Corporate Overview

Corporate Overview

Corporate Name
Sharp Corporation
Head Office
1 Takumi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka 590-8522, Japan
Guide map
Tel
+81-72-282-1221
Management Representatives
J.W. Tai, President & Chief Executive Officer
Business Activities
Mainly manufacturing and sales of telecommunications equipment, electric and electronic application equipment, and electronic components.
Business Activities
Founding
Founder, Tokuji Hayakawa, was awarded a patent for the "Tokubijo" snap buckle (he was 18 years old at the time). On September 15, 1912, he established a small metalworking shop in Matsui-cho, Honjo, Tokyo.
A Sharp Journey (Sharp History)
Origin of Company Name
Mr. Hayakawa continued to research and improve the techniques for making metal writing instruments, and in 1915, he invented a mechanical pencil that, after further improvements, would take the world by storm. In 1916, Mr. Hayakawa's mechanical pencil was named the "Ever-Ready Sharp Pencil." The present name of the company and its trademark are derived from that product.
Incorporation
In May 1935, the structure of the company was modified to become a joint-stock corporation under the name Hayakawa Metal Works Institute Co. (capitalization: 300,000 yen.)
Capital Stock
5 billion yen (as of March 31, 2017)
Sales
2,050,639 million yen (consolidated)
1,577,301 million yen (unconsolidated)
( Fiscal 2016 Financial Results )
Employees
Consolidated: 43,279
 Japan: 18,325 (Sharp Corporation 13,371 / other Consolidated 4,954)
 Overseas: 24,954 (Consolidated)
(as of September 30, 2017)

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