight ALUMINIUM SLIDER for Lumina®.
While the creative flair and performance of its products no longer need to be proved, YKK is increasingly emphasising zips and buttons designed to give garment manufacturers and designers freedom to customise their collections, against a backdrop in which accessories can make a real difference.
YKK is proud to announce the historic opening of its first ever showroom in Commercial Street, Shoreditch. The London Showroom opening marks the start of a new chapter for the brand with the physical entry of YKK into the fashion community, and highlights the importance of developing relationships with fashion, accessories, and jewellery students, designers, and stylists.

For advice about products and services, to request an order, or to speak to a local representative, please your nearest YKK office using our global s directory.

YKK sponsors the Water Sports Village at ISPO

YKK sponsors the Water Sports Village at ISPO18 JANUARY 2017

YKK are sponsoring the Water Sports Village at ISPO which is being held in the Action Hall 6. Our booth is located next to the swimming pool. Come and discuss our latest range of Aqua products. If you need any additional information, please email [email protected]

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