Aras, the only resilient platform provider for digital industrial applications, today announced that YKK AP, manufacturer of a diverse line of architectural products, has selected the Aras platform to support sustainable business growth through variation management, code management, and project management.

Prior to selecting the Aras platform, YKK AP had managed its product development process using a heavily customized packaged system that could not adapt to user requests for shorter development cycles or maintain a high standard for data quality—factors that YKK AP knew would be important to continue innovating in the future. In order to successfully manage product information across the lifecycle and give itself the advantages needed to stay ahead of the competition, YKK AP required a system that could support current product development and adapt to new business environments as current processes evolve and new ones are created.

YKK AP selected the Aras platform for its advanced architecture, flexibility, upgradeability, and value of the subscription model. Unlike its previous system, Aras’ platform may be customized to suit YKK AP’s requirements while also including future upgrades, reducing the effort required to make business changes and ensuring that YKK AP will always have access to the latest software and innovations. This will provide YKK AP the opportunity to utilize its technology at a predictive cost.

“The business environment surrounding YKK AP continues to change drastically. Even with that, we plan to maintain our commitment to providing the highest quality product and services,” said Shintaro Sugama, Executive Vice President of Research & Development and Quality Assurance, YKK AP. “We needed a system that was able to grow and change with us, and felt that the Aras platform had the ability to support current needs, but also adapt to our future unknown business initiatives.”

About YKK AP
With its diverse line of architectural products, YKK AP is creating corporate value that is right for the times we live in. These include windows and doors that make living spaces more comfortable and facades that help create a more beautiful urban landscape.

About Aras
Aras provides a resilient platform for digital industrial applications. Its open, low code technology enables the rapid delivery of flexible, upgradeable solutions for the engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of complex products. Aras’ platform and product lifecycle management applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product data and processes across the lifecycle and throughout the extended supply chain. Airbus, Audi, GE, GM, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, and Mitsubishi are investing in the platform to manage complex change and traceability. Visit to learn more and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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