Our
Story

From 1934 to today

    Company     Our story

YKK France is the 4th subsidiary of the group created in the EMEA zone and the 2nd Japanese company in France.

1934

YKK creation

January 1st 1934, in Tokyo, Japan, YKK is created by Tadao Yoshida.


1967

YKK France

To be close to the French market, a subsidiary is created in France.


1970

YKK Belgium

A new subsidiary is created in Belgium.


1972

Seclin plant

YKK established a manufacturing site in the north of France.


1977

Mr Tadao Yoshida visits the Seclin plant

YKK founder Tadao Yoshida visits the Seclin factory to celebrate 10 years of YKK France.


1987

Launching of the Excella® range

The new top-range zippers Excella®, in polished metal exist in various shapes.


1992

Oeko-Tex member

Raw materials certification.


1994

Group environmental pledge

YKK is commited to being environmentally friendly.


2008

Support for young designers

From 2008, YKK develops partnerships with fashion schools in France and Belgium.


2011

YKK France & YKK Belgium

The two entities merged.


2012

Creation of development activity in France

To support you in your customisation projects.


2014

Development of «tailor-made» solutions

To facilitate the attachment of zippers to your creation, the launching of adhesive and laser cut services.


2017

YKK France 50 years

For the occasion, a fashion show was organised in partnership with the fashion school ESMOD and a big celebration held with all employees at the Seclin plant.


2019

Creation of "tailor-made" service inside our workshop

To adapt your design to your creation and to your house image, YKK France created a « tailor-made » service in its factory in Seclin.