The YKK Group management structure is global. Manufacturing is done by the Fastening Products and Architectural Products Business Groups backed by engineering and support provided by the Machinery and Engineering Group. The Fastening Products Group does exactly what the name implies, producing and marketing fasteners. The company began 80 years ago, and it has produced and marketed fastening products such as zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners, fabric tapes and plastic products, snaps and buttons, and more.